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Crete is a magical mix of sandy beaches, lively cities and old-style villages. Heraklion Airport is the main airport for Crete and after Athens, the country’s second busiest. Renting a car straight from the airport gives you the freedom of travelling at your own pace and exploring the many interesting villages and regions. You will find renting a car in Crete an affordable option. 

Heraklion International Airport Guide

About the airport:
Crete’s second largest airport is located just 5km east of the main centre of Heraklion. The airport is named after the Greek writer Nikos Kazantzakis. The airport is Crete’s busiest airport and visitors arriving here will go on to explore Heraklion, Malia, Hersonissos, Elounda and Stalida. Renting a car will allow you to explore many of these varying areas freely and in your own time. 

About Heraklion:
Heraklion is the largest city in Crete and its administrative capital. It has an array of museums worth visiting including, the Heraklion Archeological Museum and the Natural History museum. European route E75 travels through the city and is the direct way to travel to the cities of Agios and Nikolaos. 

There is so much to explore throughout Crete from its beautiful seashores to its mountain villages. This cosmic island is best explored by rental car to really value all it has to offer. The scenery is truly mesmerising. Sun worshippers are well catered for here with beaches a plenty. It is also possible to take your rental car to the south where you will see the rugged coves and cliff lined coast. 

Travelling Around Crete:
It is recommended to keep to the main highways when travelling around the island, away from these some of the roads can be narrow and winding. Crete is a large and varied island and a map is recommended. The main highways are however well signposted, but it is in the more remote areas that you will need to take care. 

Eating out in Crete:
Food is a way of life in Heraklion. You will find rural tavernas creating local produce such as their own meat, cheese, olive oil and wine. Seafood is also fresh and bountiful. Driving through the villages allows you to discover herbs and greens in addition to house-hold traditional recipes. 

Staying in Heraklion:
The best places to stay in Heraklion are ideal for visiting the many excellent beaches and the island’s places of interest. Heraklion is a modern city with some wonderful sights, many of which are accessed from the base of Knossos. While Malia and Hersonissos are well known by party-goers the world over. If you are looking for a more relaxed place to stay the region of Anissaras has a delightful secluded coast line with just a few local restaurants and shops.

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