Search
Hotel Deals
date_range
date_range
map
Map &
Directions
mode_edit
Write a Tip
chevron_left
 
chevron_right

Top Tours

 
Heraklion Bites and Sights Morning Small Group Tour
"One of the most vibrant cities in all of Greece Heraklion has been at the crossroads of civilisations for centuries. In its infancy the city was known as “Kastro” which historians believe indicates that the city was surrounded by fortification walls. Join this Heraklion walking tour to get to know the city as it is now but also as it was centuries ago uncovering remnants of occupations by the Byzantines Arabs Venetians
From EUR92.00
 
Heraklion Bites and Sights Morning Small Group Tour
"One of the most vibrant cities in all of Greece Heraklion has been at the crossroads of civilisations for centuries. In its infancy the city was known as “Kastro” which historians believe indicates that the city was surrounded by fortification walls. Join this Heraklion walking tour to get to know the city as it is now but also as it was centuries ago uncovering remnants of occupations by the Byzantines Arabs Venetians
From EUR92.00
 
Katakolon Port Shore Excursion: Private Wine Tasting in Mercouri and Beach Tour
"You will be met by your escort at the cruise ship port then head to your private vehicle to start your tour right. You will head to Mercouri Estate located 2.8 miles north of the port situated over the western Peloponnese seaside. Mercouri estate consists of vineyards olive groves and an Italianate residence surrounded by lush gardens with rare flora and fauna. Follow the English-speaking estate guide to a special sightseeing tour through the wines and the estate and learn about the wine production and the history of you will taste two types of wine accompanied with snacks of bread cheese
From EUR70.00

More General in Heraklion

Useful phone numbers

The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia,...
ealgisi's Profile Photo
ealgisi
Jan 05, 2010

History of Heraklion

Throughout its existence, Heraklion has had a turbulent history. It is thought that the city was originally the port of the ancient city of Knossos. Archaeological evidence shows that the settlement...
grayfo's Profile Photo
grayfo
Oct 28, 2009

Crete - Internet Connectivity

There is excellent internet connectivity all over Crete Island - I was amazed to find good broadband even in the remotest of places - for instance in the taverna nearest the beach in Falasarna.In one...
hcosgrave's Profile Photo
hcosgrave
Sep 01, 2009

Few words in Greek part 2

Greek people will really appreciate if you try to speak a few words in Greek while talking to them, you will see their faces smiling, for this reason below you will find few of the main words you...
ealgisi's Profile Photo
ealgisi
Apr 17, 2008

Few words in Greek

Greek people will really appreciate if you try to speak a few words in Greek while talking to them, you will see their faces smiling, for this reason below you will find few of the main words you...
ealgisi's Profile Photo
ealgisi
Apr 17, 2008

Blue Skies and Warm Nights

Our fondest memories of our cruise on "OCEAN VILLAGE" are probably,dining on the open deck in the warm evening air and watching the sunsets every evening. Seeing some of the sea life such as a...
kevin36's Profile Photo
kevin36
Nov 18, 2007
 
 
Sponsored Listings

Harbor and ancient Crete

DON'T stay here for more than a day ,because the rest of Crete is much more worth to see! You could use it as a starting point to see the ancient part of Crete if you are interested in...
fassolia's Profile Photo
fassolia
Jul 02, 2004

Summer festival

Don't miss the summer Heraclion festival,held at "kipotheatro"(garden theater).Every day a different show,from ancient tragedy,to modern famous Greek and foreign performers.The tickets vary from 12 to...
fassolia's Profile Photo
fassolia
Jul 02, 2004

Agios Minas

The biggest church in the city with capacity of 8000 people. Dominant of Herakleion and really unique interior. Such a wonderful frescos and decorations. I have been there during the mass and that is...
Skipka's Profile Photo
Skipka
Mar 09, 2004

Park on Platia Agiou Titou

If you want to take a little break just sit here in this park. Locals often just sit here and enjoy sunset or watching children playing. When we were the important match in soccer right in front of...
Skipka's Profile Photo
Skipka
Nov 06, 2003

Agios Titos

Agios Titos situated near nice small park just a five minutes by feet from Morosini's fountain (should we say behind Loggia) was built as a mosque. Of course it is turned to Mecca according Muslim's...
Skipka's Profile Photo
Skipka
Nov 06, 2003

Visit Knossos, an important...

Visit Knossos, an important city in antiquity, which was inhabited continiously from the Neolithic period until the 5th century AD. Here the main attraction is Minoan palace, built on Kephala hill....
maxovna
Sep 12, 2002

The Southern coast - If you...

The Southern coast - If you look for a relaxed holiday, then you'd better think about the Southern coast of Crete. It's more difficult to be reached, there's no road along the coast line, so that you...
lichinga's Profile Photo
lichinga
Sep 12, 2002

The Northern coast - This is...

The Northern coast - This is the where most of the tourist targets are situated: huge hotels and camping sites, night clubs and disco, international cuisine, entertaining; the Northern coast has also...
lichinga's Profile Photo
lichinga
Sep 12, 2002

Top Hotels in Heraklion

Hotels
15 Epimenidou Street, , Heraklion, Prefecture of H
Show Prices
Hotels
75 Dimokratias Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, 71306, Greece
Show Prices
Hotels
57 Stadiou Str, Heraklion, 71601, Greece
Show Prices
Hotels
2, Sof. Venizelou Str. and M. Agarathou, Heraklion, 71202, Greece
Show Prices
Hotels
Eleftherias Square 11, Heraklion, Crete, 71201, Greece
Show Prices
Hotels
9 Chronaki St, Heraklion, Crete, 712 02, Greece
Show Prices

Things to Do Near Heraklion

Things to Do

Knossos

Knossos was undeniably the capital of Minoan Crete.Knossos was inhabited for several thousand years, beginning with a neolithic settlement sometime in the seventh millennium BC, and was abandoned...
View More
Things to Do

Gournia

The Gournia site is extensive and the excavations have revealed a thriving Minoan trading town of winding alleys lined by tiny houses, workshops, a market place and, on the top of the hill, a palace,...
View More
Things to Do

Samaria Gorge

I walked the Samaria Gorge a little over 15 years ago. It is one of the most spectacular walks I have ever done. Ever changing wonderful and glorious vistas; cool mountain streams, from which you...
View More
Things to Do

Imbros Gorge

This gorge is less famous than the Samaria gorge, but it is just as beautiful and far less busy. While the Samaria gorge is know for its endless stream of tourists (up to 5000 a day in the summer),...
View More

Top 5 Heraklion Writers

Elena_blue's Profile Photo

Elena_blue

"Nostalgia!"
View Member
kevin36's Profile Photo

kevin36

"Ocean Village"
View Member
Skipka's Profile Photo

Skipka

"Heraklion-Irakleio-Chandak-Candia-Megalo Kastro"
View Member
fassolia's Profile Photo

fassolia

" Crete (Handakas),my ex-homeland "
View Member
Balam's Profile Photo

Balam

"A Great City"
View Member