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Taxi and transfer from Heraklion Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” (the island of Crete)

Nikos Kazantzakis, a famous writer of Crete and entire Greece, gave a very exciting description of Crete in his “Report to Greko”: “The secret of Crete is hidden very deep. Anyone, who sets foot onto this island, feels the subtle power, spreading all over his veins with warmth and makes you feel the growth of soul”.

You will probably start the meeting with this breathtaking island from the airport that was named after the great compatriot. When you decide to continue the acquaintance and learn more about Heraklion, the heart of the island, you should better call for a taxi or request for a decent and comfortable transfer.

Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis”

Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport occupies second place due to the importance in Greece. It was named after a famous writer. You can find it in 4 kilometers from the city center, in Nea Alikarnassos. Its annual flow of passengers is 5.5 million people. The airport provides an air connection with 35 countries worldwide. The first landing of a plane with passengers took place in 1939. The total area of the airport is 43 300 square meters.

Terminals of the airport

The airport provides a terminal that was entirely renovated in 2018. Its area has been extended to 3000 square meters. Thus its current area comprises almost 22 000 square meters.

Contacts and Hours of Work

Full name:

  1. Greek: Ο Κρατικός Αερολιμένας Ηρακλείου «Νίκος Καζαντζάκης»
  2. English: Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis”.

Code of the airport:

  1. IATA: HER .
  2. ICAO: LGIR.


Online board:

Tel (Contact Center): +30 2810-397800
Tel (Info Center): +30 2810-397129, 397136
Fax: +30 2810-221700
Administrative office:
Tel: +30 2810-245998, 397111, 397113
Fax: +30 2810 - 245598
Deputy Head of the Airport:
Tel: +30 2810-397117
Fax: +30 2810-397501

Hours of Work: 24/7 round the year.

The cost of transfer from Heraklion Airport

Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport provides access to any Cretan city (Chanis, Agios Nikolaos, Rethymno, Hersonissos, Malia, etc.), so that you don’t have to ride into Heraklion to reach any of them. You can use various bus lines, which ensure transportation in the municipality of Heraklion. However, if you wish to catch a bus, you should leave the airport area and keep on going along the direct road to the highway. It is also possible to call for a taxi or request for a transfer.


In the area of arrival, you can find a 24-hour taxi service. The cost for a trip to the center of Heraklion will vary from 15 to 20 euro. You should remember that the price does not include extra-facilities like a baby seat or help with luggage.


If you wish to get from the airport to the city with comfort and avoid nerve-racking, and, in addition, have difficulties with Greek or English language (most of the Greek speak rather unclearly and could be hardly understood), you can prepare for the trip in advance: book a transfer with a polite, Russian-speaking chauffeur as well as a car of desired class, which will wait for you in the airport at the appointment time.

How to book a transfer online

To leave a request for a transfer on our website is very easy. First, choose the necessary language at the top of the page. Then, start typing the name of the airport and the destination. You should also specify the flight number, date and time of the trip as well as the number of passengers. After this procedure, you will be offered a list of vehicles of different class and price. All you have to do now is to choose the car you wish and type your personal data.

Advantages of transfer from Aktis.Taxi

If you appreciate the quality of the trip, wish to save and get the maximum of service, a transfer from Aktis.Taxi is exactly what you need! Direct benefits of our transfer:

  • Russian-speaking drivers;

  • an opportunity to choose a vehicle;

  • extra services and help are provided for free;

  • a driver will meet you at the airport with a personal name board;

  • the payment is done at the end of the trip;

  • no hidden costs.

The Island of Crete is a breathtaking place, which enchants travelers at first sight. Make sure that no commonplace problems will prevent you enjoy marvelous days on the beautiful island. Book a qualitative transfer and fully enjoy the Greek hospitality.


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