Heraklion Airport

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7/10

Heraklion Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

Inbound from Manchester was good about 40 mins from plane to road most time at baggage carousel. Inbound the queue for tags was 10-15 groups long then queue for x-ray went for about 40-45 groups. Security area was cramped considering the number of people who go through the airport but acceptable. Screen that had all flights contradicted gate screen and noise from nearby plane taking off was loud enough to cover my ears after 50 group long boarding queue. All in all not a top-notch airport but quite good.
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2/10

Heraklion Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

One slow queue for check-in another to take your own hold luggage through x-ray! Then queue again to get through passport control and again for security. All this only to discover that the restaurant cannot be accessed from beyond security and it only accepts cash! To add insult to injury the duty free shop sells goods at a significantly higher price than the tourist shops of Chania Old Town. Finally the toilets are dirty with broken and/or missing seats. As a seasoned traveler I'm genuinely shocked to find an airport like this still exists in the developed world.
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8/10

Heraklion Airport customer review

(France)

On arrival I had no problems the airport is not very big so you can't get lost my suitcase came quickly on the baggage belt. Just enough time to go the toilets which are small there were only 2 which is a little poor. On departure I checked in online I queued 15 mins to go through x-ray and get my boarding pass no queue at security so it took only 5 mins. Departure lounge was not very big but enough space for all.
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3/10

Heraklion Airport customer review

(United States)

The city is in dire need of a new airport or terminal. It is a so old and shows its age at every angle. I was fortunate enough to fly during off season did not need to deal with the crowds but even then check-in opened up less than an hour before the flight. Toilets are dirty smelly with a claustrophobic feeling to the airport.
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1/10

Heraklion Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

Heraklion Airport is appalling. Thank goodness we did not have hold luggage (we live out there) and that we checked in online as the queues were horrible! But despite some other reviews on here the toilets look new and clean. On arrival from Bristol we herded off the plane onto some awful cramped bus and driven at twice the speed of sound to the terminal which wasn't very comfortable as we had to stand up. On return to Heraklion (to fly to Bristol) it was worse. Our easyJet flight was called early but we did not know about this I just happened to go and look at the departure screen where it said in very small letters gate 6 (or something like that) but it didn't say boarding. We queued up at the back with another lady who same as us had paid for speedy boarding. One lady seemed to shout in Greek that speedy boarder's should come and stand by her at the front. She then tore up my boarding pass (no efficient cutter or anything) and then we were told to go and stand outside on the steps. 10 minutes later a bus came for the Gatwick passengers (whose flight was leaving 30 mins after ours!) and then finally 25 minutes later a bus came for us. Awful service at Heraklion! When we got onto the brand new easyJet plane to take us home (very pleased) we sat right at the front so very good legroom. Looking forward to flying into Chania with Monarch from Birmingham next year as Chania is the much better airport!
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1/10

Heraklion Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

We had no problems with arrival flight from Manchester but departure was awful. There was insufficient seating food queues were long with little selection and only 4 female toilets for whole terminal open and they were dirty with no soap hand driers/towels. If this is what it's like in September I would hate to experience it in high season.
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2/10

Heraklion Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

Upon arrival on an overnight flight from LHR the Immigration desks were un-manned. The airport police had to go and find the official. In the early hours of the morning it was all fairly painless as ours was the only flight arriving. On our return (afternoon) it looked a bit of mess. Very busy. Check-in with Aegean was quick and efficient. As they don't have lounge facilities at the airport I had booked the Goldair handling lounge. This is located before passport control and security its location means its a bit of lottery as to when you leave to go through security Our boarding card had stickers for the Fast track lane - but there was no such line just the same scrum as everyone else. The lounge was pretty basic but offered a bit of calm in all the chaos. The toilets a walk away were disgusting. Airside the facilities were not that much better. This terminal is well past its sell by date and it shows it.
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1/10

Heraklion Airport customer review

(Sweden)

I was checking in for the Stockholm flight with Scandinavian Airlines. The airport was packed with too many flights at the same time. Check-in was ok but at Heraklion you have to take your already checked in luggage to a screening point. It was chaotic with 2 people trying to keep order and 4 full planes dropping their luggage.
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3/10

Heraklion Airport customer review

(United Kingdom)

Have been travelling through HER airport last 5 yrs (twice yearly) present day experience is unrecognizable from the eighties with major improvements to space refreshments cleanliness and aircon. Only a couple of years ago I was able to carry a large wrapped package in the hold though more recently excess weight has been charged for. It is all a bit 'Greek' at Heraklion but well would one expect anything else yes as another review has remarked. The departure lounge does leave a little to be desired still but even there gone are the lines of furtive secret smokers on the upper landing on route to the duty free area now there are also notices abound proclaiming that sleeping on the hall floor is now prohibited. The mens loo door in the arrivals/baggage reclaim hall still hangs stubbornly open revealing its occupants in various states of undress. Long flight delays and gate changes seems to go on plaguing HER along with the seeming lack of wi-fi even though it is flagged.
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2/10

Heraklion Airport customer review

(Austria)

Heraklion Airport is definitely showing its age and a bit dirty. The ground staff is pretty slow. We had to wait for nearly one hour to get our bags! We returned on October 5th and once again the airport seemed to be pretty chaotic. At check-in counters your bags are weighed and labelled but you have to carry your luggage to a bag drop-off counter yourself which was quite confusing. Security controls quick and professional - no complaints about that. But the departure area is very small and narrow for an airport of this importance. All in all I am not very impressed with this airport. They get their job done but its quite chaotic.
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