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Heraklion Destination Guide

Explore Heraklion in Greece.

Heraklion in the region of Crete with it's 137,154 inhabitants is a town in Greece - some 200 mi (or 321 km) South-East of Athens, the country's capital city.

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Current time in Heraklion is now 04:26 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Athens" with an UTC offset of 2 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Tobruk, Tilisos, Thrapsanon, Fira, Rethymno or Deilina. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Yiofirakia, Vasiliai, Therissos, Skalanion, Prasas and Nea Alikarnassos. We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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1983 Heraklion market

02:58 min ( March 01, 2010 by lieberthee)
Views: 1,677 - Rating: 5/5

In 1983 we made a bustour on the island Kreta in Greece. Here we visit the city of Herklion. Specialy interesting is the market place. With meat hanging in the open sky and such stuff. The original su...

One day On Earth Film Global Screening i...

15:46 min ( April 28, 2012 by ElaiasFos)
Views: 234 - Rating: 5/5

Just before the global screening of the ONE DAY ON EARTH film, viewers can watch a musical video art, "One Day On Earth Film Global Screening in Heraklion - Send a message to the World by tying a ribb...

Tour around Heraklion

01:14 min ( March 17, 2009 by candiagr)
Views: 274 - Rating: 4.5/5


Getting around Heraklion City

05:25 min ( October 25, 2010 by EyeWide Gr)
Views: 1,438 - Rating: 3.66667/5

- Getting around Heraklion City

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JourneyOM - Free-Earth Festival Pre Event As JourneyOM Live & Dj Set

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Droidcon Greece

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Interesting facts about this location

Siege of Candia

The Siege of Candia was a military conflict in which Ottoman forces besieged the Venetian-ruled city and were ultimately victorious. Lasting from 1648 to 1669, it was the longest siege in history.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 35.33, 25.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:17th century in Greece, 17th century in the Ottoman Empire, 17th-century conflicts, Battles of the Ottoman–Venetian Wars, Heraklion, Kingdom of Candia, Sieges involving the Ottoman Empire, Sieges involving the Republic of Venice

Heraklion International Airport

Heraklion International Airport, “Nikos Kazantzakis” is the primary airport on the island of Crete, Greece, and the country’s second busiest airport after Athens International Airport. It is located about 5 km east of the main city center of Heraklion, near the municipality of Nea Alikarnassos. It is a shared civil/military facility. The airport is named after Heraklion native Nikos Kazantzakis, a Greek writer and philosopher.

More reading: Heraklion International Airport homepage
Located at 35.33, 25.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:1937 establishments in Greece, Airports established in 1939, Airports in Greece, Buildings and structures in Crete, Heraklion, Tourism in Crete


Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and considered as Europe's oldest city . The name Knossos survives from ancient Greek references to the major city of Crete. The identification of Knossos with the Bronze Age site is supported by tradition and by the Roman coins that were scattered over the fields surrounding the pre-excavation site, then a large mound named Kephala Hill, elevation 85 m from current sea level.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 35.33, 25.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:Bronze Age palaces in Greece, Cretan city-states, Former populated places in Greece, Heraklion (regional unit), Minoan sites in Crete, Mycenaean palaces, Tourism in Greece

Pankritio Stadium

Pankritio Stadium is a sports stadium located in Heraklion on the island of Crete. It was completed on December 31, 2003, and officially opened on August 11, 2004, just before the beginning of the 2004 Summer Olympics to host the football match Greece vs. Switzerland. It has a capacity of 27,000 seats.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 35.33, 25.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:2004 Summer Olympic venues, Buildings and structures in Crete, Football venues in Greece, Heraklion (regional unit), Olympic football venues, Sport in Crete, Sports venues completed in 2003


Amnisos, also Amnissos and Amnisus, is a bronze-aged settlement on the north shore of Crete and was used as a port to the palace city of Knossos. It appears in Greek literature and mythology from the earliest times, but its origin is far earlier, in prehistory. The historic settlement belonged to a civilization now called Minoan. Excavation at Amnisos in 1932 uncovered a villa that included the "House of the Lilies", which was named for the lily theme that was depicted in a wall fresco.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 35.33, 25.14 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Former populated places in Greece, Heraklion (regional unit), Minoan sites in Crete, Populated places in Ancient Greece, Port settlements in ancient Crete