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TransferPlan will transfer you from Heraklion airport to Plaka in Elounda 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 Plaka in Elounda as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. The village of Plaka is located in the stunning setting of the Mirabello bay 5km away from Elounda and 16km away from Agios Nikolaos town.
Opposite Plaka, you will find Kalidon. In the past, it used to be a tiny fishing village, frequented only by a few solitary travellers. Things have rapidly changed since then and nowadays a number of tourist establishments have sprung up all around the village. Still, Kalidon retains some of its charms and remains relatively a quiet place compared to other tourist hubs around Elounda.
The coastline in Plaka consists of a few small pebble beaches which are relatively quiet and not very busy and are considered more pleasant than the hectic beaches in Elounda. On the east side, you will find Agia Marina beach, which was named after a nearby Byzantine church and cemetery. You will find the beach by following the small path opened next to the cemetery. On the west side of the village lies Plaka beach. Plaka is lined with tamarisk trees providing some natural shade from the hot Mediterranean sun. The main village road of Plaka is lined up with tavernas, selling fresh fish and an impressive view of Spinalonga island.
Spinalonga lies opposite to Plaka. On Spinalonga you will find a 40-canon fortress guarding Elounda bay since the 15th century. In the early 19th century Spinalonga was converted into a leper colony and it remained so up to 1957. The last resident of Spinalonga left the island in 1962. In present, Spinalonga is one of the most popular historical sites in Crete. In Spinalonga apart from the fortress and the leper colony, you will also find a small pebble beach which would make for a nice refreshing break at the end of your visit. Of course, there is much more to Spinalonga which historically has been so far a Venetian fortress, a castle colony, a rebel stronghold, a place of exile for lepers, a communication link with Cairo during the second world war and the setting that inspired Victoria Hislop's best-selling book 'The Island'.
Over the years Plaka still retains some of its former authenticity and beauty compared to more established holiday towns like Elounda and Agios Nikolaos. However, rapid over-development has aided the rebranding of Plaka as a luxury resort village with private villas with their own pools to rent.
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