Iraklio Province

Welcome to Iraklio Province

Iraklio is Crete’s most dynamic region, home to almost half the island’s population and its top-rated tourist site, the Minoan Palace of Knossos. Priceless treasures unearthed here, and at the many other Minoan sites around Crete, have catapulted the archaeological museum in the capital city of Iraklio onto the world stage.

Admittedly, the coastal stretch east of Iraklio is one continuous band of hotels and resorts. But a few kilometres inland, villages sweetly lost in time provide pleasing contrast. Taste the increasingly sophisticated tipple produced in the Iraklio Wine Country, walk in the footsteps of painter El Greco and writer Nikos Kazantzakis, and revel in the rustic grandeur of remote mountain villages such as Zaros.

On the quieter southern coast, the ex-hippie hang-out of Matala is the only developed resort, while in the charming villages the laid-back life unfolds much the way it has since time immemorial.

Places

Iraklio
South Iraklio
Central Iraklio
Northeast Coast
Malia
Arhanes & Around
Around Matala
Phaestos
Knossos
Zaros
Iraklio Wine Country
Hersonisos
Matala
Agia Triada
West of Iraklio
Lendas
Thrapsano
Kamilari
Pitsidia
Gournes & Around
Fodele
Kommos
Malia to Lasithi Plateu
Sivas
Kalamaki
Agia Pelagia
Gortyna
Myrtia
Kapetaniana

Top Sights in Iraklio Province

Ports & Harbours

Marina of Heraklion

  • Heraklion
  • Crete Spot
  • Ports & Harbours

Iraklio Province Activities

Amazing hotels and hostels

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