Heraklion airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” or Heraklion International airport, is the second busiest airport in Greece. it is located about 5 km (3 miles) east of the main city of Heraklion, near the municipality of Nea Alikarnassos and it took its name from the famous author and philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis. It has been operating since 1937 and serves 5 million passengers a year flying to either domestic or international destinations.
Here are some distances between the airport of Heraklion and the 4 main cities of Crete:
- Heraklion Airport to the city centre of Heraklion: 5 km
- Heraklion Airport to Chania : 140 km
- Heraklion Airport to Rethymnon: 82 km
- Heraklion Airport to Agios Nikolaos: 60 km