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Explore Heraklion in Crete – a city rich in history and culture. As the capital of Crete, Heraklion boasts stunning architecture, delicious cuisine, and numerous historical attractions that are a must-visit for any traveler. Surrounded by beautiful beaches along the northern and southern coasts, such as Matala Beach, Agia Pelagia, Ammoudara, and Gouves, Heraklion is the perfect destination for your next holiday. Stroll around the picturesque town and discover its history reflected in the beautiful Venetian harbor, fortress, fountains, busy shopping center, and many squares. The Knossos Palace and the Palace of Festos are the main attractions, offering a glimpse into the Minoan history of Crete. To learn more, visit the museums situated in the town center. Finish off with a visit to the various shops, restaurants, bars, and taverns, and pick up some souvenirs of Crete. Pack your bags and get ready to explore the beauty of Heraklion in Crete.

► 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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How To Get There

Flight - Heraklion Airport is one of the busiest airports in Greece. Apart from charter flights, there are many domestic flights arriving. The flight time from Athens to Heraklion is 40 minutes.

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Ferry - There are ferries daily all year round from Port Piraeus to Heraklion, which last 6–8 hours. During the summer, there are also daily ferries from Heraklion to Santorini.

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How To Get Around

Bus - There are Ktel buses that you can use to get around Crete. This transportation from Ktel Heraklion, with excellent service, will help you practically discover places in the towns and villages of the Heraklion and Lasithi Prefectures. Routes are also connected to Rethymnon and Chania. The central bus station in Heraklion is located near the port.
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