The capital of Crete, Heraklion, is a bustling city and the fifth largest in Greece. The long history of Heraklion, the active life, its culture and ideal location are the reasons why it gathers a large number of visitors every year. The most important Minoan palace, one of the most important museums in the country, monuments scattered around the city, gorgeous Venetian monuments, a fortress as a trademark at the entrance of the harbor and neoclassical buildings make up the fascinating history of the city. The city never sleeps: exhibitions, concerts, art events and festivals that give another touch to the city. As it is located in the center of the island, it is an ideal starting point for explorations to Western, Eastern and Southern Crete.

Wonderful beaches, plains, vineyards, popular archaeological sites and traditional villages are the main features of the specific area of Crete. Discover them in our posts about Heraklion holidays.