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Greece Daily Tours
Greece Daily Tours

Daily tours in any part of Greece, can be arranged for both individuals and groups who are looking for a fully escorted tour to suit your exact preferences. You can decide about your own itinerary with a private tour guide.

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Greece Mainland Tours
Greece Mainland Tours

The Greek mainland is very often overlooked by tourists. The travel agents outside of Greece get little information about anything except the most popular Greek islands, and a couple of the well-known sites like Olympia.

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Athens Tours
Athens Tours

Here is our guide with information about sightseeing in Athens.Please find below links about tours and sightseeing in Athens. These are the most popular sights in Athens strongly recommended to visit: The Plaka, Athens Acropolis, Monastiraki Flea Market, Athens Museums.

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Corinth Tours
Corinth Tours

Corinth (Greek Island) is an ancient city about 48 miles west of Athens on the narrow stretch of land that joins the Peloponnese to the mainland of Greece.

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Mykonos Tours
Mykonos Tours

Mykonos island is part of the Cyclades islands group in the Aegean Sea. Mykonos is, with Santorini and Crete, the most famous and popular Greek islands and attracts thousands of visitors every year.

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Santorini Tours
Santorini Tours

The island of Santorini Greece or Thira is located in the Cyclades islands, in the middle of the Greek Islands of the Aegean Sea. Santorini is, along with Mykonos and Crete, the most famous holiday destinations in Greece.

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About Greece - Heraklion

GREEK CITIES AND GREEK ISLANDS
ABOUT HERAKLION

Heraklion is the largest city in Crete, located roughly in the centre of the north coast. Heraklion has a population of 131,000 (200About Greece Heraklion, Greece Heraklion Guide, About Greece Heraklion Tour, Greece Destinations Heraklion, Greece Tours Guide, About Greece, Greece Tours1 census), but it is thought that approximately 200,000 people live in Heraklion Municipality and the neighbouring Alikarnassos Municipality today.

Heraklion is the 4th largest city in Greece. It has the largest port and airport in Crete. Heraklion Airport is also known as Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport, in honour of the most famous Cretan writer worldwide.

Heraklion has two major hospitals (the University Hospital and the Venizeleio Hospital). It is also the home of the University of Crete Schools of Sciences and Health Sciences (8,000 students). It is also the seat of the Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (ITE-FORTH), one of the largest research centres in the country, and the Technological Educational Institute of Crete (6,500 students). There are 8 University Schools and 11 Technical Schools (TEI) in total.
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Is Heraklion a beautiful city or an ugly city? Read how people describe the city of Heraklion.
Heraklion history
In order to comprehend the reality of a place, one must know its history. Understanding the past sheds light on the present and allows us to predict the future.

Over the approximately 3,000 years of its existence, Heraklion has had a turbulent history. We do not know precisely when the low hill which now forms the centre of the city was first inhabited. In antiquity the main urban centre was Knossos.

As for the name Heraklion, it probably comes from the Idaean Herakles, legendary founder of the Olympic Games.
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The history of Heraklion can be divided into the following periods:
Minoan Heraklion, creation of the first settlement by the name of Heraklion (9th century BC)
Byzantine Heraklion or Kastro
Arab Heraklion Chandax Great Castle
Second Byzantine Period
Venetian Heraklion or Candia
Turkish Heraklion
Heraklion at the turn of the 20th century Heraklion in the Second World War.About Greece Heraklion, Greece Heraklion Guide, About Greece Heraklion Tour, Greece Destinations Heraklion, Greece Tours Guide, About Greece, Greece Tours
 
How to travel to Heraklion
By air: Heraklion Airport is 5 kilometres east of the city, in the Nea Alikarnassos area. It is officially known as Nikos Kazantzakis Heraklion International Airport, in honour of the famous Cretan writer.

Heraklion Airport is linked to many cities in Greece, while in the summer months it receives thousands of charter flights from Europe. Flight companies offering domestic flights into and out of Heraklion Airport are Olympic Airways, Aegean Airways and Sky Express.

Find your way to or from Heraklion Airport
By sea: There are daily ferry routes to and from Heraklion Port, connecting it to the port of Piraeus, Santorini and other islands in the Cyclades. Large, modern Minoan Lines and ANEK ships cross to Piraeus, while you can travel to Santorini and the Cyclades by very fast catamaran.

Heraklion Port is also visited by many cruise ships all year round.About Greece Heraklion, Greece Heraklion Guide, About Greece Heraklion Tour, Greece Destinations Heraklion, Greece Tours Guide, About Greece, Greece Tours

By road: Heraklion is linked to all the towns and cities of Crete by a good road network. It is on the north road axis which runs along the whole of the north coast of Crete from west to east, connecting the towns of Kissamos, Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos and Sitia.

From here, too start the main road arteries linking Heraklion to the Messara plain (Malata, Phaistos, Gortys, Mires, Tymbaki) and the Viannos area (Peza, Arkalochori, Viannos, Arvi, Keratokambos) in the south of Heraklion Prefecture.

Given that Heraklion is in the centre of Crete, it is easy to travel from here to every corner of Crete, either by public bus (KTEL) or by private car.

Heraklion, Sights - City Tour
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Route 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11 covers all the sights in the city centre.
Route 1-2-3-8-9-10-11 is more relaxed and easier if you are only visiting Heraklion for a short time.

Eleftherias Square (Νο 1), the main square of Heraklion with the St George Gate, the Prefecture and the Archaeological Museum
Daidalou Street (Νο 2), the commercial pedestrian street in the heart of Heraklion.
Korai Street, the Heraklion cafe district
Lions or Lions Square (Νο 3), Eleftheriou Venizelou Square, site of the Morosini Fountain, the famous Venetian fountain with the lions
Meidani (Νο 4), the central Heraklion crossroads
The main Heraklion market in 1866 Street (Νο 4 to Νο 5)
Bembo Fountain, a wonderful Venetian fountain next to a Turkish monument in Kornarou SquareAbout Greece Heraklion, Greece Heraklion Guide, About Greece Heraklion Tour, Greece Destinations Heraklion, Greece Tours Guide, About Greece, Greece Tours
Kornarou Square, the square of Erotokritos and Aretousa, heroes of the great Cretan writer Vicenzos Kornaros
Saint Minas, (No 6) the cathedral dedicated to the patron saint of Heraklion
Kalokairinou Avenue, the Platia Strata of Heraklion
Basilica of St Mark, (No 3) the Heraklion Municipal Art Gallery
Venetian Loggia, the most elegant Venetian monument in Heraklion
Saint Titus, (No 8) the church of St Titus or Agios Titos in Greek.
25th of August Street, Illusion Street, the most beautiful street in Heraklion
Heraklion Harbour, the old Venetian harbour (No 9) and the new Heraklion port
Koules, (No 10) the Venetian fortress at the entrance to the harbour, symbol of the city of Heraklion
Coast road, Heraklion nightlife, Dominican Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Natural History Museum, Talos Shopping Centre, Pancretan Olympic Stadium
Heraklion Museums
Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, housing the major exhibits of Minoan Crete
Historical Museum of Crete (No 11)
Museum of the Battle of Crete
Natural History Museum.

 
To get detailed information about Heraklion, its sightseeing, Heraklion hotels, Heraklion map, facilities and Heraklion tours, please click on the link below...
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GREEK CITIES AND GREEK ISLANDS
Athens Corfu Kavala Mitilini (Lesvos) Paros Skiros
Arachova Heraklion Kefalonia Mykonos Rethinmon Thassos
Chalkidiki Hydra Kithira Nafplio Rhodes Thessaloniki
Chalkis Igoumenitsa Komotini Naxos Samos Volos
Chania Ikaria Lefkada Ag. Nikolaos Santorini Zakinthos
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