Heraklion City


The town of Heraklion is the largest urban center of Crete and the economic center of the island. During the Minoan period the town of Heraklion served as a port to Knossos.

Currently it’s population is approximately 160.000. Since the Minoan period the town of Heraklion became the host of varied cultures and civilizations whose indelible marks are visible in the form of fountains, castles, walls, palaces, and other monuments.

Heraklion is a heaven for architects and historians, as well as a cosmopolitan town, particularly during the summer period when thousands of visitors can be seen shopping in the market or visiting the museums. The city has a lot to offer to those who are in search of culture and entertainment.

Last but not least, the food market of Heraklion, is where you will find all sorts of products as well as traditional Cretan ones such the famous Cretan olive oil, raki, local wine, honey, herbs, etc. which you can just as well take back home with you as a souvenir!

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Heraklion International airport Nikos Kazantzakis is the second busiest airport in Greece. It took its name from the famous author Nikos Kazantzakis and it is 5km from Heraklion City and very close to famous tourist destinations such as Malia, Knossos etc.

Travelers from Heraklion airport can travel to domestic areas as well as many cities around the world.

It serves 40 airlines, and its official code is HER.


The weather in Heraklion in October is still warm and sunny and rarely rainy.

The maximum temperature during the day is usually 25-28°C and at night 15-20°C.

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