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Iraklio

Iraklio

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Iraklio is Crete's capital and largest city. It sits centrally on the island, right on the sea, in charge of business and shipping. It is crowded and permanently traffic-jammed but it is chock-full of surprises and rewards greatly in terms of dining, culture and history.

The island's best food market is right in the middle of this city, with the healthful plenty of its fecund soil colourfully on display. Stamnangathe and radikia wild greens, the juiciest tomatoes on earth, the lushest fruits, the tenderest goat and lamb, free-range chickens that actually taste of chicken, goat and sheep's milk cheeses that tell of all the wild herbs the livestock grazed on, yoghurt that is as thick as pudding, honey redolent of thyme, all of it sold in a covered-bazaar atmosphere that recalls an older more peaceful century.

The island's definitive Archaeological museum is also here, in its own verdant corner that overlooks the port. It contains a comprehensive collection of Minoan art and artefact, a rich display of that ancient civilisation's power and way of life.

For a closer look at the Minoans themselves, ancient Knossos is only minutes away from Iraklio. This vast royal city with its distinctive columns and frescoed palaces is minimally damaged by the millennia allowing for reveries of those long-gone ancestors and their institutions. There is even a Labyrinth, for a taste of the Theseus legend. It is rumoured that the Minotaur still lives somewhere in its depths.

Iraklio is the gateway to the rest of Crete and also a satisfying experience on its own. It is not to be missed.

Shopping

Clothing

Name Phone Address
GIANNIKOGLOU LEONIDAS
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NIK. PLASTIRA 98,CHANIOPORTA,IRAKLEIO IRAKLEIOU
ZACHARIOUDAKI PELAGIA
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25IS MARTIOU 261,70400,MOIRES IRAKLEIOU
TEMA UOMO - ANDROULAKIS ZACH.
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SMYRNIS 9,71201,IRAKLEIO IRAKLEIOU
RENIERIS A. A. & SIA OE - LACOSTE
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DIKAIOSYNIS 21,71201,IRAKLEIO IRAKLEIOU
FAKETTI
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AL. PANAGOULI 121,ATHINA, N. IRAKLEIO,IRAKLEIO ATTIKIS
FRAGIADOULAKI KOKOLAKI MARIA
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RODOMANTHIS & P. MELA,70300,ARKALOCHORI IRAKLEIOU
TSAGKARAKI MARINA
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KALOKAIRINOU 152,71305,IRAKLEIO IRAKLEIOU
PAPADAKIS SOFOKLIS
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KALOKAIRINOU LEOF. 174,71202,IRAKLEIO IRAKLEIOU
LOULAKI IOANNA
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AMALTHEIAS 11,71201,IRAKLEIO IRAKLEIOU
MAMATZAKIS GEORGIOS A.
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L. KALOKAIRINOU 252,71201,IRAKLEIO IRAKLEIOU
GALANOS DIMITR. CH.
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KALOKAIRINOU LEOF. 73,71201,IRAKLEIO IRAKLEIOU
IMATIO - MARKAKI EVA
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CHATZIMICHALI GIANNARI 8,71201,IRAKLEIO IRAKLEIOU
MARKOGIANNAKIS EMM. - STRASS
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ODOS 1821 AR. 49,71201,IRAKLEIO IRAKLEIOU
BAKALAKOS GEORG. K.
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DAIDALOU 20,71202,IRAKLEIO IRAKLEIOU
STAVRAKAKIS EMM. I.
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EVANS 36,71201,IRAKLEIO IRAKLEIOU
PLOUMI PELAGIA
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62 MARTYRON LEOF. 75,71304,IRAKLEIO IRAKLEIOU
SPRIDER AEVE
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62 MARTYRON LEOF. 316,IRAKLEIO, GIOFYRIO,IRAKLEIO IRAKLEIOU
ANAGNOSTOU EVANGELIA
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DAIDALOU 7,71202,IRAKLEIO IRAKLEIOU
PARIZIANA - ARETINI MARIA
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KALOKAIRINOU 144,71202,IRAKLEIO IRAKLEIOU
LAMPRAKIS ANGELOS
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IRODOTOU 124,N. ALIKARNASSOS,IRAKLEIO IRAKLEIOU
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Accommodation

Hotels

Name Phone & Fax Class Address Area
ACROPOLIS
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4 11 Dimocratias Limenas Hersonissou
ADONIS
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2 12 Giamboudaki Limenas Hersonissou
AGAPI BEACH
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4 Amoudara
AGLAIA
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1 Malia
AGRABELLA
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3 Limenas Hersonissou
AKROGIALI
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1 Malia
AKS ANNABELLE VILLAGE
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5 Aghios Georgios Limenos Limenas Hersonissou
AKS MINOA PALACE
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4 Paralia Amnissou Iraklio
AKTI
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2 13th km National Rd. Irakliou-Ag. Nik Hani Kokini
ALBATROS
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3 1 Dedalou Limenas Hersonissou
ALEXANDER
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1 Kalamaki
ALEXANDER BEACH
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4 Malia
ALEXANDER HOUSE
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4 Agia Pelagia
ALEXANDRA
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3 Stalida
ALIA
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3 20 N. Nearhou Limenas Hersonissou
ALKYONIDES
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3 Stalida
ALOE
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2 Limenas Hersonissou
ALONI
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2 Koutouloufari Limenas Hersonissou
ALTIS
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2 Malia
AMAZONES VILLAGE
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4 Piskopiano
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Campings

Name Phone & Fax Address City/Place
Camping CARAVAN
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Limenas Hersonissou
Camping CRETA
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Gouves Hersonissou
Camping HERSONISSOS
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Limenas Hersonissou
Camping KOMOS
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Komos Pitsidion
Camping MATALA
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Matala

Transport

Airport

NamePhone Fax Area
Heraklion - Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport Tel: +30 281 397 800 Fax: +30 281 039 7501 Nikos Kazantzakis

Ferries

PortsPorts AuthorityFerriesPhone & Fax
Heraklion 2810-244956,244912,244934 ANEK Lines
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Heraklion 2810-244956,244912,244934 Minoan Lines
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Heraklion 2810-244956,244912,244934 Hellenic Seaways - Hellas Flying Dolphins
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Heraklion 2810-244956,244912,244934 Poseidon Lines
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Iraklio 2810-244956 GA Ferries
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Bus

CityStation Phone Athens Central Station Phone
Heraklion 2810-245020

Car Rentals

Name Phone & Fax Address Area
MOTOR CLUB CAR RENTAL
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18 AGGLON SQUARE PORT Heraklio (Iraklio)
KOSMOS
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15, 25th August St., GR-712 02 Heraklion, Crete, Greece Heraklio (Iraklio)
UNIVERSAL 3rd September St., Ammoudara-Gazi Heraklion, Crete, Greece Heraklio (Iraklio)
PETSAS A & SONS LTD
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Episkopi

Travel Agencies

Name Phone & Fax Area
ARTEMIS TRAVEL - CAR RENTAL
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Heraklio (Iraklio)
CRETA PLAN TRAVEL SERVICE
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Heraklio (Iraklio)
INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL SERVICE
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Heraklio (Iraklio)
LYKNO TOURISM SERVICES LTD
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Heraklio (Iraklio)
SKOUTELIS TRAVEL BUREAU and Car Rental
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Heraklio (Iraklio)
SKY EYE TRAVEL SERVICES
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Heraklio (Iraklio)
DIAMOND TRAVEL
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Heraklio (Iraklio)
MISSION TRAVEL SERVICES & CAR RENTAL
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Heraklio (Iraklio)
PROTEUS TOURS
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Heraklio (Iraklio)
TRAVELATE TRAVEL AGENCY
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Heraklio (Iraklio)
KATERINA TRAVEL
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