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Heraklion Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Heraklion Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Varies (1 full loop lasts 60 minutes)
USD 17.11
Discover the sights of Heraklion on this fun, open-top hop-on hop-off bus tour. Admire panoramic views of top Heraklion attractions and hop on and off at any of 10 stops around town. Ride to the Palace of Knossos and see its ancient Minoan relics, or stop at the Venetian fortress, Heraklion Archaeological Museum and other must-sees. With your unlimited use 1-day ticket, you can hop on and off whenever you wish during the day. Add audio commentary and a complimentary city map and it's the ideal way to explore Crete's capital.

Santorini Island Day Trip

Santorini Island Day Trip
12 hours
USD 158.98
Get to know Santorini on a full-day independent trip from Crete, and see as much of the island as you wish! Either soak up the sun with a book on the beach, or explore the pretty island towns and villages. Discover the delights of Fira or Oia; take a cable car ride from the volcanic caldera to the old port; scout out cozy island tavernas; or impress the children with a donkey ride! How you enjoy your time on Santorini is up to you; just note that any entrance fees, activities or meals are at your own expense.

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Where is Heraklion Airport?  

Crete is Greece's largest and most populated island. With its own poetry, dance and music, Crete is known for its unique local culture. Crete was once at the centre of the Minoan civilization (c. 2700–1420 BC), the oldest recorded civilization in Europe.

Heraklion International Airport (IATA: HER, ICAO: LGIR), officially Heraklion International Airport, Nikos Kazantzakis or Heraklion Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, also referred to as Crete Airport, Nea Alikarnassos Airport, or simply Heraklion Airport, is located 5 kilometres (3miles) east of Heraklion city centre, on the island of Crete, Greece. HER Airport is situated near the municipality of Nea Alikarnassos, and is a shared civil/military facility. The airport is named to honour Heraklion born Nikos Kazantzakis, a Greek philosopher and writer.

HER is Crete's primary airport. The smaller Chania International Airport (CHQ) handles seasonal flights to the western part of the island.

In 2011, Heraklion Airport served 5,292,687 passengers, making it Greece's 2nd busiest airport.

Aegean Airlines, Cypus Airways and Olympic Airlines offer year round service to Heraklion Airport.

Airlines offering seasonal service include Aeroflot, Air Berlin, Austrian Airlines, Condor, EasyJet, Edelweiss Air, Germanwings, Hamburg Airways, Iberia, Israir Airlines, Jet2.com, Niki, Norwegian Air Shuttle, Sky Express, SmartWings, Thomas Cook, Transaero Airlines, Transavia.com, TUIfly, Vueling and Wizz Air.

Year-round service operates to Athens, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Larnaca, Rhodes and Thessaloniki. Cities with seasonal flights to HER include Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Copenhagen, Dublin, Glasgow, London, Madrid, Marseille, Moscow, Munich, Oslo, Paris, Prague, Rhodes, Rome, Rotterdam, Santorini, St. Petersburg, Tel Aviv, Vienna and Zürich.

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During summer, the airport becomes very congested, and it is not uncommon for passengers waiting to check-in to queue outside the terminal.

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Last Updated: 21 Feb 2015