Heraklion Destinations

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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...

Agia Pelagia

Agia Pelagia - The cozy village of Agia Pelagia is located at the north coast of Crete some 20 km from Heraklion. The name Agia Pelagia was taken from a church which is 1 km west of the bay. Compared with other tourist resorts, Agia Pelagia is a quiet place with picturesque white buildings, ...

Amoudara

Amoudara is one of the most popular north coast resorts some 5 km west of Heraklion. Almost a continuation of Heraklion, Amoudara features the longest beach (5 km) in the prefecture and is perfect for sun seekers and sports enthusiasts.

Archanes

Archanes or Arhanes is a beautiful small town, some 15 km south of Heraklion. From prehistoric years to this date it has been an important financial centre of the surrounding area. It is also the archaeological site of an ancient Minoan settlement. The discovery of ancient roads leading from ...

Fodele

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. The area of Fodele expands over 24,000,000 sqm, extending from ...

Hersonissos

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 ...

Malia

Malia or Mallia is a coastal town located 34 km west of Heraklion built on the bay of the same name. Its long sandy beaches are most of the times crowded and its many discos, bars and cafes host young people determined to spend unforgettable holidays. The city consists of two parts, the north and the south divided by the main road Heraklion-Agios Nikolaos. Along the beach road (one km towards the sea) you will find many restaurants serving international and Greek cuisine, cafes, several stores, souvenir shops and the majority of nightclubs and bars...

Matala

Matala is a village located 75 km south-west of Heraklion. It is part of the municipality of Tympaki, and the Heraklion Prefecture. Famous since ancient times for its magnificent cave-pocked cliffs, Matala was a prime hippie destination in the 1960's. Today it attracts beach lovers who enjoy its lively nightlife and ...

Stalis

Stalis - Strategically located on the Cretan north coast between the better-known tourist resorts of Mallia and Hersonissos, Stalis or Stalida is some 33 km east of Heraklion, in the bay of Mallia, in the northeast corner of the Heraklion Prefecture. Less hectic than Malia, Stalis is ideal for family vacations and ...

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