Welcome to Heraklion, the largest city of Crete...

Welcome to Heraklion, the largest city in Crete


The biggest in population city of Crete is located in the center of the north side of the island. The big port, with frequent routes from Piraeus and the airport with also frequent flights, facilitate thousands of tourists who visit the region. It is near Knossos, the core of Minoan culture but equally near to other areas which give the chance to visitors to admire many sights. At north beaches, the visitors will see the biggest hotels which are built near to gold-sanded coasts, while on the Libyan sea’s side there are cosmopolitan in addition to the quiet beaches that await tourists to come. Beautiful sunny coasts await those who love the sea. Amnissos, Saint Pelagia, Kali Limenes, Malia, Chani Kokkini, Limenas Chersonisou, Matala and Ammudara are some of the wonderful sandy beaches with crystal water.


Welcome to Heraklion, the largest city of Crete.

After admiring the sights, you can walk around the market and find a place for grooming, enjoy your shopping, find a place to eat..

The number 1 Greek perfume shop, scent 100% like the originals from the highest quality essence only from 7€, visit Maison de la perfumerie, at 38, 1821 street.

Exclusive Kids Fashion can be found at Lapin House, at 31, 1821 street. Please ask for the 2019 winter collection.

Men's and women's shoes can be found in store Tsakiris Mallas, at 30-32, Daidalou street.

Jewelleries and watches can be found in store, Kosmima Papadakis at three shopping points, two at 23, & 29, Dikeosinis Avenue and one at 31, Kondilaki street.

Some things you can only find in Greece, Alfa Beer, the Hellenic Lager, enjoy responsibly.

Greek traditional cuisine with great view, can be served in tavern - restaurant Ligo Krasi... Ligo Thalassa..., at Marineli & Mitsotaki street.

Energy jewellery & symbols for power, luck, riches, reputation & prosperity can be found at Rudraksha by Izy, at 57, Kyrillou Loukareos street.

Jewellery, watches and fashion accessories, from a Greek brand with over 25 year's experience, Oxette - www.oxette.com.

Handmade jewelleries can be found in store Kanakis, at 35, Dikeosinis Avenue.

Cretan traditional cuisine with the famous antikristo, can be served in tavern - restaurant Arismari & Varsamo, at 10, Lysimachou Kalokairinou, Historical museum sqr.

Specialty store for inchiku, jigging, slow - shore jigging, spinning, casting, heavy casting, LRF, trolling. Also for Boat Services call +302810241833 and Water Sports at Stalida, call +306951713297, Captain Hook, at 17, Efessou street.

Italian flavors, selected wines, delightfully deserts prepared from our Pastreety Chef. Enjoy the experience of exquisite flavors and we created an atmospheric environment for your journey in TULLIO, italian cuisine & bar experience, at Nearchou Avenue, Heraklion Port.

Find souvenir, natural cosmetics and Cretan traditional products in 3 Blue Ladies, at 16, Papa Alexander street, Archaeological Museum Sqr (page 31).

Gold, Silver and Watches can be found in CRETA JEWELLERY, at 237, A. Papandreou street, Ammoudara (opposite Santa Marina Hotel). Our guarantee is... our history, since 1989.

Variety of leather goods, bags, belts, wallet, travel accessories can be found at Halkiadaki Izabella, at 47, 1866 street.

All famous brands, with 20% off, in store Douloufakis Opticians, at Lions' Square, (inside the gallery) and at Kornarou Square.

Korres, Apivita and many more, with 20% off, can be found in Douloufakis Pharmacies, centrally located at Kornarou Square, Heraklion and also at 22, Atlantidos street, Heraklion and at Mausolou & Herakleitou street, Alikarnassos (near airport).

For Men's, Women's and Children's underwear, beachwear and lingerie, visit Minerva, at 70, Kalokairinou Avenue.

Swimwear and Lingerie in all famous brands can be found in store Fay, at 3, Zografou street.

Men's & women's Lingerie & Swimwear, with 10% or 20% off, can be found in Danai store, at 37, 1821 street. There are also large sizes.

Unique handmade items in Greece can be found in Kilix Kratir - The Blue Shop, at 4, Sapoutie street.

Cretan delicacies, handmade products, natural cosmetics and gifts in Nerium Oleander - Gallery of Cretan Products, at 6, Sapoutie street.

Silver, gifts, watches in all famous brands and handmade rosaries, (Kriton Xantres) in store Eleandra, at 83, 1866 street.

Fashion jewellery, watches, ear and nose piercing can be found at Delight Jewellery Shop, at 8, Perdikari street.

Art and jewellery can be also found at Skales, at 5, Byzantiou & Dedalou street.

Cretan traditional products, herbs & spices collection can be found in stores E. Kabrianis Family, at 4, 1866 street. and 10, 1866 street.

For mobile, tablet and laptop service visit, Venus Store, at 34, Ariadne & Meramvelou corner.

You can buy shoes, leather goods and accessories, in a delightful environment, in Dorkas, at 8, Korai street.

Women's shoes & accessories with special prices in Malena store, at 91, 1821 street.

Handmade creations, semi-precious stones, crystals and jewels in Eva Frangk, at 11, Kallonadon street (near Jesus Gate).

Find Bags, belts and leather accessories, in store Kaparounakis, at 57, 1866 street or in workshop at 3, Eleftheriou Alexiou street.

Need hair styling, extensions, manicure, pedicure, visit Irene Tryfidi, at 13, Zografou street and at 158, Irodotou street, Nea Alikarnassos.

Need a haircut, hairstyle, manicure, pedicure, visit the hairdresser, Chic Shock, at 23, Dimokratias Avenue.

Buy toys and gifts for all ages in Toyhouse, at 40, 1821 street.

Car and bike rentals from SunRise, at 46, 25th August street.

Cretan traditional cuisine, pasta, meet, soups, salads, seafood, open from 7 am - closed 6 pm, in Giannos, at 20, Plastira Nik. street.

Café, bar, bistro Iridanos, at 8, Androgeo & Perdikari street.

Just outside the city center, in the village of Rogdia, you can find the traditional tavern Meteoro.

Delicious seafood stories & meat dishes with a great view of the fortress Koules, at Mourmoura restaurant, at 11, Sofokli Venizelou Avenue.

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