The prefecture of Heraklion covers an area of 2,011 sq. km. with a population of 304,000 residents (2011 inventory) and it is located between the prefectures of Rethymno and Lassithi, it is the most populated prefecture of Crete.
Heraklion is well-known for the archaeological sites of Knossos and Phaestos. The Ancient town of Knossos, 5 km from the capital, was the center of the Minoan civilization and includes the greatest Minoan palace of the period 2000 - 1400 BC.
The ancient remains cover an area of 20,000 sq. m. and consist of the ancient town with the palace, the small palace, the bi-level royal mansion and the royal tomb. The ancient town of Phaestos is found 60 km southwest of Heraklion. Throughout the region there are many Venetian castles and fortresses. The Venetian Town Walls and the Venetia Port create a unique atmosphere.
Some of the Museums of Heraklion are: the Archaeological, the Ecclesiastical, the Historical Museum in Heraklion Town and the museum of Dominikos Theotokopoulos (El Greco), in Fodele, where the painter was born. Heraklion is an excellent holiday destination. Sandy beaches, traditional villages and the lively nightlife, will impress the most demanding visitor
THINGS TO DO & SEE
Heraklion has a coastline of over 250 km and more than 70 beaches of which 17 have been awarded the 2014 with Blue Flag. Heraklion has all kinds of beaches, sandy with lots of people in the north with wonderful bays sheltered from winds, and deserted pebble beaches in the south. Discover them.
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Angie Villa is a luxury four bedroom villa with spectacular panoramic views of the Cretan Sea, spectacular garden and a spacious private pool located in the resort area in the district of Heraklion.
Antigoni villa is a new, luxury, seafront, three-bedroom villa overlooking the Cretan sea and the town of Heraklion. Antigoni villa offers private swimming pool, private area and excellent sea view. This luxury villa is located in the district of Heraklion on Crete Island in Greece.
Blue Villa, six bedrooms, private pool, belongs to the category of elite, luxury villas. The villa is located on a small picturesque peninsula, at a distance of 20 minutes drive from the major tourist center of the city of Heraklion. The villa is part of a complex of private residences with private beach, located at a distance of 300 meters from the complex.
Emerald villa, offered for rent on the island of Crete, is located in the famous, glamorous resort in the district of Heraklion, three hundred meters from the beautiful sandy beach. The villa provides three bedrooms.
Villa Heraklion 2, four bedroom villa, with private pool located in a new complex of three independent, spacious buildings. The ensemble of villas is located in a beautiful, quiet, picturesque resort near the capital of Crete, Heraklion.
Villa Heraklion 3, four bedroom villa, with private pool located in a new complex of three independent, spacious buildings. The ensemble of villas is located in a beautiful, quiet, picturesque resort near the capital of Crete, Heraklion.
Villa Heraklion 1, four bedroom villa, with private pool located in a new complex of three independent, spacious buildings. The ensemble of villas is located in a beautiful, quiet, picturesque resort near the capital of Crete, Heraklion.
Kamari Villa is an elegant new, villa that accommodates up to 7 people in 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, located in a beautiful area in the district of Heraklion, which features a unique landscape of the island of Crete and unique views of the sea.
More Villa is a seafront 4 bedroom holiday house, located on the island of Crete, in a picturesque seaside resort surrounded by greenery, in the district of Heraklion.
Ocean villa is a beautiful new Luxury villa located on the waterfront next to the sea and offers wonderful views of the Aegean Sea and is situated at a distance of 20 minutes from the city of Heraklion at Crete.
Relax Villa is a luxury five bedroom villa with private pool and landscaped area surrounded by olive groves, in a picturesque, quiet corner of the northern coast of Crete, in the district of Heraklion.
Rodi Villa is a three-bedroom luxury villa with private pool, located in a beautiful, peaceful location, in the district of Heraklion on Crete. Built next to a traditional village, with wonderful views of the sea and the rich entertainment of resort area Hersonesos, this villa guarantees its guests complete comfort and peace.
Abaton Island Resort & Spa is the new five-star hotel in Hersonissos Crete. A unit with 152 elegant rooms, suites & villas with 71 pools that ensures total relaxation and privacy in a unique landscape facing east and west! With four high-end themed restaurants that stand out among them is the Cretan, which is perfectly established with tradition and pure Cretan products!Fulfil your emotions with Greece's blue colour.
Nana Princess, a brand new exclusive, beachfront 5 star All suites and private villas resort hotel, with private beach in Hersonissos overlooking the spectacular Cretan Sea. Nana Princess hotel is a heaven of luxury and high-end services which will appeal to all those who desire discretion and privacy during their stay. The private Helipad welcomes the most demanding customers.