By Air

Nikos Kazantzakis airport at Heraklion (airport code: HER) can be reached throughout the year from Athens and other major Greek cities by daily flights of Aegean Airlines and Olympic Airlines. During the "summer" period (mid April till end of October) Heraklion can be reached by many charter flights from several European cities (please check with your local travel agents). Flight time to/from Athens is about 40min.

By Sea

Throughout the year there are 3 daily trips connecting Heraklion with Piraeus (Athens). The boats usually sail during the night and the trip is about 7hrs. For boat shcedule and fares please check: Minoan Lines, ANEK Lines and Superfast Ferries.