Car Rental Heraklion Airport, Crete
Heraklion airport opened in 1939 and currently serves approximately 5 million visitors a year. It is the second busiest airport in the country and is 5km from the city of Heraklion. With a cheap rental car from the company Thessaloniki Car Rental, you can quickly and easily travel all over the island.
The airport is located in New Alikarnassos and named after the famous writer Nikos Kazantzakis, author of the famous novel Zorba. From the summer of 2015, the new airport of Heraklion is operating, which serves up to 10 million passengers as the needs of the passenger traffic at the airport have now increased greatly.
Heraklion is connected by direct flights to Athens, Thessaloniki, and Rhodes. During the summer season, the airport receives many seasonal flights from Stockholm, London, Tel Aviv, Rome, Vienna, Bucharest, Moscow, Munich amongst others. To get to the center of Heraklion airport you should use city buses, taxi or a rental car from the car rental company Thessaloniki Car Rental which is the best solution for you. In addition, a rental car will give you the opportunity to travel all over the Island of Crete.
Heraklion Airport has a duty free shop, restaurant, cafe-bar, car rental offices, banking services, and parking for the rental car from Thessaloniki Car Rental rent a car company.
Heraklion is the largest city in Crete but also one of the largest in Greece. However, Heraklion hides a long history of thousands of years. Perhaps the most remarkable monument is the Minoan Palace of Knossos, which is only 5 km from Heraklion. You can go by rental car from Heraklion at an affordable price. Knossos is believed to have been inhabited for the first time in 7000 BC. during the Neolithic era. The king of Knossos, Minos, also built his palace there, which went through various phases. Today you can see part of this monument that survives to this day. In addition, you can go to the Minoan palace of Phaistos, located 55 km from Heraklion. Also important is the palace of Phaistos preserved from its last construction in 1700-1450 BC.
If you still want to swim on a beach that has been known since the hippies’ era, you can go to Matala. It is located about 65 km from Heraklion and there you will find crystal clear waters and golden sand. At both ends of the beach, 300 meters high, rise rocks that were inhabited by hippies in the 60’s. Specifically, on the rocks are countless caves that were home to nature and a different way of life of hippies.
In Heraklion, you will enjoy the Cretan diet that is known all over the world. The secret of the Cretan diet is said to be the extra virgin olive oil. It is one of the most important local products of Crete. Crete is also known to produce grapes, wine, “tsikoudia”, Cretan hard Cheese, and “apaki”. Of course, the Cretan diet does not lack thyme honey, “stamnagathi” and various herbs and aromatic plants. When you are in Crete, don’t forget to try the snails that are cooked in various ways. Stew goat with spaghetti or rice is also very popular. Finally, local delicacies can not miss the Sfakian pies, the pies with fennel (pitarakia), and the “xerotigana”.