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TransferPlan will transfer you from Heraklion airport to Phaistos as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Heraklion International Airport, "Nikos Kazantzakis" is the primary airport on the island of Crete and the country’s second busiest airport after Athens International Airport. It is located about 5 km east of the main city center of Heraklion, near the municipality of Nea Alikarnassos. It is a shared civil/military facility.
The airport took its name after the Cretan native and most famous Heraklion resident Nikos Kazantzakis, who left his mark in Greek history as a novelist and philosopher. Heraklion Airport is Crete's largest and busiest airport, also serving as a connection between Agios Nikolaos, Malia, Hersonissos, Stalida, Elounda and other resort towns. The airport has been operating since the late 30s and its annual number of passengers is approximately 5 million. The airport serves both domestic and international flights.
Heraklion Airport is operating in a renovated and modern space since 1971. The airport complex has been expanded in order to accommodate increased traffic and serve an ever-increasing flight network. Especially during peak season, the airport gets really busy, thus some sporadic delays are expected.
The proximity of the airport to the Heraklion town allows the visitor some spare time to explore or simply wind out and have a nice lunch or drink in the local eateries. Furthermore, around the airport, one can find some excellent hotels and resorts in case an overnight stay is required. The historical site of Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum are also located nearby and can be easily reached from the airport with our help. Navigating through the airport can be a daunting task, airport staff will be readily available to assist you.
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TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Phaistos as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Phaistos is a municipality in south-central Crete 62 km south of Heraklion town.
Phaistos was one of the most significant forums of Minoan civilization and one of the most powerful cities in Crete. Here you can visit the Palace of Phaistos which is located on the east-end of Kastri hill at the end of the Mesara plain in central-southern Crete. The palace was built at the beginning of the second Millennium, referred to as the Protopalatial Period (1900-1700 BC). The task to build the palace was a hard and tedious one, as it used to be one of the biggest complexes in Crete at the time. The palace is also the site where Phaistos disk was discovered. The Phaistos disk is about 15 cm in diameter and covered on both sides with a spiral of stamped symbols. Its origins and meanings remain an object of dispute among archaeologists, thus putting it on the same pedestal with some of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world.
Some inscriptions were recovered by archaeologists, they could not be deciphered as they are all written in Linear A code, which is to this day uncodified. All information we have about the site is based on some ancient texts and findings from Knossos.
Legend has it that Phaistos was the seat of King Radamanthis, brother of the king Minos. It was also the city that gave birth to the great wise man and soothsayer Epimenides, one of the seven wise men of the ancient world. Excavations by archaeologists have unearthed ruins of the Neolithic times (3.000 B.C.).
Phaistos was also a very influential city-state at the geopolitical scene of the time. The city was one of the participant parties to the Trojan war and send its own mission alongside with the other Greek cities and its influence was even more widespread by the time of the Dorian Period. Phaistos continued to prosper through the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic period. It was eventually taken down by the invasion of Gortynians during the 3d century B.C. Despite all damage, Phaistos continued to exist as a city throughout the Roman period.
In the ancient palace, you will discover the royal family's apartments, the temple of Juno (Hera), the headquarters and the ancient theatre. This will be a memorable visit that will take you through time and history.
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