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 Linz
Named the European Capital of Culture in 2009, tourist flights to Linz are becoming more and more common. The paradox of the city's ancient roots and space-age focus is perfectly captured in the juxtaposition of twinkling ultramodern LED displays shining across the facades of Linz’s stately Renaissance and Gothic architecture.
First Time in Linz
Across the Danube from the shining Ars Electronica stands the contemporary Lentos Art Museum. A stark and striking edifice of glass and steel, the Lentos holds one of Austria’s most impressive exhibitions of modern art.
Contemporary theatergoers should book tickets to Linz’s Kammerspiele Theater, which features a series of interesting and often experimental productions. Food-lovers must try the city’s signature dessert – the Linzer Torte – a centuries-old recipe that has achieved global renown.
Making the Most of Your Linz Holiday
Linz features pleasantly mild summers, perfect for observing the many local festivals and finding cheap hotels in Linz. Remember to check for great flight deals to Linz online at airberlin.com. airberlin provides services like Quick and Web Check-In to ensure your trip is as seamless as possible.