Heraklion City

Heraklion City

Heraklion City

The bulk of tourists arriving to Crete in quest of new impressions from visiting Crete sights and satisfactory vacation primarily gets to Heraklion. There is the international airport named in honour of the famous writer Nikos Kazantzakis, in the town of Heracles. The main seaport of Crete is located here as well.

Kazantzakis airport in Heraklion is slightly inferior in size to Athens one, but it does not prevent it from enplane about five million passengers annually. The second busiest Greek airport is the incarnation of modern architectural trends, but it “has its own face”. And the sea, which is located directly behind the runway, gives it a special zest.

There is the third busiest seaport of the country in the city centre. It receives ferries and speedboats from the mainland of Greece, Aegean islets and European countries all over the year.
Heraklion seaport welcoming passengers from cruise ships and its annual passenger flow exceeds 2 million people.

The city of Heraklion is the administrative, cultural and economic capital of the archipelago, so tourists will not get bored there. In order become familiar with this dynamic metropolis well, to watch how the city, that works in a modern rhythm, functioning, rental cars on Crete will become very appropriate.

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-will give you possibility to see ancient memorials - ancient buildings, fortress of Kules, the Venetian harbour. Walking in the cosy streets, visiting city marketplaces, having coffee breaks at the fountains will also help you to fall in love with the urban whose history began back in the Minoan period. Numberless hotels, diverse cuisine and friendly residents of the archipelago will make a trip to Heraklion an unforgettable event. At the moment you feel pleasant tiredness from walking, but you plan to attend the Archaeological or Historical Museum, the Museum of Nature or Christian Art, rental cars on Crete will lend you a helping hand. You can also have a ride to the most meaningful Crete monuments by car rental - Phaistos and Knossos palaces, which are located nearby Heraklion.

As soon as Heraklion is positioned at the core of the island, it will be the departure point for travelling around Crete. Having the issue of car rental in Crete solved, from Heraklion you may drive to the metropolis of Rethimno or the downtown of Chania, pay a visit to the well-known Crete monasteries or evaluate its beachfront. Curious tourists and lovers of a relaxing vacation will always find something to do on the isle and will surely join the rows of passionate vacationers in Crete.

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