"Iraklion" Heraklion Town Tip by Jmill42

Heraklion Town, Crete Island: 38 reviews and 73 photos

  Iraklion's Port Defense
by Jmill42

Iraklion is the capital Crete. This translates into a faster pace of life for the locals, as compared to the other cities and towns on Crete. So, you will find better nightlife, more eating options, and the best museum here. Other than that, Iraklion fails to deliver the atmosphere of true Crete. Hania, Rethymno, and other smaller villages produce a better feel for the traveler, with their nicer people, laid back atmosphere, and better natural beauty. I found Iraklion to be a dirty, hard-line city, with very little flavor. I am sure there are those who found Iraklion to their liking, but for me, it was the least interesting city in all of Greece.

Still not to be missed are Knossos, which is a few minutes by bus south of town, and the Archaeological Museum.

Do not get confused when you see Iraklion as Heraklion. They are one in the same.

Address: Prefecture of Heraklion

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Mar 11, 2004
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