Heraklion International Airport

Everything you need to know before departing from or arriving to Heraklion Airport

Transfer at Heraklion Airport

Krystof Hajek updated 15. 10. 2023

The only terminal at Heraklion Airport looks outdated and in the summer season it is very congested. However, orientation is not difficult and the distances from check-in to the planes are short.

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The terminal has a single ground floor. Most of it is set aside for check-in desks and departures, with only a smaller section on the far left serving arrivals.

In the summer season, be prepared for extreme seating shortages and security lines of up to 40 minutes.

Transfer between flights

Heraklion Airport is not a transfer hub and therefore does not have a direct transfer option through the transit zone.

In case you make a transfer in Heraklion on your own, you have to go out, check in again and go back through security.

Krystof Hajek

Krystof is the editor-in-chief of Cestee. He is also an avid traveller with 574 flights and 73 countries visited.

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