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Car rental Heraklion airport

Heraklion International Airport (HER), also known as Nikos Kazantzàkis Airport after the great writer and philosopher, is the main airport on the island of Crete, Greece. Located about 5 kilometers east of the city of Heraklion and handling more than five million of passengers a year, it is Greece's second busiest airport after Athens International Airport. Many important resorts are accessible via Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, such as Heraklion, Aghios Nikolaos, Malia, Hersonissos, Stalida and Elounda. Nikos Kazantzakis Airport will cease operations when the new airport starts running. Photography is officially prohibited as the airport is used by the Greek Air Force. Airlines serving the airport include Aegean Airlines, Aeroflot, Transavia, Wizz Air, XL Airways France, Easy Jet and more.

A broad choice of car rental suppliers at Herklion airport

Companies that offer car rental at Heraklion Airport include Avis, Autohellas, Eurodollar, Hertz, Sixt and Travel Star. You can find the counters of these suppliers of car rental at Heraklion airport in the Arrivals Hall. It's advisable to rent a car in advance and simply pick it up at the airport. It saves you time, money and hassle. With a rental car, it's easy to reach any part of Crete from the airport. Like in the rest of Greece car rental at Heraklion airport is always reasonably priced. When booking from car rental broker holidaycars.com, it's more likely to receive a cheaper offer with guaranteed quality, because of its high volume of car rental deals and strong negotiation with the suppliers.

Facilities available at Heraklion International Airport (HER) include:



Contact

Heraklion Airport "N. Kazantzakis"
71408 Iraklio
Greece
Telephone: +30(0)2810 397129/397136
Fax: +30(0)2810 245598
Email: kahktl@otenet.gr
Tips and experiences for Heraklion airport

Our customers rated Heraklion airport with an average of 8.1 based on 18 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

10-11-2019
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Price of fuel is about $7/gal USD. Be prepared for this. Also, pay attention to how the locals drive, and adjust your driving to the way they do it (within reason) so that their flow of traffic is not impeded by your western style driving (assuming you come from the US). The shoulder is used for not just what it is used for in the US. The slower traffic actually uses it to allow faster traffic to pass more easily.
09-10-2019
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Elafonisi Beach, Balos Lagoon, Samaria Gorge entrance, Aptera Ancient Site, Arkardi Monastery, Knossos Palace, Spinalonga.
09-10-2019
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Be sure to cover windshields or park in the shadow as many locals do. Plan your trip accordingly so you will not be traveling some tricky serpentin in the middle of the night.
19-09-2019
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The directions provided for car pick up at Heraklion are for regular hours, which then made them inaccurate for early/after hours pick ups. Because we have picked up car rentals in the past at this airport, we were able to figure it out better and find the pickup office. It would have been very frustrating for a first-timer. We returned our car to Chania, where there were NO SURPRICE signs at all - except for INSIDE the office. When we pulled up to that office, after finally finding it - they told us we needed to "go back to the airport, drop off the luggage and my wife, then come back as the transport only has room for one person and no luggage." These types of return instructions should be provided in clear, obvious instructions on the rental page.
09-08-2019
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Put identifiable luggage tags on your cases so you can easily see your bags on the carousel and stop other passengers taking them away
04-08-2019
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Given that Heraklion is on an island the and the roads/parking are small, cars tend to be smaller than expected but this is a good thing. It is easier to drive a smaller car around the island. Staff is very helpful. Some cars are very old and some are brand new so be sure to ask staff about getting a different car if you are unsatisfied with the car they bring to you.
21-07-2019
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Use reputable agency for car renting like enterprise or Avis . South East of Creat is under developed, not touristy and fantastic!!!! North West is very developed, very touristy and beautiful. You must see the mountains, The most peaceful place on Earth.” Eat in the small taverns. The food is great. Come back .
05-04-2019
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Heraklion and Crete are great to travel around. Try local cuisine. South beaches are the best.
19-01-2019
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Rent a car. Get around Crete. Eat Greek food. Visit Chania Visit Spinalonga. Visit Agios Nikolaos.
15-10-2018
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Matala - the south of Crete is very beautiful and less touristic
11-10-2018
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I've been visiting Crete for 10 years and always rent Sudzuki Jimmy. To my opinion, the Jimmy is one of the best car for Crete because of its dimention. Same time Jimmy allows you to turn "somewere from the road". Ther is only one negative point: Jimmy is not comfortable for long trip. Actuallly, the roads on Crete are mostly good, so, if you are not going to run much of bumpy roads, there is a reason to take something like Panda. From my side, I think the new Sudzuki Ignis would be the best.
24-09-2018
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It's a small airport which can get a bit full at times. Dash through duty free and head upstairs before and after passport control for places to eat and sit. Be aware they don't always call the flights until the last minute so get to the gate early is my advice!
14-09-2018
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Heraklion Airport is laid out so that travellers can get in and out relatively quickly (when compared with airports such as Gatwick), so don't be too alarmed if you arrive back at the airport for your return flight a bit later than you would if it were a larger, messier airport. Check in is swift and security procedures are efficient. Buses are immediately outside the terminal and well signposted. Not all car hire is well indicated however; Goldcar for example is off-airport and requires a shuttle bus to reach. Finding the shuttle bus is a bit of a lottery; you just have to go to the car lot and look for it.
04-01-2017
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it is a good place for a short holiday
08-12-2016
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A perfect destination for all time not only summer time, eat and drink everything you could reach, must go outside to the near villages
30-08-2016
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We stayed in Rethymnon which was a lovely little harbour about 1 hour west of Heraklion. It was nice however we did have to travel each day to find the nice beaches.
04-07-2016
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Archeological museum, Knossos
18-06-2016
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All of the Crete