By Boat

    Since Heraklion is a major port town, it makes sense that one of the most popular ways to get to the city is by ferry. Pireas, the port that serves Athens, is the most common port from which to embark to Heraklion. A normal ferry takes about nine hours and is usually overnight. A high-speed ferry, which is more expensive, takes about six hours and only travels during the day. Check out this page for more information. It is also possible to catch a boat to other Grecian islands. One route goes from Heraklion to Mykonos, servicing stops in between. Another goes to Thessaloniki.

By Air

    Heraklion is serviced by Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport, located on the eastern outskirts of the city. Airlines include Aegean Airlines, Olympic Airlines, British Airways and Monarch Airlines. There are multiple international car rental agencies at the airport. Some of them you can find on car hire Heraklion airport website where is possible to find and book the cheapest car hire served by different car rental companies. The number 78 bus takes visitors to and from the airport, and costs about 50 euro cents. There is also a baggage storage area where you can store your luggage while you visit the city.

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You can visit the car rental companies in Heraklion