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About Heraklion Airport (HER)
Heraklion 716 01, Greece
+30 281 039 7129
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Heraklion Airport (IATA: HER, ICAO: LGIR), is an airport serving the Heraklion area in Greece. Scroll down or click here to see what Heraklion Airport shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities we have in our Duty Free Information 2022 Database. Currently in our database we have information on 5 shops, 0 cafes, and 0 restaurants at Heraklion Airport. If you believe this data is out of date or incorrect in any way, please contact us and we will get our team of researchers to correct our data.
It is both a civilian and military airport and was named after Nikos Kazantzakis, a Greek philosopher. This airport is due to be replaced in 2025, but until then it is the second-busiest airport in the country. It has two asphalt runways and one terminal.
HER opened in 1939 while it was still a piece of land flat enough for a Junkers Ju 52 to deliver a passenger. In WWII, it was where the Battle of Heraklion was fought and closed to the public for a few years thereafter. The flights resumed in 1946, and in 1947, a new terminal offered basic services. 4,000 passengers were served that year. Expansions and runway makeovers allowed air carriers to offer their first charter flight via British Airways. HER served over 8 million passengers in 2017.
Transportation to the airport is available via bus and taxi. There is ample short- and long-term parking.
How far away is Heraklion Airport from from the centre of Heraklion?
It takes approximately 8 mins to drive the 1.8 mi (2.9 kilometres) between the centre of Heraklion and Heraklion Airport, making it accessible enough to facilitate and accommodate any travel plans. Make sure you arrive in time to take the opportunity to explore the duty-free shopping opportunities located inside HER airport, where you can purchase exclusive perfumes and colognes, cigarattes, alcohol, food items, confectionery, and souvenirs from Greece.
What are the parking options at Heraklion Airport?
External parking options are available. Don't forget that you can also opt to leave your car at home, thanks to the many public transportation alternatives that can take you to and from Heraklion Airport.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is there to do upon arrival at Heraklion Airport?
Once you arrive at the airport, you have the option to fuel up for your journey ahead by grabbing a bite to eat at any of the available restaurants and cafes, or why not head straight for the duty-free shopping opportunities at the 5 different shops around Heraklion Airport? Get a last-minute gift for a loved one, or spoil yourself with a well-deserved souvenir from your trip.
Heraklion Airport shops, restaurants, and facilities
Shops, bars, restaurants, cafes, and facilities at Heraklion Airport include:
- There is a large duty-free shop on the upper floor of the airport.
What airlines operate passenger services out of Heraklion Airport?
The following airlines all fly passenger services out of Heraklion Airport:
Duty Free Allowance at Heraklion Airport
If you are travelling to Greece from a country within the EU, then you can bring in an unlimited amount of goods that you have bought in that country as long as the price you paid included tax and the goods are for your own personal use (this also includes items that you intend to be gifts).
What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Heraklion Airport from inside the EU
Despite there not being a limit on the amount of alcoholic and tobacco goods that you can bring in from a country in the EU, if you have goods that are more than the following guidelines, then there is a good chance that you will be questioned by a Customs Officer about what you intend to do with the goods:
- 800 cigarettes, 200 cigars, or 1 kg of tobacco
- 110 litres of beer
- 10 litres of spirits
- 90 litres of wine
- 20 litres of fortified wine
What are the limits on duty free cigarettes/alcohol at Heraklion Airport from outside the EU
If you are entering Greece from a country outside of the EU, then your allowance changes to the amounts listed below. Again, these must be for your own personal use. If you intend to sell the goods or if you go over these allowances, then you may have to pay duty and/or tax).
- 200 cigarettes, 100 cigarillos, 50 cigars, or 250g of tobacco
- 4 litres of still wine
- 1 litre of alcohol over 22% volume or 2 litres of alcohol less than 22% volume
- 16 litres of beer
- up to £390 worth of all other goods
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