CRETE

Heraklion

Heraklion

The seducing labyrinth of Crete!
Heraklion is the largest city in the magical island of Crete. It offers a wide range of attractions to all kinds of tourists and is ideal to use as a base for exploring the special island of Spinalonga and the mythical palace of Knossos.

Highlights of Heraklion city center include many archaeological monuments, as well as a great choice of restaurants, tavernas and coffee shops offering all manner of culinary delights. Heraklion is a great place to sample Crete’s twist on Greek cuisine, with local dishes featuring traditional Cretan products such as the famous Cretan olive oil, raki, local wine, honey and herbs.

The outstanding sights, distinctive architecture, and monuments of international historic value all combine to make the beautiful Cretan capital an interesting travel destination to explore!

Heraklion Travel Destination Information

Getting to Heraklion
  • Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis”
  • Port of Heraklion
Heraklion Transportation
  • Local Bus / Taxi
Heraklion Highlights
  • Archaeological Museum
  • Cretaquarium
  • Natural History Museum
  • The Venetian Fortress of Rocca al Mare
  • St. Mathew of the Sinaites, Byzantine Church
  • The Venetian Harbor
  • The Ottoman Vezir mosque
  • Lions Square
  • St. Minas Cathedral
  • Pankritiio Stadium
  • Knossos Palace
  • Spinalonga Island