Grey area covers the North part of Heraklion, from Kokkini Hani to Fodele
The prefecture of Heraklion and capital of Crete is between Rethymno and Lassithi. It was the centre of Minoan
civilization, Knossos, the legendary palace of Minoan, Festos and Malia are the biggest and most impressive palaces of the ancient world.
The area comprises of beautiful villages perched atop picturesque mountains while attractive sandy and pebbled
beaches mark the clear blue waterfront. Ammoudara, Malia, Hersonissos, Analipsi, Stalis, Agia Pelagia, Fodele
etc. are only a few of the many scenic beaches that you can find in the North coast of Heraklion.
Heraklion has a port, the third busiest in all of Greece, ferries go to nearby islands such as Santorini, Rhodes,
Mykonos etc. also to Athens and Piraeus. The main airport of the island Heraklion International Airport is nearby.
The main highway connects Heraklion to other major cities of Crete with bus services to all major tourist destinations
from the bus station. Crete is famous for the agriculture, in many areas of Heraklion like Peza and Dafnes, the land
is fertile and blessed, an amity relationship is established between the earth, the sky, the wind and the people.
The systematic cultivation of the areas offers the excellent grape varieties and olive oil.
Due to its geographic position, mild climate, unique natural environment, archaeological cites, museums, and vibrant
night life, prefecture of Heraklion is well positioned in becoming a high quality all year holiday destination.