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.