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Shore Excursion: Olympia Private Tour from Katakolon Port
"Upon your arrival at the cruise port of Katakolon you will be met by your private guide and vehicle (carrying a sign with your name on) right at the cruise exit. You will depart for the tour within 30 minutes after the disembarkation. Enjoy a scenic drive along the coast of Peloponnese and through the t you will walk through the ruins and admire the Temple of Zeus the temple of Hera  the gymnasium the hippodrome and the ancient stadium. Feel free to run the distance of 212 meters just like a Greek athlete! Continue your tour and walk a short distance in order to visit the world famous Archeological Museum of Olympia where you can admire amongst many priceless exhibits
From EUR83.00
 
Shore Excursion: Olympia and Pirgos City Private Tour from Katakolon Port
"Upon your arrival at the cruise port of Katakolon you will be met by your guide and vehicle (carrying a sign with your name on) right at the cruise exit. You will depart for the tour within 30 minutes after the disembarkation. Enjoy a scenic drive along the coast of Peloponnese and through the villages. you will walk through the ruins and admire the Temple of Zeus the gymnasium the hippodrome and the stadium. Continue your tour and walk a short distance in order to visit the world famous Archeological Museum of Olympia where you can admire amongst many priceless exhibits the marble statues of the Temple of Zeus and the unique statue of Hermes
From EUR93.00
 
Spinalonga Island Full Day Tour
"The excursion starts at 10h:00. Drive along the northern coast of the island driving through the popular fishing village of Elounda often visited by VIPs for the luxurious beach resorts in the area. A small boat will take you to the now deserte where lepers could have a better life medical help and economic support. The ruins of the market street and the shops the hospital and many small houses in which the lepers lived isolated can also be seen. A stop for swimming and lunch will follow at the picturesque port village of Plaka opposite Spinaloga before we return to Heraklion."""
From EUR69.00

More Transportation in Heraklion

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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Skipka
Apr 04, 2011

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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kevin36
Nov 18, 2007

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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johngayton
Aug 29, 2007

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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Elena_blue
Feb 05, 2007

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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Elena_blue
Sep 18, 2006

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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Elena_blue
Sep 11, 2006
 
 
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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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Elena_blue
Sep 11, 2006

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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Skipka
Oct 03, 2003

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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Skipka
Oct 03, 2003

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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Rieke
Sep 12, 2002

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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lichinga
Sep 12, 2002

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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jenn_d
Aug 26, 2002

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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GeorgiosX
Aug 26, 2002

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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Nantosvelta
Aug 25, 2002

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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