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Heraklion Destinations

Top Travel Destinations in the Prefecture of Heraklion

Some of the most famous travel holidays destinations in Crete are in the prefecture of Helaklion. Malia, Hersonissos, Matala, Amoudara...


Hersonissos Crete - A cosmopolitan resort with famous nightlife

Hersonissos or Limenas Hersonissou is located 25 km east of Heraklion and is one of the most cosmopolitan places in Crete. In fact, Hersonissos consists of several small villages like Koutouloufari, Piscopiano, Potamies, Avdou, Gonies and Kera and the main tourist destinations being Limenas Hersonissou, Anissaras and Old Hersonissos.


Gavdos Island, Crete - a campers' paradise

Gavdos, Crete is a tiny island in the middle of the Libyan Sea, located 26 nautical miles south from Chora Sfakion. With a permanent population of approximately 60 inhabitants, Gavdos, a stunning combination of rocks, dunes and pristine beaches, becomes the place myth for the traveler.

Chora Sfakion

Chora Sfakion - a place of special qualities

Chora Sfakion, Crete (commonly called Sfakia) is a characteristic traditional village of about 300 inhabitants. Shepherds can still be seen in local dress and you can hear strains of traditional rhyming couplets "mandinades" sung by village men.


Sfakia - land of gorges, rebels & hospitality

Sfakia, Crete is a beautiful, traditional, mountainous area in the southwest part of Crete, in the Chania prefecture. It is considered one of the few places in Greece to never have been fully occupied by foreign powers.



Loutro - the right place for relaxing holidays

Loutro, Crete - Years ago still the paragon of solitude; with its handful of houses, some archaeological ruins, small hotels and tavernas, Loutro has remained a picturesque spot in spite of the meanwhile overall reservation possibilities.


Agia Roumeli

Agia Roumeli - Much more than just the end of the Samaria gorge

Agia Roumeli is a small town in southwest Crete. A few km above the town is the end of the Samaria Gorge, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Crete.


Sougia - a place for insiders

Sougia, Crete is a small village located by the Libyan sea, some 75 km south from the city of Chania. Maybe the narrow winding road which links the village to the north of Crete puts off tour operators from offering package holidays there.


Paleochora - a tourist resort with relaxed atmosphere

Paleochora, Crete is a small town on the southwest coast of the Chania prefecture, some 77 km from the city of Chania, making it the south-easternmost geographical position of the European Community.

Agia Marina

Agia Marina, Chania - The busy tourist resort

Agia Marina, Crete is a small, fully organized resort on the northern coast, some 9 km west of the city of Chania on the road to Kasteli.

View of Agia Marina

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