Heraklion Airport Map
Airport Latitude and Longitude: 35°20′23″N 25°10′49″E
Airport address: 85QF+RV Nea Alikarnassos, Heraklion Crete Greece
Distances from Heraklion Airport:
|Heraklion Downtown||About 8 min||(2.8 km)|
|Chania||About 2 hr||(145 km)|
|Malia||About 26 min||(31.8 km)|
|Rethymno||About 1 hr 8 min||(81.1 km)|
|Hersonissos||About 17 min||(21.6 km)|
|Agios Nikolaos||About 49 min||(59.7 km)|
|Ammoudara||About 14 min||(11.4 km)|
|Elounda||About 57 min||(67.2 km)|
|Agia Pelagia||About 28 min||(26.7 km)|
|Matala||About 1 hr 8 min||(65.4 km)|
|Sitia||About 2 hr 3 min||(125 km)|
|Gouves||About 15 min||(16.4 km)|
Heraklion Airport Location
Heraklion Airport is located approximately 5 Km (3.1 mi) away from the city of Heraklion.
Heraklion is a tourism powerhouse in the Mediterranean, but unlike other Greek island destinations, visitors won’t find a peaceful beach or harbor town. Instead they’ll find a bustling metropolis filled with urban beauty and rich history. Heraklion is the capital of Crete, and one of Greece’s biggest cities, so there’s plenty to do and see for visitors. Plus, there’s easy access to Crete’s surrounding towns, ruins and natural wonders so you can explore everything the island has to offer during your visit. Heraklion is a very walkable city (in fact, walking tours are a popular activity for visitors), but if you’d like to explore some of the sights nearby or further afield, there are several transportation options available.
If you’d like the flexibility of exploring the island on your own time, there are several car rental companies where you can pick up your car directly from the airport. Taxi stands are also plentiful within the city, and you can easily book transfers ahead of time online. Lastly, Heraklion has an affordable bus system that runs throughout the city, along with two bus companies with routes across the island. This is great if you’re heading across town, or want to make a quick day trip to the city’s environs.
Heraklion It is the fourth largest city in Greece with a population of 211,370
Knossos archeological site (Europe’s Oldest City) located 5 km southeast of Heraklion
Recognized as one of the birthplaces of European civilization, Heraklion has thousands of years of fascinating history to explore. Most of these ancient ruins lie slightly outside of the city proper (Knossos is a popular stop, just 20 minutes outside the city), but you’ll find an amazing treasure trove of Medieval and Renaissance architecture on display. Parts of the imposing city walls are still standing, crowned by Koules, a massive fortress built by the Venetians in the 1500s. In addition to its impressive architecture, you can also find an impressive view from the roof. Another Venetian masterpiece is the Loggia, a luxurious Renaissance mansion, which now houses Heraklion’s city hall. Other great structures from this time include Heraklion’s many churches and cathedrals. Agios Minas Cathedral, St. Mark’s Basilica and St. Titus Church are some of the most steeped in history.