How to Reach Heraklion


  • By Air: The Heraklion Airport connects the island to all the major Greece cities, as well as some European countries. Regular flights from Athens and flights from other islands during tourist season are available.
  • By Bus: Bus Station A and Bus Station B are the two most important bus stations that connect Heraklion to the rest of the island of Crete. Fare is reasonable, and commute, comfortable.
  • By Car: Rental cars are available near the major transport hubs of the city.
  • By Boat: Ferries from Athens, Thessaloniki, Dodecanese, Cyclades and Santorini to Heraklion are available.


  • By Bus: Commonly used and well connected, this form of transport can be your choice for your trip. Almost all buses stop at the city center. A different method of using this commute method, you have to signal the bus to stop at a bus station if you want to get on, as it doesn’t stop at all stations. Hold the ticket the right way so as to give the correct half to him. Tickets are available at the bus stops as well as small shops. Do check the route of the bus to determine which one will take you to the right destination.
  • By Taxi: Local taxis are available near all the major tourist spots. Affordable and easy, they can be your last-minute transport option.
  • On Foot: The best way to explore the city would be to tour on foot.