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 Antalya
Antalya is an ageless city situated in a prime location along the picturesque Turkish coastline, which today is one of the world’s great resort getaways. With so much to see and to do, it is no surprise that tourist flights to Antalya have more than tripled in recent years.
First Time in Antalya
Antalya is home to some unique historical attractions that really should not be missed. Yivli Minare Mosque, for example, dates back to the 13th century and it is considered the symbol of the city.
History buffs will love the ancient ruins of Perge, home to the Hittites at the dawn of the 16th century, and remarkably well preserved. Children will love Beach Park, which is home to a collection of sea life exhibits.
Making the Most of Your Antalya Holiday
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