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The best Heraklion itineraries

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"Heraklion: If you decide to visit Samos, you will enjoy free time on the island and while in Crete, join in a guided visit of the Palace of King Minos."stridetravel.com
"Heraklion is very popular also in wintertime, but also Rethymnon or Chania have nice hotels or apartments to stay."travellingking.com
"Heraklion is also home to some of the best wineries of Cretes."gobeyondbounds.com
"Heraklion is Crete's largest city and centrally located on the north coastline."travelwithbender.com
"Heraklion is as close as you are going to get to a 'big city' feeling on Crete with plenty of hustle and bustle."thefamilyvoyage.com
"Heraklion is not really small Jo, it's the capital of the island so pretty sure their will be plently of cultural things to do, definitely a cinema and theatre."malloryontravel.com

South Greece

Heraklions location

Heraklion at a glance

Culture
Historic
Nature
Beach

226,000

Population

2-3 nights

Recommended

Average (3 of 5)

Level of costs

Around Heraklion

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Heraklion International Nikos Kazantzakis Airport (HER)

About Heraklion

Heraklion is a town in the country Greece (see itineraries) with a population of 225,574. Further adore the wonderful walks along the sea at Heraklion. Heraklion is in south Greece. Further it fits perfect for a cultural trip. The nearest city of Heraklion is Athens.

Things to do

Heraklion is the biggest city on the island of Crete in Greece. Although at first sight, it isn’t as picturesque as Rethymnon afte

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8 thoughts on “Top things to do in Heraklion Crete”

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Guarding the entrance to the old port is the formidable and impressive structure of Koules Fortress that was built by the Republic

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Explore the Colorful, Vibrant Markets

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Discover the best things to do in Heraklion Crete with this easy to follow travel guide. With a busy port connecting Heraklion wit

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Experience The Best Things To Do In Heraklion Crete

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Eat & drink

Chania or Heraklion for nightlife: Chania has a good nightlife scene, however, Heraklion is unbeatable for partying. Being a unive

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Cafe lovers rejoice: there are so many cute and inviting cafes dotted all over the city! ...

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General

Tourism video invites travellers to discover themselves — in the city of Heraklion on Crete – MY GREECE TRAVEL BLOG ...

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Knossos is the largest archaeological site in Crete from the Bronze age and the Minoan civilization. It used to be a palace surrou

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Difficulty of visiting the archaeological site of Knossos

Tips to visit Knossos archaeological site

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Itinerary

You will have the opportunity to have a tour around the vineyards as well as taste some special wines such as Plyto and Dafni, t

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With four or five boats daily going from Crete to Santorini daily during the summer, it is very easy to combine the two islands. ...

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Costs

This place definitely has an independent spirit, and it's jam-packed with amazing historic sights, beautiful seaside villages and

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Knossos is the largest archaeological site in Crete from the Bronze age and the Minoan civilization. It used to be a palace surrou

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Accommodation

When visiting Crete, Heraklion is a great place for a base. For one, it offers very good connections to other villages all around

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This is the biggest Greek island, no wonder it is difficult to figure out where to stay in Crete ...

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Gouves (all-inclusive stay)

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There are a number of Heraklion hotels to choose from. Some of the most popular include: ...

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Heraklion airport to hotel

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