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 Alicante
Nestled along the Costa Blanca, Alicante is set upon a beautiful expanse of Mediterranean coastline. However, your tickets to Alicante offer more than beach lounging because when the sun goes down, the Spanish flair for evening revelry takes hold, and a vital excitement grips the city.
First Time in Alicante
Most flights to Alicante are filled with excited vacationers that are looking to claim their spot on the beach; and with over 200 kilometers of scenic coastline, there is plenty of sand for everyone. Also, travelers can tour the local countryside on horseback, or explore the city’s historic Barrio de Santa Cruz.
History buffs will love the Basilica of Santa María, which was built in the 13th century. Food lovers should walk along the promenades near the yacht harbor.
Making the Most of Your Alicante Holiday
The region’s mild climate makes holiday travel to Alicante a tempting prospect any time of year. However, travelers may have better luck finding cheap hotels in Alicante during the less crowded and colder winter off-season. Compound savings by visiting airberlin.com for some great flight deals to Alicante, as well. All airberlin flights to Alicante offer free soft drinks and light snacks on board.