HERAKLION AIRPORT - YOUR STRAIGHT TALKING GUIDE
Let's put things into perspective, Heraklion airport is not the best airport in Greece but it's not the worst. Every airport has its good points and its bad points.
It has recently had a refurbishment so they are trying to improve. In the past, reviews of the airport could be quite shocking, however, things are improving and getting better with time.
In the summer months it is at its busiest, so do expect large crowds at check-in, one improvement is through security control, there are now six security gates where in the past it only had two which means passing through the airport's security is much faster meaning slightly less stress.
Once through, you are now welcomed with a much larger and improved duty-free area which you need to pass through so grab a deal if you can.
In the past the airport did get bad reviews for seating or lack of it and dirty toilets, this has now been rectified along with lots more eateries so departing can be a nice experience to what it was.
Arriving in Heraklion, you are met by good quality air-conditioned coaches which bring you to the terminal building.
Immigration can bit hit and miss but most times you can pass through them quite quickly, one improvement we have seen is the speed of baggage reclaim, on numerous occasions we have passed through immigration only to find our bags already on the belts.
One thing to note is the lack of trolleys so please be aware, apart from that the arrival experience was quite good.