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The largest city on the island of Crete, Heraklion boasts spectacular history, mild weather, and beautiful beaches, making it a wonderful holiday destination for travellers of any kind. Planning a trip is easy when you use ebookers to locate bargain tickets for flights to Heraklion, along with great prices on hotel accommodation, rental cars, and more.
Heraklion International Airport is Greece's second-largest airport serving nearly five million passengers each year. The airport is located just three miles east of downtown Heraklion, close to the municipality of Nea Alikarnassos. Aegean Airlines, Cyprus Airways, and Sky Express are among the dozens of airlines offering flights into and out of Heraklion. The airport is home to a cafÃ© bar, a currency exchange business, a duty-free shop, and banking services for passengers' convenience.
Buses leave the airport after every few minutes and offer transit to downtown Heraklion and surrounding areas for a low fare. You may also hail a taxi from the taxi stand outside the terminal. If you choose to rent a car for your stay, Eurodollar, Avis, Autohellas, and Travel Star maintain offices at the airport. Regardless of your transportation choice, you can expect to reach central Heraklion within 10 to 15 minutes depending upon traffic.
Heraklion enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with slight variations between temperatures in the lowlands and temperatures in the mountain regions. The mountains are a bit cooler and see more rain during the winter months. July and August are the warmest months of the year, with average highs temperatures of around 29Â°C. The winter is mild, with lows around 9Â°C even in January, the coldest month. Heraklion is typically sunny. Travellers at any time of year should pack light clothing that is easy to layer, as evenings can become quite cool, particularly in the mountain areas.
The island of Crete boasts a long and colourful history, and Heraklion is home to many sites of historical significance. The Palace of Knossos is said to have once been home to the legendary King Minos. The Palace also plays a role in the mythology of Daedalus and Icarus and the Labyrinth and the Minotaur. The Heraklion Archaeological Museum houses archaeological remains from the Minoan civilization, as well as the Greek and Roman empires.
Lovers of the outdoors will find no shortage of things to do in Heraklion. From sailing and diving to rock climbing and horseback riding, the area offers opportunities for almost any outdoor sporting activity, and temperate weather ensures visitors can enjoy these activities year-round. No trip to Heraklion would be complete without spending time in Amoudara, the city's beach region. With bars, cafÃ©s, an open-air theatre, a cinema, and beautiful sandy beaches, Amoudara is the perfect place to relax, shop, and dine.
You can locate great fares for flights to Heraklion when you use ebookers, where you can also make hotel reservations, rent a car, and learn more about things to see and do during your stay in this beautiful and historical Greek city.
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