3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 Stars

Malia, 70026, Greece
Socrates Hotel
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Value Score Poor Value

Costs 78% more than similarly rated 3.5 star hotels

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  • Solo100
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map Heraklion

by hikerroeland

I am trying to find a map of the center of Heraklion, who can help

Re: map Heraklion

by leics

If you just put 'heraklion map'into google mosy hits are og the town itself, rather than the streets, so it is not necessarily an easy thing to find unless you use suitable search words.

I used 'heraklion street map'. This site is useful, with streetnames using the 'English' alphabet:

Re: map Heraklion

by johngayton

Heraklion is small enough that you don't NEED a map! It's a really easy city to find your way around if you are within the city walls. It's not chaotic like Athens and in fact a map will probably just confuse you.

If you need to find the way to your hotel then use your hotel's booking site's map.

Enjoy Heraklion - it's actually amazing(reekly)ly organized ;)

Re: map Heraklion

by hikerroeland

Thanks everyone for the help

Travel Tips for Crete Island


by Lilasel

Mountain villages, long sandy beaches, rocky bays, beach-bar-boogie & nightlife. There are magnificent mountain ranges, water-sports, tranquil locations and clean swimmable seas. The climate is one of the best in Europe and the cuisine is one of the most healthy in the world!

The minoan civilization

by AndyRG

It is a part from Phaistos (a central court of the palace), the second most important archaeological site about this ancient civilization - the best, of course, is in Knossos.
Can you imagine that there were some perfect palaces almost 4.000 years ago?


by Lilasel

In this, difficult to reach, area people have developed a sense of independence and love of liberty that did not, however, save them from calamity during the recent history, often the centre of revolutionary movements during the Turkish and German occupations. In August 1944, in reprisal for the resistance activity of the inhabitants, the village was flattened and many of its residents were executed.
Wander the streets of Anogia from the top to the bottom of the village, see the woven tablecloths and linens (with much salesmanship from the old ladies). In the lower part, where the Plateia Syntagmatos Kafeneio is and the statue of Vasilis Skoulas, the tavernas to the right with succulent lamb and other foods cooking outside in open barbecue-ovens; follow the sign behind the statue to see the original wood carvings and paintings of Alkiviadis Skoulas ("Grillios"), his son who is reasonably senior himself will show you the gallery (if he is not there - ask at the Kafeneio and they'll summon him to show it to you) at the Museum Grillios. Original wood carvings with much use of the natural shape of branches, and an appealing naive painting style in pictures of Eleftherios Venizelos and more.
Have a look at Nikos Xylouris's house right on this square - Anogia is also famous for it's musical tradition.

Don't forget sunblock!

by AcornMan

Even if you have a decent base tan the intense Sun on Crete can burn you in no time at all if you don't use sunblock. And if you wait to buy it until you get to Crete the incredibly high prices for it will make you regret not bringing your own. Fortunately we brought plenty, so we did not have to buy any there. Make sure you apply it first thing in the morning because you can easily burn just sitting in your chair at breakfast or driving around with your windows down.

Travelling around between Matala and Hania

by chancay

the islands offers a lot of wonderful places and streets to go. It is possible to rent cars or motor bikes and also do tours by bus. From Matala to Chania you go about 3 hours if I remember well ;-). We went first passing by the south coast with stops like here at the Preveli beach and got back crossing the inner country. Beautiful views all the time and a lot to discover.


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Address: Malia, 70026, Greece