Plane Spotting Heraklion

Arina Beach Resort Hotel
is situated in the resort of Kokkini Chani just 2 miles from the threshold of runway 27. For a large percentage of the time runway 27 is in use, and therefore all the inbounds can be read off with ease with a decent pair of binoculars. The hotel is right next to the sandy beach and is just 500m from the local bars, restaurants and nightlife. It goes without saying that caution should be used when spotting at a Greek airport, particularly an airport like Heraklion which has a military presence.
Location: *** Only 2 miles from the threshold
Spotting: *** Everything can be read off with ease.
Photos: * No reports of photo opportunities, however ensure you exercise extreme caution if you do try to get any photos
Value: ** Prices vary from approximately £350 in May to around £550 in July. These prices include flights and all meals at the hotel.
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LTI AKS Minola Palace Hotel

Is located on Amnisos Beach and is an adult only hotel located on very short final to the westerly runway at Heraklion. This hotel is great for photography and has the additional advantage of runway threshold views, therefore aircraft can also be seen lining up for departure.

Ask for a sea view room looking west towards the airport and you will get airport views all day long without leaving the room. The runway view from the Minola Palace beach is shown below :

 

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Below : Great arrival shots can be taken from the Minola Palace beach. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are numerous other resorts and hotels located under the final approach to the Westerly Runway at Heraklion. The resort of Gouves is situated under around a 4 mile final approach. The Island Hotel (adults only) and St Constantin Hotel  and Blue Aegean Hotel have reported good views of inbound’s from the outdoor areas of the hotel. 

Gouves is a great resort for families where inbounds can be seen and read off. Photographers may prefer the even nearer resort of Karteros, from where great photos can be taken between 0900 until mid afternoon.

Heraklion Airport Family Lux Apartment

This is one for the spotters only and is a private apartment available on the booking.com website. This apartment is literally on the end of the runway, the views from the lounge windows are unreal. The apartment is also stated to have an outdoor terrace which would in theory make photography possible from here.

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Stunning views on the runway threshold and apron can be had from the lounge area of this private apartment available on the booking.com website.
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