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 Cologne
The beautiful city of Cologne holds the proud claim to being the oldest city in Germany, as well one of its most beautiful. With flight deals to Cologne readily available, you can visit the city any time of year, whether you are looking for a fun metropolitan holiday or are traveling on business.
First Time in Cologne
Cologne is a very easy city to traverse, due to its integrated bus, tram, and subway system. Be sure to travel to Cologne’s most popular attractions, including the cathedral and the largest pop art museum outside of America. Many of these are located on the banks of the Rhine, so this would be a good area to start off your exploration.
If you are visiting as a family, don't miss the Chocolate Museum, which is an interesting place to go with children. For music lovers, tickets to Cologne's Kölner Philharmonie are a must.
Making the Most of Your Cologne Holiday
Amazingly for such a popular city, you can find cheap hotels in Cologne at any time of year, even during any of the major festivals throughout the year. airberlin offers free soft drinks and snacks on flights to Cologne.