Heraklion (HER) Greece

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Heraklion is a major Greek city that serves as the administrative capital of the island of Crete. It is a modern and industrialized Greek city. However, there are still many traces of its history visible at present such as the Venetian wall that encloses the city’s core.


Heraklion International Airport, also known as the Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, serves the air transportation activities of the city. This airport receives daily flights from Athens and other major Greek cities. It serves as a hub for Aegean Airlines, BlueBird Airways, Cyprus Airways, Minoan Air, and Sky Express.

Points of Interest

Heraklion features a number of landmarks, museums, galleries, and activities to amuse tourists from different parts of the world. The city’s landmarks include the Minoan Palace of Knossos, the Venetian castle of Koules, the Venetian Walls, St. Titus Church, St. Mark’s Basilica, and the Dominican Church of St. Peter. Some of the city’s notable museums and galleries are the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Natural History, and the Historical Museum of Crete. Tourists who visit the city from June to September should watch out for the Heraklion Summer Arts Festival and the Matala Beach Festival.

Heraklion is an interesting Greek destination. Get to know more of it by booking a flight to the city and indulging in the many attractions it offers. If you are looking for cheap flights, just head to Skiddoo to find great air travel deals.

Temperature average in July

22.1 - 29°C

Rainfall average in July

0.8 mm

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