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Iraklion,  Greece - flag Greece -  Irákleion
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iraklion city

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Crete’s largest city and capital of the island is Heraklio, a busy town and communication hub that receive and distribute most tourism traffic arriving on the island.

Iraklio at night
Iraklio at night
Crete is more than an island: it’s a whole different world. A world with a unique beauty, a proud and hospitable people, a civilization all its own (Minoan), a turbulent history studded with acts of gallantry and courage. A world with a dynamic modern face that gives it a sense of self-sufficiency, a world aware of its uniqueness and open to the future. You came to explore an island, and you will discover a place apart. You’ll like the Cretans even more than you expected, however much you may have heard about their passion and gallantry. Great of heart, refractory, warm, outspoken, they are a wonderful combination of sweetness and savagery. They offer unstinting hospitality, they bring you into the life of the island, they wont you, they invite you, and yours guest is their guest.

Favourite spots:
samaria gorge
samaria gorge
Knossos,Chania,Rethy-mno,Arkadi,Samaria gorge,......

What's really great:
Ag. Nikolaos
Ag. Nikolaos
Samaria gorge is must!!!!!!!Of course it is 18 km.walk and it is not easy but you will love it.There is also lot of others places to see on Crete but since is a large island I suggest you rent a car or take some of the organise tours wich are also very god.There is also a public bus ,but for some of the sights you want to visit a bus stop is not so close.If you got a car you can realy explore as you want and as long as you want.You can find lot of small beaches ( so called greeks- you want find many tourists there) also see some very nice villages in mountain where you can taste fresh chesse,raki,honey and others local specialates. This island also have very interesting history so bay some local book ,it will help you to learn and also to find that sites.

Archelogical museam

Atrion hotel
Atrion hotel
Atrion hotel 4* - downtown Iraklion-very nice hotel and compering to others 4 * hotel very good prices
Also visit Skoutelis Travel agency - nice people - you can take your info,tickets, tours or hotel from here ,they have it all ,and rent a car too.
You will find them at:25 August st.

Desire - on the beach side of Iraklio
Privilage- night club ( after 02:00 better)
La Brasserie-cafe ( also for early drink)

Take five ( one of oldest in town )

Prasina aloga ( Handakos st.)

Other recommendations:
best beachs out of town

Published on Saturday October 1th, 2005

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Fri, Oct 14 2005 - 03:49 AM rating by ardelia

nice write up. I'd love to be there one day

Sun, Oct 02 2005 - 07:49 AM rating by isaacmolina

Fantastic fotos and fantastic report!

Sun, Oct 02 2005 - 05:40 AM rating by kandath

Maya, absolutely wonderful first report ! Well done indeed !!

Sat, Oct 01 2005 - 09:58 PM rating by gloriajames

Hiya Maya
though the report is short, nevertheless it has some beautiful shots.

Sat, Oct 01 2005 - 08:13 PM rating by zeca

Nice report, great photos! Some extra informations could give some extra help to the next travelers. I know, sometimes we don't have it easy...

Sat, Oct 01 2005 - 06:21 PM rating by mistybleu


This is a lovely report and the pictures are great, nice job.


Sat, Oct 01 2005 - 05:46 PM rating by eirekay

Good report with some great photos. Knoss is spectacular, as is Samaria. You might want to edit this and add some detail about either or both of those places. That would make it a *****!

Sat, Oct 01 2005 - 05:28 PM rating by rangutan

Short report with excellent pictures

Sat, Oct 01 2005 - 03:13 PM rating by jorgesanchez

style & originality *****
info and tips ****
length ***
photos *****
Beautifully written, but short and therefore 4*. What about the Knossos labyrinth? And about the 15th August dances? And about the boat service from Piraeus? And about the Greek coffee and mussaka food? That info would help readers. But in general very good, thanks for your colaboration!

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