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Heraklion Airport Guide

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In this section you will find traveller airport reviews as well as our Heraklion Airport Guide with info on WiFi, lounges, facilities and services....and yes, even the names of some airport hotels in case you decide that sleeping in the airport is not for you!

my god was it fun!  I got stuck in this lift trying to get to Pizza Hut so i recommend the stairs! -Lawrence

Airport Overview

To help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, we are here to give you the low-down on what travellers have reported back to us during their time at Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport.

What to Expect

  • A small single-terminal international airport, served mainly by seasonal flights. A limited variety of shopping and dining options are available. There are only two restaurants available airside, and they are the same restaurant.
  • Food concessions are expensive at this airport. One reviewer reported receiving an undercooked hamburger, and advised to eat elsewhere before coming to the airport.
  • WiFi is is available. See WiFi in the airport guide below.
  • Uncomfortable plastic seats in the lounge areas.

Where to Sleep

  • There are a couple of old couches on the upper floor, landside near the food court. Overnight stays are common at this airport, so try to snag one if they are unoccupied.
  • Have a sleep mask and earplugs or noise-cancelling headphones handy to block out those bright airport lights and loud overhead announcements that go on well into the night.
  • For uninterrupted sleep, there are hotels near the airport. See Airport Hotels in the airport guide below.

Good to Know

  • Economy class passengers can pay to enter one of the airport’s first class lounges. See our Airport Lounges section for locations and rates.

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Heraklion Airport Information

In this guide we may refer to locations as "landside" and "airside". Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.

Airport Lounges

Pay-per-use, Single Visit Passes & Lounge Memberships

Regardless of what class of service you are flying, there are lounges that you can enter by purchasing a lounge pass or through a lounge membership program. Visit the individual lounge page for more details (ie. facilities, hours, pass and membership information):

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Airport WiFi / Internet

Free WiFi is available at Heraklion Airport. Internet access is also available at the cafe on the ground floor.

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Airport Hotels