Knossos Palace

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The center of Minoan civilization and capital of Minoan Crete lay 5km south of Heraklion. Knossos flourished for approximately two thousand years. It had large palace buildings, extensive workshop installations and luxurious rock-cut cave and tholos tombs. As a major center of trade and the economy, Knossos maintained ties with the majority of cities in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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Heraklion Port

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Port

Heraklion Marina

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Marina

Heraklion Marina is small marina for leisure boats & small yachts situated in the old Venetian harbour and operated by the Ηeraklion Port Authority. It is located at the west end of the commercial harbor and offers good shelter.

Pantanassas Marina

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Marina

Heraklion Kazantzakis Theater

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Modern Theater

Kazantzakis Theater is a garden theatre, located at the Cyprus park. The first time Kazantzakis Theater functioned as a theater was at World War II.

Aquarium of Heraklion

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Aquarium

Cretaquarium or Thalassocosmos (sea world) is a public aquarium situated near the town of Gournes 15 km east of Heraklion. In the aquarium, there are more than 2,500 Mediterranean and tropic sea creatures and species from 100 different areas.

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Sarantauga cafe

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Cafe

Sarantauga, which means 40 eggs in Greek, is located in the central market of Heraklion and is an old traditional cafe dated back to 1924. A story says that the grandfather of the current owner, who was the founder, used to like many eggs, so he gave that name to his cafe.

Kato Gouves Village

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Beach

Kato Gouves (lower Gouves), which is built into the side of small Mt. Ederi, is in 300 meters height, with spectacular view.

Lygaria Beach

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Beach

Discover hidden and undiscovered beauty of Crete. The very interesting seafloor provides divers with an ideal environment for scuba diving in the Heraklion, Lygaria beach.

The beach in front of the busy tourist resort of Agia Pelagia is located 16 kilometers northwest from Iraklion, 1 kilometer from the National Road Heraklion Rethymno. The beach is a narrow strip of sand.

The beach is located 1 kilometer north of the tourist resort of Agia Pelagia and just 17 kilometers far from Heraklion. The beach is sandy and is influenced by the northerly winds in the area.

Analipsis Beach

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Beach

Analipsis beach is a sandy beach near the tourist resort of Kato Gouves, on the high seas of the Cretan Sea. Located 20 km east of Heraklion.

Kato Gouves Beach

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Beach

Kato Gouves beach is a sandy beach in front of the tourist resort of Kato Gouves. Well organized area, close to Heraklion, offering taverns and restaurants, which can meet the needs of visitors.

Gouves Beach

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Beach

Gouves beach is a sandy beach in front of the tourist resort of Kato Gouves on the high seas of the Cretan Sea. Located 18 km east of Heraklion.

Gournes Beach

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Beach

Gournes beach is a sandy beach near the village and tourist resort of Kokkini Hani on the high seas of the Cretan Sea. Located 17 km east of Heraklion.

Chani Tou Kokkini Beach

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Beach

Hani tou Kokkini is located 14km east of Heraklion. East of the airport, the old highway goes along the coast.

Karteros Beaches

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Beach

A number of beaches located adjacent to each other about 5 km from Heraklion. They are well organized beaches with many facilities for swimming and water sports (sunbeds, umbrellas, lifeguards, showers etc).

Ammoudara is large, organized, sandy beach, stretching in front of the homonymous village-important tourist resort in the open bay of Heraklion. Located 5 km west of Heraklion.

Palaiokastrou Beach

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Beach

Small pebbled beach located 10 km west from Heraklion. Relatively well organized beach with water sports because of the relative protection from the wind.

Lygarias Beach at Lugaria

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Beach

The beach is located just before Wicker Agia Pelagia and is about 15 km from Heraklion. It is organized, sandy beach and is usually less crowded, offers protection from strong winds and has some wonderful restaurants.

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Divers Club at Agia Pelagia Beach

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Diving Center

Diver’s Club Crete is a diving center with extensive experience in scuba diving training and fun diving. Since 1995, we offer a full range of PADI diving courses, IANTD/CMAS courses, NITROX courses, beach and boat dives in more than 20 different diving sites in North Crete.

European Diving Institute at Lygaria

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Diving Center

European Diving Institute is a diving center offering high quality of services for more than 10 years in Heraklion, Crete. The team composed of 8 persons makes the maximum every day to provide you the best services.

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Heraklion Diving Center

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Diving Center

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The STAY WET DIVING CENTER started operating in March 1995 with a few certified divers and expanded to one of the best organized diving bases in Crete. Recognized by the Greek Government, member of the PADI RESORT ASSOCIATION and certified by the quality control organization Veritas, keeps a high standard of security and service.

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