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The city of Heraklion is the capital of Heraklion prefecture and the largest city of Crete. Visit the Venetian harbor with the old castle, the archaological museum, and the ancient city of Knossos. Heraklion is a modern city has an airport, port, bus station and market with great shops - services of all kinds.

In Heraklion you can visit the old Koules Castle, the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, the Cretan Ethnology Museum, the historical museum, the Museum of Natural History, the Museum Battle of Crete Museum Topikis art, the Cathedral of St. Minas church with Museum of St. Catherine, the venetian shrine Morosini, the Venetian walls with the tomb of the writer Nikos Kazantzakis and the historic building of the Loggia.

We also recommend you visit the beach of Stalis, the beach and the caves of Matala, the Psaromoura coast of Agia Pelagia, Amoudara beach, the Aquarium Creta Aquarium and the Marine Park Watercity. Also see the ancient palace of Knossos and the Minoan palace of Malia.

In Heraklion you can enjoy water sports like water skiing, windsurfing, pedal boats and sports such as tennis, basketball, volleyball, golf, hiking trails, etc. etc.

The average
temperature range from 11 degrees Celsius (52F) in January to 26 degrees (79F) during July and August. Tourism in Crete mainly lasts from May to October with peak months in July and August.

In Crete you can arrive by plane at the airports of Heraklion and Chania. Also by ferry from Piraeus.


 

Lodges - Heraklion (21 total)

Choose from the following destinations for memorable holidays in Greece.

Rea Hotel

Hotel Rea offers simple and functional accommodation in a convenient location, adjacent to Heraklion’s Historical Museum of Crete. Free parking is available close by.Air-conditioned rooms at the Rea are all equipped with free Wi-Fi. Rooms come with...
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