Crete - Essential Information


Crete has two airports, “Nikos Kazantzakis” close to Heraklion and "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" close to Chania. "Ioannis Daskalogiannis" is mostly operating domestic and chartered flights.

The “Nikos Kazantzakis” is one of the three largest international airports in Greece, and is only 10 minutes away from the centre of Heraklion. If you take a taxi you will pay approximately €15 (including the luggage). You can also take the bus No 78, which takes you to the town centre. The bus takes around 20 minutes.

Public Transport

Buy tickets for the buses from the many kiosks you will find around town. The best is to buy your return ticket at the same time. Buses start going at 05.30 or 6.00 and they stop around midnight. They run every 20-30 minutes.


Taxi is not the most economical way to travel on Crete but can be necessary sometimes. Taxi Heraklion is one of the major taxi companies on the island.


The main post-offices are open Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 20.00 and Saturday 08.00 to 14.00. Other post-offices will generally be open from 08.00 to 14.00 only from Monday to Friday. In Heraklion the main post office is in Daskalogianni Square.


Normal opening hours of the pharmacies are the same as shops during week days. On Saturdays they are generally closed. Each pharmacy has a notice in the window showing which ones are open out of normal hours and the address where they're located.


Country code: +30
Area code (Heraklion): 2810


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