Heraklion State Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” (abbreviations: IATA: HER, ICAO: LGIR, CAA: ΚΑΗΚ)
It is the second most important Greek airport. It is named after the author Nikos Kazantzakis, who is recognized as one of the most important contemporary Greek writers and one of the most translated globally. From 1945 to 1948, he was the president of the Society of Greek Writers. Heraklion State airport “N. Kazantzakis” operates daily, all year round on a 24-hour basis. It is 2 km away from the city centre, in the area of Nea Alikarnassos. The management and operation entity of the State Airport is the Civil Aviation Service.