Flights to Heraklion area

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About Heraklion area

Fast Facts

  • Flake out on one of the beaches along Crete’s northern coast. They range from quiet coves to lively, bar-backed stretches.
  • Tuck into Greek meze at a traditional taverna, followed by a tot of the island’s signature liqueur – raki.
  • Learn about the legend of Theseus and the Minotaur at the Palace of Knossos. It’s Crete’s most iconic ancient site, and was once home to the Minoan kings.
  • Dance until you drop in the island’s party capital, Malia. It’s half an hour’s drive along the coast from Heraklion.
  • Explore the old port, where a Venetian fort pokes out from the coastline.

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