Heraklion Airport Rent a Car


Heraklion International Airport, also known as Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, is the primary airport serving the city of Heraklion, the largest city on the island of Crete, Greece. It is named after Heraklion native Nikos Kazantzakis, a Greek writer and philosopher.

The airport is located approximately 5 kilometers east of the city center and is the second-busiest airport in Greece after Athens International Airport. It offers a wide range of domestic and international flights.

Some key features of Heraklion International Airport include:

  • Two terminals (domestic and international)
  • A range of amenities, including shops, restaurants, cafes, and bars
  • Car rental companies and taxi services available
  • Short-term and long-term parking options
  • baby care facilities, toilet for people with special needs
  • ATM, travel agent desks, lost and found.
  • short-term and long-term parking options with designated parking areas for disabled passengers.


Heraklion Airport has several transportation options available to get to and from the airport such as car rentals, buses, taxis and private transfers. As it is located on the main road, it is usually easy to drive to every destination with a rental car.

Car rental is a popular option for travelers arriving at Heraklion International Airport, as it provides flexibility and convenience for exploring the island of Crete.

It's recommended that you book your car rental in advance, especially during peak travel season, to ensure availability and avoid long wait times. Our company Heraklionairportrentacar has an office at Heraklion Airport and we arrange your rental right after your arrival.

Heraklionairportrentacar has a wide variety of car and bike classes at the right price. Get the information at our site choosing a Car & Bike fleet page.

The maps on our site also show you Heraklionairportrentacar location at Heraklion airport is, but also our other locations on Crete.


Keep in mind that Greece has specific driving laws and regulations that you should be aware of, such as driving on the right side of the road, carrying your driver's license and rental car documents with you at all times, and using a seatbelt. You should also be familiar with the local traffic signs and speed limits.