What safety measures are in place when I land at the airport in Heraklion?
Please click here to find the latest safety measures being taken at Heraklion Airport.
Is the Air-Rail Link currently operating to/from Birmingham International train station?
The Air-Rail Link is operating between the hours of 03:30 - 00:30.
What shops, bars and restaurants are currently open at the airport?
Most of our outlets are back open at the airport. Please click here for my information.
Should I arrive earlier at the airport than normal?
All passengers are encouraged to arrive at the terminal in line with the check-in opening times for their flight.
What can I expect in Heraklion?
Heraklion (or Iraklio, to the locals) is Greece’s fifth-largest city and Crete’s capital. The city is the island’s economic and administrative hub but is also home to some of Crete’s best sights. Take the time to discover Heraklion, and you’ll find a thriving café and restaurant scene, good shopping and bustling nightlife, as well as cultural attractions.
What is the flight time to Heraklion?
The approximate flight time to Heraklion is 4 hours.
What is the weather like in Heraklion?
Heraklion enjoys a warm and temperate climate. July is the hottest month with an average temperature of 25°C (77°F) and the coldest is January at 12°C (54°F). The wettest month is December with an average of 100mm of rain.
Why should I visit Heraklion?
Immerse yourself in the history of Crete when you visit the Heraklion Archaeological Museum and the nearby Palace of Knossos, which both provide fascinating insight into Crete's ancient past.
Discover the Old Town of Heraklion including the well-known Morosini Fountain in Lions Square, the Loggia and St. Mark's Basilica. Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere, wander through the narrow streets, visit the market, browse the local shops or visit the Venetian port with its fortress. Explore small parks, street cafés and many historic buildings and fountains from Venetian and Turkish times.
Crete has one of the oldest and most delicious gastronomic traditions in the world. It is simple but extremely fresh and flavourful. Some things you must try on your trip to Heraklion include olive oil (or liquid gold, as they call it in Crete), Cretan cheeses, sarikopitakia (cheese pie), and loukoumades (fried dough served with ice cream, nuts and honey).
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