Heraklion airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” or Heraklion International airport, is the second busiest airport in Greece. It took its name from the famous author Nikos Kazantzakis and is 4km from the center of the city at Alikarnassos.
By the beginning of the tourist season in 2015 a new airport should be ready at a new site -Kastelli. The cost of the project will reach 1 billion euros and will be funded on a concession basis for a period of 35 years.
The new airport is expected to cater 5 to 10 million passengers per year replacing the “Nikos Kazantzakis” airport at Heraklion which will cease operations upon the inauguration of the new one at Kastelli.