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Private Tour to Knossos and Archaeological Museum or Shopping from Heraklion
"Meet your private guide outside Heraklion Port and hop on your private mini-bus heading to the Minoan Palace of Knossos. The archaeological site of Knossos is located 3 miles southeast of the city of Heraklion. It is considered Europe's oldest city dating back to the Neolithic times (6000 B.C.). On the ruins of the Neolithic settlement was built the first Minoan palace (1900 B.C.) under the dynasty of Minos. After its destruction in 1700 B.C a new palace was built in its place. After this period the Minoan civilization was at its peak and Knossos was the most important city-state. The site was discovered in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos. The excavations in Knossos began in 1900 by the English archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans and his team and they carried on for 35 years. After a fascinating tour through the Minoan Palace of Knossos which will leave you breathless as you wonder over the technology and the facilities of that period you will board the coach onto Heraklion
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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 EUR84.00
 
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 EUR84.00

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Heraklion airport - Nikos Kazantzakis

Heraklion airport is relatively busy :) because all people who love sun want to be on Crete as fast as possible and there is really busy day, just take-offs and landing :). From the downtown take bus...
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Ocean Village

"Ocean Village"Length : 806FTBreadth: 116Ft at Bridge wingsDraught: 27' 06"Weight: 35092 Tonnes (Summer displacement)Max Speed 20.5KnotsMax Number of passenger Cabins 735Max Number of Passengers...
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Still On About Parking!!!

He!He! And I don't even drive!! Just there just something about Heraklion, after the total chaos of Athens, that just made me an observer of these sort of things. As car parks go this certainly has to...
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Taxis tariffs

For a taxi ride from the Heraklion city centre, expect to pay about:10E to the airport4E to the harbor, or other place inside the city8E to Knossos20E to Hersonissos40E to Ag. Nikolaos50E to Rethymno ...
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Central regional bus station

Central regional bus station is on the port avenue. It is on a walking distance from the port. There are urban busses to connect it with city centre, airport and the 2nd regional bus station. Several...
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Regional bus stations

There are 2 Regional bus stations in Heraklion. The 1st, the central bus station (see relevant detailed tip) is on the port avenue and it is housed in the restored stone-buildings of old factories....
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Taxis

Taxis in Heraklion are grey. You can find a lot around in the city streets. You can find them also waiting at the airport, the port, and the bus stations. Also in the lion's sq. and the Liberty sq....
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Ferry

For those who want to experience the island with their own cars or just don't have enough for airticket is here the ferry boat :) There are lines from Pireaus, Thessaloniki, neighbour islands, or even...
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Public Transport in Heraklion

There is a good access to every place thanks public transport. You must buy tickets in the kiosk and if u are not sure about zone, just say where are you going. Then in the bus, give the ticket to the...
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International flights from all...

International flights from all over Europe will bring you to the airport of Irakleion (in the east) and one in Chania (west).By bus, motorcycle, taxi or ...hire a car if you dare! My husband has been...
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Main airport is in Irakleion....

Main airport is in Irakleion. Lots of international scheduled flights, and a terrific summer traffic made of charter flights from anywhere in Europe.Buses go almost everywhere. Car hire is easy, but...
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Anek and Minoan Lines operate...

Anek and Minoan Lines operate ferries every evening(weather permitting) each way between Iraklio and Piraeus. Anek lines is a better bet for deck class travelers. It offers dorm beds with plastic...
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By plane. There are airports...

By plane. There are airports in Chania and Herakleion. Look at http://www.olympic-airways.gr/ (Olympic Airways).By ship. Look at the http://www.minoan.gr/ (Minoan Lines) and http://www.anek.gr/...
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There are two international...

There are two international airports operating in the island in Heraklion and in Chania. The island is connected with most of the airports in Greece, many European countries and Cyprus, with regular...
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Top Hotels in Heraklion

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

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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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),...
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Top 5 Heraklion Writers

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Elena_blue

"Nostalgia!"
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kevin36

"Ocean Village"
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Skipka

"Heraklion-Irakleio-Chandak-Candia-Megalo Kastro"
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fassolia

" Crete (Handakas),my ex-homeland "
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Balam

"A Great City"
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