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Nikos Kazantzakis Airport (HER) is the sole airport near Rethymno.
Flying to Rethymno means touching down at either HER or Ioannis Daskalogiannis Airport (CHQ). The first is 64 kilometers away from downtown. The second one is 40 kilometers away.
There are 58 airlines that fly to Rethymno from 123 airports around the world.
In general, travelers fly with Olympic Air, Sky Express and Volotea when heading off to Rethymno. The majority of these flights depart from Gazi, with Olympic Air flying this route the most.
Flying to someplace new is much easier when there aren’t any stopovers. If you’re heading to Rethymno, the great news is that there are 955 nonstop flights operating each week.
A large number of flights to Rethymno depart from Agia Paraskevi, Kerameikos and Gazi airports.
If it’s Agia Paraskevi you’re departing, you’ll be in the air for around 47 minutes before you touchdown in Rethymno. Terminal to terminal from Kerameikos takes around 51 minutes and from Gazi, the flight time is 51 minutes.
Don’t leave booking your flight to Rethymno until the very last minute. That’s one move frequent travelers use to get the best prices. Booking ahead means more choices and more affordable flights. Don’t stop there, however. Do some research and check if there are a couple of airports at your destination. Fares often differ depending on which airport you go for. Don’t forget to compare fares across air carriers as well. Finally, another easy way to save some money is be ready to book fast. If you find an amazing bargain, don’t hold off — snap it up while the opportunity’s there.
We’ve pulled together all the info you need to make your flight an enjoyable experience. Follow our tips and you’ll be zooming through airport security and having a ball in Rethymno in no time at all.What to pack in your hand luggage:
It’s easy — first, put in your passport, important documents, wallet and vital medications. Next, you’ll need some in-flight entertainment to while away the time. A juicy book and a phone crammed with your favorite movies are some great options. If you intend to take a quick snooze, a neck pillow and some earplugs will also come in handy. Finally, leave some space for a toothbrush and some facial wipes to ensure you arrive at your destination feeling fresh and ready to go.
Do not pack the following items in your hand luggage:
Squeeze all your full-sized bottles of hair gel and hairspray in your checked baggage. Any gels or liquids in your carry-on bag larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) won’t be allowed on. Sharp objects, like your beloved pocket knife, and dangerous products which are flammable or explosive, such as aerosol cans, flares and fireworks, are also not allowed.
What to wear on a flight:
The narrow aisles of your aircraft are not the best place for a fashion parade. Wear comfortable clothes and remember to take a cardigan as the temperature can drop in the cabin during long-haul flights. Enclosed, flat shoes are always a good idea too.
Most travelers have heard about DVT (deep vein thrombosis), a blood clot condition caused by prolonged periods of sitting. There are many ways to reduce your risk. Wear a good-quality pair of compression tights or socks, stay hydrated and keep your legs and feet moving. Do a few laps of the cabin or perform some simple exercises in your seat.
As seasoned travelers know, the secret is to be organized before you reach the security gate. That way, you’ll be hopping onto that plane to Rethymno in next to no time. Follow these tips and get your vacation off to a spectacular start:
Be sure to keep your boarding pass and passport close by. They’re the first things you’ll be asked to present to security.
Time to strip down. Well kind of. Your coat, belt, keys and other contents of your pockets, like your earphones, will need to go through the X-ray machine. Make the whole process faster by removing them before your turn.
All your electronics, including your phone and laptop, are also required to be separately scanned.
Traveling with your favorite cologne? As long as the volume is no larger than 3.4 ounces (100 milliliters) and it’s stored in a clear zip-lock bag, you’re permitted to bring it with you in your carry-on luggage.
Choosing your footwear wisely can save you several precious minutes. Boots and heavy shoes are often required to be removed and X-rayed separately. Slip-on shoes are usually not.
Avoid taking prohibited items in your carry-on bag. If you have any sharp or pointed objects, pack them safely away in your checked luggage. They won’t be allowed on board.
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