The region of Heraklion, located in the stunning island of Crete, Greece, is a popular destination for tourists seeking a mix of rich history, beautiful landscapes, and vibrant culture. With its capital city, also named Heraklion, being the largest city on the island, the prefecture offers a wide range of attractions and activities for visitors to enjoy.

Heraklion is steeped in history, with its roots dating back to ancient times. One of the most notable landmarks in the area is the Palace of Knossos, which was the center of the Minoan civilization and is believed to have been Europe’s oldest city. Visitors can explore the ruins of this ancient palace and learn about the fascinating history of the Minoans.

Immersing oneself in the local culture is a must when visiting the Heraklion region. The city of Heraklion itself is a vibrant hub of activity, with charming neighborhoods, lively markets, and traditional tavernas serving delicious Cretan cuisine. Visitors can also explore the region’s wineries and sample the renowned Cretan wines.

Whether you’re interested in exploring ancient ruins, relaxing on pristine beaches, or indulging in local cuisine, this prefecture has something to offer for everyone. Plan your visit to Heraklion Prefecture and discover the wonders of this captivating region.

Through Heraklion Airport (HER) located 4 km east of Heraklion Port .

From Athens International Airport (ATH) (Duration 45 min), Thessaloniki International Airport (SKG) as well as other airports in Greece .

 Heraklion Airport also connects with airports in other countries in Europe .

From Piraeus Port (Duration 9 to 10 hours), as well as a few islands of the Cyclades such as Paros, Mykonos, Santorini, Naxos, Ios with daily itineraries .

Matala Crete
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Malia Minoan Palace Crete
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