Travelling to Heraklion

How to Get To Heraklion

There are two ways to arrive at the principal city of Crete: by sea or by air. Direct ferries depart every day from Piraeus, the main port of Athens. Many direct flights leave from Athens International Airport, adding to the ones from abroad during the high tourist season (from April to October).


Daily ferries link Piraeus to Heraklion. Most trips are overnight and last at least 9 hours. The port of Heraklion is very accessible, built inside the city limits. For more information, you can visit the following websites:


Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” is the main airport of Crete. It is built within the town of Nea Alikarnassos, 3 to 4 km away from Heraklion city center. The airport works with numerous airlines all year round. Moreover, there are several charter flights from April to October, serving a lot of countries in Europe. As a result, Heraklion Airport is one of the busiest in Greece, second only to Athens International Airport. The flight from Athens to Heraklion lasts about 45 minutes. For more information, you can visit the following websites:

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