Heraklion is the largest city in Crete (and fifth in Greece) with a population in excess of 120000. It concentrates most of the economic activity of the island, and is the main port of entry to Crete for the majority of visitors and commodities.  Iraklion (GR: Ηράκλειον – also transliterated as Heraklion or Herakleion) is the largest urban centre in Crete, the capital of the region and the economic centre of the island. The first European civilisation, the Minoan civilisation, flourished on this land 5000 years ago.

Currently the population of the municipality of Heraklion is approximately 150.000 people. It is a very dynamic and cosmopolitan town, particularly during the summer period when thousands of visitors can be seen shopping in the market or visiting the museums and other places of interest. During the last 20 years the city has made also a remarkable progress in the academic and technological fields. You can kite surf in two different spots in the area of Heraklion. Ammoudara and Plakias.

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Live camera Heraklion port




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