Heraklion Airport to Kokkini Hani: What is the cheapest way to go?

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Heraklion Airport to Kokkini Hani: What is the cheapest way to go?

Kokkini Hani is located 15 kilometers west of Heraklion, in the direction of Vathianos Kambos. This is a well-developed resort surrounded by numerous crops grown in the area's fertile plain. The name of the property, "Kokkinis's Inn," is a reference to a local inn run by a man named Kokkinis in the early 1900s. This inn was well-liked by visitors who stayed here for the night on their way to Heraklion.

If you’re planning to visit Kokkini Hani, it’s important to know the best and quickest way to reach it. With that being said, here’s how you can travel from Heraklion Airport to Kokkini Hani:

How do I get from Heraklion Airport to Kokkini Hani by bus?

The distance between Kokkini Hani and Heraklion Airport is about 9.9 km. On the other hand, the trip will take 10 mins to complete. If you’re on a budget, traveling by bus will be ideal since it’s cheaper than taking a taxi. The buses in Heraklion are well-kept, air conditioned, and spacious. However, take note that stopovers may be done along the way so if you’re in a rush, taking a bus might not be the best choice.

Before you can reach Kokkini Hani, you first need to go to  the bus station just outside the arrivals Terminal in Heraklion Airport. Once you reach the bus station, board a bus going to Kokkini Hani. Since stopovers may occur, the trip will take 30 minutes to complete and will cost you 5.79 EUR.

Since Kokkini Hani isn’t too far from Heraklion Airport, one stop is possibly expected and that is Karteros. Karteros is a village that’s found along the way to Kokkini Hani. You can expect to find restaurants, shops, and hotels in the village as well as beautiful beaches.

How do I find a public transport stop at Heraklion Airport?

You can find direct public buses from Heraklion Airport to Kokkini Hani. There is a bus station just outside the arrivals Terminal in Heraklion Airport. However, if you don’t want to wait, you can always take a taxi. The bus station isn’t very far (5 minutes walking) so you can expect the taxi fare to be cheap.

How do I get from Heraklion Airport to Kokkini Hani by Taxi?

To get a taxi from Heraklion Airport to Kokkini Hani, head to the taxi stand outside the Arrivals area of the airport. The taxis at Heraklion Airport are all metered, so all you have to do is tell the driver where you want to go and he'll take you there.

Taking a taxi is a great option if you don’t want to deal with the hassle of public buses. A taxi is much more comfortable than a bus and it’s ideal if you’re traveling in groups of three or four. Although it’s more expensive than a bus, the comfort a taxi provides is worth it.

How much is a taxi from Heraklion Airport to Kokkin Hani?

Taking a taxi from Heraklion Airport to Kokkini Hani will cost you about 30 EUR and the whole trip will take 10 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. You can book one here.

Private transfer services at Heraklion Airport

If you want to travel both in style and comfort, then you might want to consider booking a private transfer service. With this option, you’ll be picked up at the airport by a professional driver and taken straight to Kokkini Hani without any delays in between. This is ideal if you’re traveling with young children or if you have a lot of luggage.

You can easily book a Crete transfer in advance since most services offer online booking. This way, you don’t have to worry about finding a taxi when you arrive at the airport. All you have to do is sit back and relax as you let the driver take you to Kokkini Hani.

Another thing about private transfers in Crete is that you're given the freedom to choose the type of vehicle you want. You can either book a private car or a minibus, depending on your needs. Most services also offer door-to-door service so you don't have to worry about lugging your bags around.

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