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Find ferry schedules, ticket prices for deck and cabins and immediate availaibility to the capital of Crete, the city of Heraklion.

Ferries to Heraklion depart mainly from Piraeus port in Athens, while you will be able to reach the city from the ports of Paros, Ios and Santorini and occasionaly from Milos in the Cyclades.

Destination Guide to Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion is one of the four prefectures of the Crete Island. As part of Crete Heraklion boasts some spectacular sites and seascapes for visitors to enjoy, and there are also great shopping opportunities in Heraklion. Heraklion is the capital of the island and is the economic center and hub of activity in Crete. This spectacular island is filled with spectacular beaches, fascinating archaeological sites and landmarks, and picturesque landscapes. The many lovely villages in Heraklion are a favorite for visitors, as they depict an interesting element

of island life and give a glimpse into the beautiful architecture that is characteristic of both Crete and ancient Greece.

Popular Attractions in Heraklion, Greece

Some of the most popular attractions in Heraklion include the Venetian walls, the Historical Museum, the Archaeological Museum, the Arts Museum, and the Villages. For a picturesque look into the villages, one need only travel to Heraklion. These villages are bustling with activity, and there are also several beach resorts located in the various parts of the region. As with many other areas of Crete and the Greek islands, the beaches and the natural wonders are incredibly desirable places to visit in this area. Travelers can also enjoy staying in some of these villages, as all of them offer rooms for rent or hotels. There are also many wonderful restaurants in Heraklion so that visitors can taste the delicacies of the island.

Beaches in Heraklion, Greece

The prefecture of Heraklion boasts some spectacular beaches, with sandy beaches and turquoise waters making up most of the coastline in this region. Some of the most popular beaches in Heraklion include Matala, Hersonissos, Amnissos, Amoudara, Agia Pelagia, Stalida, Tymbaki, and Malia. When visitors discover these truly breathtaking

shorelines, they may begin to appreciate the true beauty that the Greek islands have to offer. With many relaxing beaches and other organized beaches, Heraklion, Greece is a great place to stay for people who want to spend some time under the sun and on the shoreline of the beautiful Greek coastline.

Shopping in Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion, as the center of commerce in Crete, is filled with interesting shops located in various areas of the city. Boutiques, local souvenir shops, and jewelers decorate the narrow alleys and streets in Heraklion. One of the best ways to shop in Heraklion is to travel by foot through the shopping district so that you can discover some of the perhaps hidden shops that other travelers may miss. There are so many great shops located in Heraklion that travelers may have trouble visiting them all!

Transportation in Heraklion, Greece

Once in Crete, travelers will be able to choose their preferred method of transportation when visiting Heraklion. Car rentals, taxis, buses, and trains are all suitable modes of transportation in Heraklion, and the public transit systems are well developed and maintained.

Port Authority in Heraklion, Greece

The Port Authority of Heraklion handles the largest of the urban centers on the island. This cosmopolitan has a busy port that manages more than a million passengers each year under 11 different venues.

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