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Heraklion Airport Facilities

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Baggage Check Service at Heraklion

If you’re looking to check your baggage for a few hours, the baggage check kiosk is located in the parking lot. A few Euro per bag will hold it for you in a secure area. This facility is presently open 24 hours a day, but if you’re planning on retrieving your luggage at an off hour, make sure this is true at the time you’re using the service. After midnight, bags are charged for another day. It will make last-minute sightseeing in Heraklion much more pleasant if you can do it without your bags. With the city itself only twenty minutes and half a Euro away, this sure beats sitting at the airport if your tour group drops you off early.
Restaurants – Food

There is one restaurant and six snack-bars at the airport.
Car Parking:

There is a car park in the airport grounds which is open during airport opening hours. There are also private car parks opposite the airport.
Information

There is an information counter near the baggage area in the Arrivals Hall, telephone: (0030) 2810 397129.
Money

There are several ATM cash machines at Heraklion Airport, as well as a currency exchange bureau. Several payphones are available.
Shopping

There are two duty-free shops, located in the departure areas for Schengen and non-Schengen countries. There is also a kiosk selling a variety of products including spirits, chocolates, newspapers and cigarettes.
Disabled facilities

The Heraklion airport has very limited facilities for the disabled. There are often many stairs and by the baggage pickup there is only one toilet for the disabled. On request, the disabled can get help during arrival and departure, but that could be arranged easier with your airline company.
Other facilities:

Baby changing facilities are available.
Hotels:

The nearest hotel is just 1 kilometre from Heraklion airport, in the suburb of Nea Alikarnassos. You will find more hotels in the centre of Heraklion, just 5 kilometres from the airport.. There are also hotels and apartments in the area of Karteros, a couple of kilometres east of the airport.

Contacting the Heraklion Airport

Below are the contact details of the Heraklion Airport:

International Airport of Heraklion “Nikos Kazantzakis” (IATA airport code = HER)
70601 Heraklion, Crete
Telephone: +30 2810 397800
Fax: +30 2810 221700