Travel to Heraklion, Greece: Organizing your travel to Heraklion is easy as there are many direct ferries and flights there. These ferries and flights depart from Athens daily, while there are also direct flights and charters from abroad in tourist season. Here are the most useful travel information about the airport, flights and ferries but also useful numbers, pdf guide and information about our travel services.
The International Airport Nikos Kazantzakis is found 4 km from the city centre, in the region of Nea Alikarnassos. Throughout the year it serves domestic flights from/to Athens and Thessaloniki, while in summer it operates charter flights from many European airports. The flight time from Athens to Heraklion is about 45 minutes. Many low-cost air companies also fly to Heraklion in summer season, making it the most important gateway to Crete.
Direct daily ferries link Piraeus to Heraklion, the busiest port in Crete. These trips are daily or overnight and they usually last from 6 to 8 hours. The large port of Heraklion is also connected with many other Greek islands, especially in summer season. In particular, there is daily ferry connection between Heraklion and Santorini in summer. There is also ferry connection once per week with other islands of Cyclades, such as Mykonos, Paros and Milos. Threee times per week there is ferry from Heraklion to Karpathos, Kassos and Rhodes.
In this travel section, you will find all the necessary information to plan your travel to Heraklion. This region of Crete is the most popular and recei ves the largest amount of travelers every summer. This is why it serves many ferries and flights from Greece or abroad.
Apart from info on how to go, in this page you will also find hotels to stay, car rentals, online engines to book ferry tickets, tours, island hopping packages and winter packages. If you have a specific holiday trip in mind and need hel in organizing it, just send us a request for Custom holiday and we will send you our offer.
Useful numbers in Heraklion: police station, hospital, taxis, bus services, museums and more
Download a pdf guide of Heraklion with information about all things to see and do.