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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.

Holiday Rentals We Suggest

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

    Lato Boutique Hotel

    in Heraklion, Heraklion Town, from 90 / night

    Lato Boutique Hotel is a 4-star hotel situated in an exquisite location, exactly across from the old harbour of Heraklion, offering spactacular panoramic views to the venetian fortress and the mediterranean sea, nearby from the famous archaeological and historical museums.  More...

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

    Castello City Hotel

    in Heraklion, Heraklion Town, from 66 / 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...

  3. Villa Lygaria in Crete, Heraklion, Agia Pelagia

    Villa Lygaria

    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...

  4. Classy Villa in Crete, Heraklion, Archanes

    Classy Villa

    in Heraklion, Archanes, from 117 / night

    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 10 km far.  More...

  5. Almyra House in Crete, Heraklion, Kokkini Chani

    Almyra House

    in Heraklion, Kokkini Chani, from 178 / night

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

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

    CHC Athina Palace Hotel and Spa

    in Heraklion, Agia Pelagia, from 126 / night

    CHC Athina Palace Resort & Spa is a 5-star hotel located on a small mountain, very close to the beauiful beach of Mades in Lygaria. The luxury hotel lies approximately 5 km away from the marvelous resort of Agia Pelagia and about 25 km west of Heraklion town.  More...

  7. Villa Irina in Crete, Heraklion, Palaiokastro

    Villa Irina New!

    in Heraklion, Palaiokastro, from 200 / night

    Villa Irina is a lovely 3-bedroom villa, situated in the seaside village of Palaiokastro, only 750 meters away from the mixed sandy and shingle beach and 13.5 km from Heraklion town. A supermarket, a tavern and a cafeteria can be found in a distance less than 900 meters.  More...

  8. Beach Apartment in Crete, Heraklion, Agia Pelagia

    Beach Apartment

    in Heraklion, Agia Pelagia, from 100 / night

    The seafront 2-bedroom Beach Apartment lies in front of the sandy beach of Lygaria, 22 km away from the town of Heraklion and it offers lovely sea views.  More...

  9. Beachfront Apartment in Crete, Heraklion, Agia Pelagia

    Beachfront Apartment

    in Heraklion, Agia Pelagia, from 135 / night

    The 2-bedroom Beachfront Apartment is located in front of the sandy beach of Lygaria, 22 km away from the town of Heraklion. The 2-bedroom apartment is placed in front of the lovely sandy beach and it has amazing sea views.  More...

  10. Best Cars Rental in Crete, Heraklion

    Best Cars Rental

    in Crete, Heraklion, from 22 / night

    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...