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Heraklion International Airport is located five or so kilometers from the city of Heraklion in Crete. It is the second busiest airport in Greece because Crete is such a popular tourist destination. The airport is named after a Greek writer, Nikos Kazantzakis. Heraklion is the largest city and the capital of the island of Crete. Heraklion also has a large shipping port and ferry dock (see image above). This serves as a gateway to take ferries across the waters to Egypt, Greece, Haifa, and a number of other close by destinations.

If you want to avoid the major tourist season, it is best to avoid Crete in the summer months. Many tourists form all over the world love to travel to Crete on their summer vacation.

Car Hire

Travelling around Crete is no problem at all. Book cheap car hire at Heraklion Airport here today and grab a bargain. Arrange to collect and drop-off your car at the airport. Heraklion has a major highway network with the E75 running through the city, connecting it to three other major cities.

There are public transportation options available, like the buses and taxis but car rental in Heraklion is a preferred choice by many tourists. Heraklion Airport car hire desks are located in the arrivals Hall, including AutoEscape, Avis and Hertz.


Crete is lucky to have a warm, Mediterranean climate. This means that if you are a tourist, you will be able to enjoy a winter vacation to Crete and avoid the rest of the crowds. Winters are cool, but there is rarely any frost or snow that falls. Heraklion would be an excellent tourist destination for anyone who would like to travel in the Mediterranean and stay on a Greek island.

Whether it's summer or winter in Heraklion it wouldn't be the same without having your own car so book car rental at Heraklion airport before travelling.

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