is the capital city of Crete
and is the fifth largest city in Greece after Athens, Thessaloniki, Piraeus and Patras.
Its population amounts to approximately 140,000 residents, according to the 2001 census. It is one of the most attractive cities in the Mediterranean due to its geographical location, as it is located at the crossroad of three continents.
Financial resources of the region are the tourism, the agriculture and the trade.
Heraklion has nothing to jealous of a big city ...
It has a remarkable range of museums.
The Archaeological Museum
is one of them. It houses the most important findings of the Minoan civilization and ranks second in traffic after the Museum of Athens. Follows in the rank the Historical Museum
of Crete with exhibits from the Byzantine era to the early 20th century, the Museum of Natural History
, the Museum of the Battle
of Crete and the archaeological site of Knossos
Furthermore, the region presents a significant growth in academic research. This is supported by the University of Crete, the technical colleges and the research centres.
Some of them are the Institute of Research and Technology (FORTH), the Technology Park (Science and Technology Park of Crete STEP-C), ELKETHE Centre for Marine Research and CretAquarium of ELKETHE.
It should be noted that the Aquarium
of Crete is an attraction for all visitors as it hosts almost all the Mediterranean ecosystem.
Heraklion is the birthplace of many famous personalities. Nikos Kazantzakis, the Nobel poet Odysseas Elytis and El Greco are among them.
For your stay, you will find in the city of Heraklion and in the surrounding areas, many businesses of staying (hotels, apartments, studios etc.)
of various classes and types, which will meet all your requirements.