Prefecture of Heraklion Favorites

  • The ruins
    The ruins
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  • Palms and nature
    Palms and nature
    by draguza
  • South Propylaia, Knossos, Crete
    South Propylaia, Knossos, Crete
    by Martin_S.

Prefecture of Heraklion Favorites

  • Ancient Civalisations

    Prefecture of Heraklion Favorites

    Faistos, 63 km south of Irakleio, was the second biggest administrative, economical and religious city of minoan Crete. The excavations by Italian archaeologists in 1900 gave away the history of the place: there were two palaces, the first one (1900-1700 BC) was destroyed by an earthquake, the second was built between 1650-1400 BC. There are not...

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  • Exploring Towns and Cities

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    Matala is still charming, although the beach is full of tourists, even at the end of October... About one hour by car south of Irakleio, you may feel how hippies in 1960's were enjoying their lifes... Near Matala, you can also go for swimming at the long beaches of Kommos and Kaloi Limenes.

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  • Gouves

    Our base will be Gouves on the north coast of Crete Island and to the east of Heraklion, this municipality spreads from the lovely beaches a few kilometres inland to the fertile fields and picturesque villages that cling to the different hills. In recent years, the tourist development has been very marked in this area, due on the one hand to its...

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  • Matala

    Matala is still charming, although the beach is full of tourists, even at the end of October... About one hour by car south of Irakleio, you may feel how hippies in 1960's were enjoying their lifes... Near Matala, you can also go for swimming at the long beaches of Kommos and Kaloi Limenes.

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  • Faistos

    Faistos, 63 km south of Irakleio, was the second biggest administrative, economical and religious city of minoan Crete. The excavations by Italian archaeologists in 1900 gave away the history of the place: there were two palaces, the first one (1900-1700 BC) was destroyed by an earthquake, the second was built between 1650-1400 BC. There are not...

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  • Gortina

    Ancient Gortina was one of the most important cities of doric Crete. The Code of Gortina is the anciest complete legislative text in Greece, it has to do with the civil law (5th century BC). At the large region of the ancient city, you can also visit there the archaeological museum.

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  • Agia Pelagia

    Agia Pelagia is 25 km NW of the capital of the prefecture, there are many -small or bigger- beaches around it. Choose a quiet one, like the beach you see...

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  • Hersonisos

    This place, as nearby Mallia, is full of hotels, bars, clubs and so on... (east of Irakleio, too touristic!). You have many possibilities about how to spend your leisure time, as water sports (there is a water park). If you don't like to stay under the hot sun for many hours, which is... dangerous, you can also go for a walk near the ancient roman...

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  • Hippies?

    Hippie subculture can be strongly felt inside these caves in Matala, where they were living a few decades ago... Today it is forbidden to stay inside - except if you can be hidden!

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Prefecture of Heraklion Hotels

  • Lato Hotel

    I didn't stay there myself but I have visited the hotel several times to meet friends or to have a...

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  • Amfitriti Hotel and Studios

    This hotel is new this year to Pefkos. the decor throughout is very attractive. all the rooms have...

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  • Erato Hotel

    , Gournes Pediados, 715 00, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Galaxy Hotel Iraklio

    The Galaxy Iraklio is placed in one of the most elegant area of the city...About 10 min walk to the...

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  • Cosmos Maris

    Pefkos, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Atrion Hotel

    Location/Access: - It does not looks like an exciting location, but good enough to walk to the...

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  • Pefki Islands Resort

    Pefkos, 85107, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Kronos Hotel

    A nice hotel near Sofoloki Venizelou with balconies looking out to the ocean. We ended up here when...

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  • Island Blue Hotel

    Pefki Lindos, Pefkos, 85107, Greece

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4.5 out of 5 stars

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