Heraklion

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Heraklion

Heraklion

Located between Rethymno and Lasithi, Heraklion is the most popular region in Crete, considered the capital and also one of the most beautiful ones. Even though Heraklion Town is bustling, its history is still reflected in the townscapes! Strolling around the picturesque town of Heraklion Crete, you’ll see a beautiful Venetian harbor, a fortress, several fountains, a busy shopping center, and many squares. The Knossos Palace and The Palace of Festos are the main attractions of Heraklion exploring the Minoan history of Crete. There are also museums you can visit most situated in the center of town.
Heraklion in Crete is surrounded with beautiful beaches to explore from the northern to the southern coast,  Matala Beach, Agia Pelagia, Ammoudara, Gouves, they are ideal places to spend your holidays as most hotels are there located.
You’ll also find many different shops to buy memory gifts of Crete, restaurants, bars and taverns- basically whatever you need to be entertained during your holidays. If you wish to explore Greece, choose Heraklion in Crete for your destination.
►Local products of Heraklion include raki or tsikoudia, graviera cheese, olives and natural olive oil, honey and wine.
►The main regions prefecture of Heraklion are  Agia Pelagia, Ammoudara, Analipsi, Anisaras, Fodele, Gournes, Gouves, Heraklion City, Hersonissos, Karteros, Kokkini Hani, Lendas, Ligaria, Malia, Matala, Rodia, Sisi, Stalis, Tsoutsouras, Tympaki.


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Flights - Heraklion Airport is one of the busiest airports in Greece. Εxcept charter flights there are many domestic flights arriving. The flight time from Athens to Heraklion is about 45 minutes.
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    Ferries - There are ferries daily all year round from Port Piraeus to Heraklion and lasts 6-8 hours. During summer there are also daily ferries from Heraklion to Santorini.
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