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Video Creta Aquarium

CretAquarium Thalassokosmos
Located just outside the city of Heraklion, the CretAquarium Thalassokosmos (Hellenic Centre for Marine Research) is the largest marine research, technology and entertainment complex in the Mediterranean and certainly worth a visit.

Heraklion South Coast Beaches

Where are some of the best Heraklion South Coast beaches?

So many options, so little time. Will you build sand castles, take a romantic sunset stroll, or work on your perfect tan today?

Heraklion North Coast Beaches

Top North Coast beaches of Heraklion

Discover some of the best Heraklion North Coast beaches


Stalis - Combining Family Vacations & Nightlife

Stalis or Stalida situated on the north coast of Crete, about 33 km east of Heraklion. Stalis is between the well-known tourist resorts of Mallia and Hersonissos.

From Heraklion to Messara

Heraklion Prefecture from North to South

This route leads to the fertile valley of Messara, an agricultural centre ever since Minoan times.

Messara Plains

Heraklion The North Coast

The Heraklion North Coast - More than just Tourist resorts

There is a commonly held belief that the northern coast of Heraklion is an endless strip of tourist resorts. Nevertheless, there are several spots that are well worth visiting.

From Heraklion to Viannos

Touring Heraklion Prefecture - From Heraklion to Viannos

Knossos - South-east of Heraklion , some 5 km from the city centre, is Knossos.

Years of research by archaeologists have established that Knossos was the centre of Minoan civilization, and that it remained one of the most important cities of Crete throughout antiquity.

Domenikos Theotokopoulos Museum

El Greco Museum

This small museum in Fodele, which is dedicated to one of Greece’s greatest artists, El Greco, is housed in a renovated stone residence that is believed (probably erroneously) to have been El Greco's home before he left for Heraklion.


Fodele Crete - Home of the great El Greco

Fodele is a beautiful little village of 500 residents set in a verdant ravine some 28 km west of Heraklion. The locals have held on to their traditional lifestyle, despite the rampant tourist development of the surrounding area.

Archaeological Museum of Archanes

Archanes - The museum

The museum first opened in 1993, and it contains finds from the excavations and copies of finds (for security reasons). The excavation of the Minoan palace in the center of the village of Archanes, as well as the numerous settlements on the slopes and the summit of Mt. Juktas, have yielded some of the most impressive finds from Minoan Crete.

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