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Heraklion City

Heraklion (In Greek: Ηράκλειο, transliterated as Iraklion or Herakleion)

is the largest city in Crete and the capital of the region.  5000 years ago the Minoan civilization flourished there. Heraklion  lies along the North Coast of the islands eastern side. To its west you meet the town of Rethymno (at 80km) and at a distance of 135km you come to the city of Chania. On the east side  at a distance of 60 km you will find the town of Agios Nikolaos and the town of Sitia (at 130km)

Access to the city of Heraklion

The airport of Heraklion (HER), was named after the great Cretan writer Nikos Kazantzakis and it is located about 5km east of the city. Heraklion port has daily ferry trips to and from Peireaus Port and many islands on the summer months. You can find information for the ferry companies operating in Heraklion port and their schedule on the link provided.


Heraklio has many places to go for sightseeing and you can find a usefull guide at tripadvisor (Heraklion ten top sightseeing places)

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From Sougia to Heraklio City

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You can also print a map provided by the tourist organisation of Greece on the following link (Crete Map), or get a map of Heraklion (Heraklion city map).

Useful Information

Common Telephone Numbers for Crete



Tourist Police*


Fire Department


Fire Department for forest fire’s



The Tourist police provides all kind of information and instructions that might be needed in the following languages; Greek, English, French and German, so as to deal directly with any arising problem.

Archaeological Sites

Knossos 2810 231940


Vikelaia Library 2810 399269
2810 301543
Kazantzakis Theatre 2810 242977
Archaeological Museum 2810 279000
Historical Museum 2810 283219
Museum of Battle of Crete 2810 346554
N. Kazantzakis Museum 2810 741689
Municipal Gallery 2810 399228

Police & Courts

Police Station of Public Order 2810 274210
Tourist Police 2810 274046
Municipal Police 2810 334181-5
First Police Department 2810 274010
Second Police Department 2810 274190
Police Station of Agios Mironas 2810 721210
Airport Police Station 2810 246720
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