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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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