Heraklion is the largest city and capital of the Greek island, Crete. Crete is famous for its Greek mythology and interesting culture. The city of Heraklion boasts a whole wealth of history, fascinating architecture and culture all within a stunning natural environment. Whilst in Heraklion you can discover the ancient caves that lie around the beach, visit historical sites such as Koules Fortress, Phaestos Minoan Palace and Gortyn Ancient Site or simply relax under the warm Greek sunshine on the islands stunning beaches. Whatever you choose to do, you are sure to find something for every taste in this fabulous port of call.
Heraklion is home to a huge street market where you can buy hand-crafted Greek souvenirs, paintings, leather goods and sample the fresh produce. Further into the centre you can buy designer clothes, jewellery, shoes, coffee, electrical goods, cheese and fish.
The local currency is the Euro. Greece is 2 hours ahead of Greenwich meantime (GMT +2).
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