Travel guide to help tourists arriving in Heraklion. The Heraklion airport code is HER and there are 2 airports in the island of Crete. The second one is located in Chania city.
Heraklion Airport, Greece
Flying from Europe
Domestic flights The Heraklion Airport serves as a hub for Volotea, Ellinair, Astra Airlines and Aegean Airlines with direct flights from the Greek cities of Athens and/or Thessaloniki. In addition to that, during summer Sky Express connects Heraklion with the Greek islands of Kos, Rhodes, Paros and Zakynthos. At the same time, charter Flights from all major European cities to Heraklion, Crete last 3 to 5 hours. Flights to Heraklion are available by many airlines including British Airways (BA), Easyjet, Lufthansa, KLM, TUI, Eurowings Vueling and many more. These charter flights come mostly from Russia, Italy, Germany, Holland and the United Kingdom.
Traveling from non European Countries
Travelers from USA, Canada, Australia, China, India and other non-European countries that wish to come to Heraklion, must get a connecting flight in Athens, Thessaloniki or any another European country that operates charter flights to the Greek island. The distance from Athens is about 205 Miles and there are several flights a day (air time from Athens to Heraklion is about an hour).