Welcome to Heraklion, the vibrant Cretan capital city always brimming with life, people, and laughter.
Heraklion, in addition to being Crete’s largest city, is the very first landing point for most visitors and gateway to the rest of the island.
Heraklion is often described as charming, picturesque, distinctively Mediterranean and Greek to the core (largely thanks to the gorgeous waterfront area of the city.)
Many foreign invaders conquered and ruled the city, but never the proud spirit of the local people. They still, in a typical Greek hospitable manner, go out of their way to help out their many guests.
They will gladly point you out to the best bougatsa (mouthwatering Cretan phyllo pastry) place, coffee shop or a taverna, even when they don’t speak your language.
Heraklion has a lot to offer, but it has one downside.
You’ll notice it as soon as you arrive.
It’s the airport.
Due to the constant influx of tourists, Heraklion airport can be extremely crowded and hectic -- especially if you are departing the airport and heading to the city.
Long waiting queues for taxis are no fun, especially if you’re traveling with children, bringing lots of luggage or are sensitive to high temperatures (and arriving in summer).This is where we step in.
Book a taxi via a quick phone call or email us with “Taxi Heraklion Airport” subject line and secure a vehicle that will get you to your accommodation in a heartbeat.
|Heraklion Town||€18||10 min||4.3 km||Book this|
|Malia||€38||27 min||32.1 km||Book this|
|Chersonissos||€30||23 min||27.9 km||Book this|
|Stalida||€35||25 min||29.9 km||Book this|
|Elounda||€70||60 min||67.4 km||Book this|
|Plaka - Elounda||€76||68 min||72.3 km||Book this|
|Agia Galini||€85||75 min||74.5 km||Book this|
|Agia Marina - Chania||€150||125 min||149 km||Book this|
|Agia Pelagia||€33||26 min||25.3 km||Book this|
|Agios Nikolaos||€65||49 min||59.8 km||Book this|
|Almyrida||€125||109 min||127 km||Book this|
|Amnissos||€22||7 min||5.6 km||Book this|
|Ammoudara - Heraklion||€25||13 min||10.4 km||Book this|
|Ammoudara - Agios Nikolaos||€70||54 min||64 km||Book this|
|Analipsis||€27||18 min||18.9 km||Book this|
|Anissaras||€31||22 min||22.4 km||Book this|
|Bali||€50||48 min||52.8 km||Book this|
|Chania Airport (CHQ)||€150||128 min||149 km||Book this|
|Chania Town||€140||122 min||142 km||Book this|
|Ferma||€105||90 min||104 km||Book this|
|Fodele||€35||29 min||32.2 km||Book this|
|Fragkokastello||€155||138 min||134 km||Book this|
|Georgioupolis||€105||86 min||103 km||Book this|
|Gouves||€23||13 min||15.4 km||Book this|
|Ierapetra||€100||80 min||93.3 km||Book this|
|Istron||€75||55 min||70.7 km||Book this|
|Karteros||€22||7 min||5.8 km||Book this|
|Kissamos - Kastelli Kissamou||€160||142 min||175 km||Book this|
|Kokkini Hani||€22||11 min||9.9 km||Book this|
|Kolymbari||€165||130 min||162 km||Book this|
|Koutouloufari||€30||24 min||26.7 km||Book this|
|Koutsounari||€100||89 min||102 km||Book this|
|Koutsouras||€123||102 min||115 km||Book this|
|Lentas||€85||77 min||70.8 km||Book this|
|Lygaria||€27||34 min||23.5 km||Book this|
|Makrigialos||€120||106 min||118 km||Book this|
|Maleme||€155||131 min||157 km||Book this|
|Matala||€75||62 min||66 km||Book this|
|Milatos||€55||41 min||44.6 km||Book this|
|Mochlos||€105||85 min||94.9 km||Book this|
|Palekastro||€155||137 min||143 km||Book this|
|Panormos||€65||52 min||60.7 km||Book this|
|Paleochora||€205||851 min||209 km||Book this|
|Piskopiano||€30||19 min||23.3 km||Book this|
|Plakias||€105||107 min||114 km||Book this|
|Platanias - Chania||€165||125 min||154 km||Book this|
|Platanias - Rethymno||€75||62 min||76.9 km||Book this|
|Rethymno Town||€80||68 min||80.5 km||Book this|
|Chora Sfakion||€165||138 min||146 km||Book this|
|Sissi||€48||33 min||40.6 km||Book this|
|Sitia||€140||120 min||126 km||Book this|
|Skaleta||€75||57 min||69.4 km||Book this|
|Heraklion Port||€18||10 min||4 km||Book this|
|Souda Port||€145||116 min||135 km||Book this|
|Gournes||€22||13 min||12 km||Book this|
|Agios Nikolaos - Port||€65||50 min||61 km||Book this|
|Agia Fotia||€105||89 min||106 km||Book this|
|Sitia - Airport||€140||115 min||126 km||Book this|
|Sitia - Port||€140||118 min||129 km||Book this|
|Pitsidia||€75||54 min||62 km||Book this|
|Kalamaki - South Crete||€75||59 min||65 km||Book this|
|Atsipopoulo||€85||70 min||87 km||Book this|
|Gerani - Rethymno||€85||73 min||90 km||Book this|
|Armeni||€85||73 min||91 km||Book this|
|Kournas||€105||87 min||104 km||Book this|
|Gerani - Chania||€160||118 min||153 km||Book this|
|Sougia||€210||192 min||198 km||Book this|
Luckily, a taxi ride from the Heraklion airport to the city is a short one — the distance is only 3 km (or roughly 5 minutes).
That means that if you order a taxi with us at Best Transfers Crete you can hop in the taxi as soon as you collect your luggage and head straight to your apartment or a hotel.
In less than half an hour, you could be sipping coffee (or a cocktail!), or tucking into the mouthwatering Greek dishes in one of the myriad small charming restaurants scattered around the Old City.
Vibrant. Historically significant and rich in history, yet modern. The center of activity on the island. Heraklion has a wealth of sights, activities and adventures to offer to its guests.
Though Heraklion is not a synonym for gorgeous turquoise beaches (characteristic for the rest of the island), several high-quality beaches are in the proximity of the city and a short ride away.
Matala Beach (67 km SW of Heraklion), Agia Pelagia (24 km NW from Heraklion), Malia Beach (36 km East of Heraklion), and Tobruk (only 10 km East of the city), are some of them.
Book your “taxi transfer Heraklion” service at Best Transfers Crete and enjoy catching tan, playing watersports and relaxing fully on one of these beauties.
The no.1 place to visit on Crete, plain and simple.
Unmissable and unthinkable not to see if you love any of the following: art, culture, classic Greece, myths, architecture and history.
“Europe’s oldest city”, the ancient heart of Minoan civilization is a short (around seven minutes long) taxi ride from Heraklion and an absolute must-see for all visitors of Crete.
The Palace is one of the oldest structures of the ancient world and the birthplace of the myth of Minotaur - half-man and half-bull living in intricate labyrinth constructed meticulously to hold him in.
Ponder the life of ancient Greeks while you examine the ruins of this, perhaps most significant, settlement from the Bronze Age, dating 1800 years B.C.
The heart of this port city and its historic center, Old Town is leaning on the city Harbour and is incessantly charming and full of life.
If features famous spots, like City Hall (Loggia) -- qualified by many as the most beautiful building in Heraklion
Found on the western pier of Heraklion harbor lies another landmark -- the two-tier Koules Fortress (formerly known as Rocca al Mare), which served to protect the harbor and city (of great strategic importance in the region), but also as a prison for Cretan rebels.
Dating from the Venetian era, the Loggia is considered one of the most elegant architectural monuments of the Venetian period, a representative example of the Palladian style.
Cathedral Agios Minas - Built in the mid 19th century, Agios Minas is one of the largest cathedrals in Greece with a capacity of around 8,000 people.
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