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To experience the beauty of Heraklion, Crete, we suggest paying a visit to Pangosmio Heraklion Rent a Car Hire Agency.

Our experienced staff will inform you about our Heraklion car rental services, recommend the car hire that best suits your needs and help you organize a touring schedule around Heraklion with a safe and reliable rental car from our wide range of cars, whether you are on vacation or a business trip.

Crete is ideal for touring by car, as it has a well-developed transportation network and excellent roads. On this page, you will find a map of Heraklion, Crete, showing the major points of interest in the Prefecture and where your Heraklion rent a car hire will take you.

You will be informed of Heraklion sites, Heraklion beaches, as well as distances and useful phones of Heraklion Port, Heraklion Airport and of other authorities in Heraklion, Crete, Greece.


Attractions & Sites of Heraklion (Iraklio) Prefecture, Crete, Greece

The prefecture of Heraklion (Iraklio) is situated between the prefectures of Rethymnon and Lassithi. The prefecture is famous for its excellent archaeological sites, Byzantine & Venetian buildings and wonderful natural sites.

While in Heraklion Town we recommend visiting:

  • the Archa e ological, Historical and Ecclesiastical Museums and the Museum of Natural History
  • the Venetian Walls
  • the Venetian Port
  • the Fountain of Morozini

Throughout the Heraklion (Iraklio) Prefecture, there are many significant sites worth visiting, such as:

  • the world-famous Minoan sites of Knossos, Phaistos, Tylissos, Amnissos, Levina, Lyttos, Malia and Gortyna
  • The Minoan Summer Palace and Sanctuary, the Ancient Necropolis and the Archaeological Museum in Archanes
  • the remains of the Ancient “Kommos” Port and the caves in Matala
  • the Post-Minoan Graves in the area of “Kladiastos” and the Monastery of Savvathianon in Agia Pelagia
  • the Nikos Kazantzakis Museum in Peza
  • the “Lychnostatis” Cretan Folklore Museum in Hersonissos
  • the house and museum of Dominikos Theotokopoulos (the painter El Greco) in Fodele
  • Mt. Youchtas
  • the Cave of Elethyas in Amnissos
  • the Cave in Kamares
  • the Viannos – Amira Gorge
  • the Venetian fortresses and the historical monasteries and churches located throughout the Heraklion Prefecture

Heraklion Beaches, Crete

If you love lying on beautiful beaches and soaking up the warm sun, then Heraklion Prefecture is the place for you.

On the northwestern coast of Heraklion are the beaches of Agia Pelagia, Mononaftis, Fodele, Ammoudara and Paleokastro, while on the northeastern coast you can go to the beaches of Gournes, Hersonissos, Malia and Stalida.

On the southern coast are the superb beaches of Agios Nikitas, Kalamaki, Katalyki, Lendas, Loutra, Matala and Dermatos.

Scala palaceIf you have decided to spend your vacation on the beautiful island of Crete, we suggest you stay at the Scala Palace Hotel, which is located in the picturesque seaside resort of Agia Pelagia in Heraklion (Iraklio) prefecture. For more information, click here.


You can reach the Prefecture of Heraklion (Iraklio) Crete, Greece:

A. From Athens to Heraklion Crete by:

Ferry Boat from Piraeus Port:

  • Piraeus Port : Tel. +30 210 422-6001 to 3

Airplane from the Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”

  • The Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”: Tel. +30 210 353-0000
  • Olympic Airlines Athens: Tel. +30 210 966-6666 or 801-11-44444
  • Aegean Airlines Athens: Tel. + 30 210 626-1000 or 801-11-20000

B. From Thessaloniki to Heraklion Crete by:

Ferry Boat from Thessaloniki Port:

  • Thessaloniki Port : Tel. +30 2310 531-505

Airplane from the “ Macedonia” Thessaloniki Airport

  • “ Macedonia” Thessaloniki Airport: Tel. +30 2310 985-000 or +30 2310 473-212
  • Olympic Airlines Thessaloniki: Tel. +30 2310 368-311
  • Aegean Airlines Thessaloniki: Tel. +30 2310 239-225 to 6

From Heraklion to Athens and Thessaloniki by:

Ferry Boat or Airplane:

  • Heraklion Port : Tel. +30 2810 244-912 or +30 2810 244-956
  • The “Nikos Kazantzakis” Heraklion Airport: Tel. +30 2810 397-129, +30 2810 397-136 or +30 2810 397-800
  • Olympic Airlines Heraklion: Tel. +30 2810 244-802
  • Aegean Airlines Heraklion: Tel. +30 2810 344-324

From Heraklion Port, boats also depart for several Cycladic Islands (Ios, Mykonos, Naxos, Paros, Santorini and Tinos), Rhodes and Skiathos.

Other Heraklion (Iraklio) authorities:

  • Heraklion Police: Tel. +30 2810 282-243 or +30 2810 284-589
  • Heraklion Tourist Police: Tel. +30 2810 283-190
  • Heraklion Hospital “Venizeleio”: Tel. +30 2810 368-000
  • Archanes Rural Clinic: Tel. +30 2810 751-811
  • Hersonissos Rural Clinic: Tel. +30 28970 22042


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