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General Information

Population: 150.000 residents (137.711 according to the 2001 census).

Surface: 120 sqm.

Climate: Soft Mediterranean.

Geographya: Capital of Crete, in the centre of the northern coast of island.

History: Birthplace of the first European civilization since Minoan Period 3.000 b.c. with capital the city of Knosos.

Economy: Key sectors are Tourism, Agriculture and Trade.

Crops: Olive trees, vines, orange,legumes.

Food: Cretan foods with olive oil, legumes, vegetables, fruits, wine.

Flora: Unique aromatic plants.

Fauna: Unique Cretan Chamois (Kri Kri).

Museums: Archaeological Museum, Historical Museum, Natural History Museum, Museum Of Battle of Crete.

Academic Institutions: University of Crete, Faculty of Medicine (8.000 students), Technological Institution (6.500 students), Foundation of Research and Technology (FORTH), Technological Park (STEPc).

Airport: Second International Airport of Greece, first in charter flights. Itineraries.

Harbour: Important passenger, commercial and cruise. Itineraries.

Hotels: Numerous of luxury, A'' ,B'',and C'' category Hotels and rented rooms.

Road Network: National road connects Heraklion with the other main cities of Crete.

Hospitals: Regional Academic (PEPAGNI), Venizeleio General.

Tourist Period: From April To November

Information: National Tourism Organization.

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  1. Galaxy Hotel in Crete, Heraklion, Heraklion Town

    Galaxy Hotel New!

    in Heraklion, Heraklion Town, from 0 / night

    Galaxy Hotel is a luxury 5-star Hotel, ideally located near the center of Heraklion, one of the top leading hotels in Crete for the last 39 years. Many restaurants, cafes, bakeries, shops and a few supermarkets are found only within a few minutes walking distance. The Minoan Palace of Knossos is located only 4,5 km away and the airport of Heraklion is 5 km away.  More...

  2. Lato Boutique Hotel in Crete, Heraklion, Heraklion Town

    Lato Boutique Hotel New!

    in Heraklion, Heraklion Town, from 87 / night

    Lato Boutique Hotel is a recently renovated 4-star hotel situated next to the old harbor of Heraklion, offering spectacular panoramic views to the Venetian Fortress and sea views. Situated in the city center of Heraklion, numerous cafes, restaurants and shops are available within walking distance.  More...

  3. Marin Dream Hotel in Crete, Heraklion, Heraklion Town

    Marin Dream Hotel

    in Heraklion, Heraklion Town, from 0 / night

    Marin Dream Hotel is a 4-star Hotel located in the city center of Heraklion, only 300 meters from the old port and only a few minutes walk from many restaurants, cafes and everyday amenities. The Archaeological and Historical Museum of Heraklion is only 400 meters away and Heraklion airport is 4 km away.  More...

  4. Castello City Hotel in Crete, Heraklion, Heraklion Town

    Castello City Hotel

    in Heraklion, Heraklion Town, from 0 / night

    Castello City Hotel is a unique hotel perfectly located by the ancient Pantokrator Gate, and only a few minutes away from the beautiful waterfront of Heraklion. Guests have the opportunity to admire the mind-blowing views overlooking the  sea as well as the Venetian fortification walls of the old city.  More...

  5. Villa Lygaria in Crete, Heraklion, Agia Pelagia

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    in Heraklion, Agia Pelagia, from 270 / night

    Villa Lygaria is a stone-built, 2-bedroom villa located in Lygaria village, just 20 km northwestern from the city of Heraklion. It is only 500 meters on foot from the sandy beach of Lygaria and offers magnificent sea views.  More...

  6. Classy Villa in Crete, Heraklion, Archanes

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    Classy Villa is an amazing, traditionally designed 3-bedroom villa, ideally situated in the picturesque rural town of Archanes, 10 km of Heraklion Town and 13 km of the international airport. The fine sandy beach of Amnissos lies about 14 km far.  More...

  7. Villa Sunny Dreams in Crete, Heraklion, Agia Pelagia

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    in Heraklion, Agia Pelagia, from 270 / night

    Villa Sunny Dreams is a 3-bedroom maisonete style villa with a private pool and lovely panoramic sea views, 1000 meters from the sandy beach of Lygaria, and 4 km from the town of Agia Pelagia.  More...

  8. Almyra House in Crete, Heraklion, Kokkini Chani

    Almyra House

    in Heraklion, Kokkini Chani, from 174 / night

    Almyra House is a lovely, sea view 3-bedroom villa with a private swimming pool next to the sandy beach, a few steps from the sea, in the area of Kokkini Chani.  More...

  9. Best Cars Rental in Crete, Heraklion

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    TheHotel.gr has started co-operation with Best Cars rental, a local car rental company with a great variety of elegant and nice cars with good prices and personalised customer service. Car rentals in Heraklion airport and in Chania are airport are provided.  More...

  10. CHC Athina Palace Hotel and Spa in Crete, Heraklion, Agia Pelagia

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    CHC Athina Palace Resort & Spa is an All Inclusive Resort, 300 meters from the sandy beach of Mades in Lygaria. The 5-star Hotel is about 5 km away from the town of Agia Pelagia and about 18 km west of the city of Heraklion.  More...