Flying from Heraklion
Heraklion International Airport Information
Heraklion International Airport (HER), also known as Nikos Kazantzakis, is the second busiest airport in Greece, serving about 5.5 million passengers annually. The airport is named after the Greek philosopher and writer of the same name who was born in the city. The passenger terminal offers a variety of facilities including a duty-free store, a bank, currency exchange services, information desk, medical facility, and car and bike rental offices.
To manage passenger crowds during the summer months, a new airport at Kastelli Pediados is currently under construction. The new facility is expected to be completed in 2015, at which time operations at Heraklion International Airport will cease.
Getting to the Airport in Heraklion
From the city center, it takes about 7 minutes to travel by taxi to Heraklion International Airport. Visitors can save money by taking a bus instead, which is comparatively less expensive. From bus station A in Heraklion, visitors can travel by bus to Heraklion Airport, with a journey time of about 20 minutes.
Arriving in Basel
At first glance a thriving modern metropolis, Basel is a city with an old soul and a storied history that dates back well over a thousand years. The development of the printing press in the early 16th century laid the foundation for Basel to become one of the region’s leaders in artistic expression.
First Time in Basel
Your flights to Basel will bring you within walking distance of 3 European countries. From Dreiländereck, the Three Countries’ Corner, travelers can journey from Switzerland through Germany, France, and back again in just a few steps.
Theatre lovers should book tickets to Basel’s Theater, which features a variety of operas, dance performances and plays. Outdoor enthusiasts will love exploring Wanderwege, a collection of scenic marked hiking trails.
Making the Most of Your Basel Holiday
If you’re looking for cheap hotels in Basel, be sure to check online for the dates of any large local conventions. If you choose to travel to Basel during these events, we recommend that you book your accommodation well in advance. Early preparation will also ensure that you get the best possible flight deals to Basel. Get to Basel safely on airberlin's fleet, which is one of the youngest in Europe.