The prefecture of Heraklion lies between the prefectures of Rethymnon and Lasithi.
Its capital is also Heraklion and the biggest town of Crete. It has approximately 150,000 inhabitants.
It concentrates the biggest economical activity of the island and attracts many tourists every year. There are so many sites which worth visiting that you can't decide where to go first.
Within the Heraklion Prefecture's boundaries are a number of significant Neolithic and Minoan settlements, most notably the ancient palace complexes of Knossos and Phaistos. While both archaeological sites evince Neolithic habitation, it is the rich finds of Minoan civilisation, which flourished approximately 2000 to 1600 BC, that command the greatest scholarly attention.
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The Venetian monuments spread all over the town give Heraklion a charming image. Should you come to Heraklion, you mustn't miss visiting the archaeological museum. Heraklion is a very active city, where you can enjoy anything which comes into your mind.
The best night life, cinemas, restaurants, luxury hotels, bungalows and anything that you will need to have wonderful vacations.
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In prefecture of Heraklion is also located the CretAquarium which is part of the "THALASSOCOSMOS" complex, the largest research, technology and entertainment centre in the Mediterranean.Thalassocosmos covers an area of 60 hectares in the northwest shoreward section of the former American Base at Gournes, Heraklion Prefecture. It includes the Central Building (approx. 5,500 m2).
CretAquarium, aspires to be a unique venue for discovering, learning and promoting awareness of Mediterranean marine life.
In its depths, the Mediterranean Sea hides a world little known to most people, with a wide biodiversity of species and habitats that are now under threat more than at any other historical time. As an enclosed sea featuring both steep, rocky shores plunging to great depths and indented shores with translucent waters, more than any other sea it has determined the course of human history and culture.
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The prefecture of Heraklion has the highest number of hotels compared with the rest of Cretan prefectures and attracts an even higher number of visitors every year and aims at the expansion of tourism, especially that of eco and agro-tourism, including promotion of winter holidays, further development of infrastructure and NEW forms of activities such as sailing, yachting, hiking, etc.
Due to its geographic position, mild climate, unique natural environment, archeological cites, museums, and vibrant night life, prefecture of Heraklion is well positioned in becoming a high quality all year holiday destination.
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Hotels in Heraklio town

GALAXY HOTEL IRAKLIO Cat DeLuxe (*****)
Location: 75 Dimokratias Avenue, Heraklio Town
Built 1978, renovated 2008. Open all year.
127 rooms, 3 executive suites, 20 club suites
Facilities: A/C, central heating, swimming pool, Wi-Fi Internet access, Concierge service, laundry & dry cleaning service, room service.
Lounge bar, pool bar, restaurant, gym, hammam, treatment room. Conference & banqueting facilities. Parking.
All rooms: sound proofed. Direct dial phone, music, satellite TV, fax, Work desk, mini bar, safe, hairdryer, balcony with pool or city view.
Remarks: ISO 9001 certificate. Non-smoking rooms. Suitable for the disabled. contact us now
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GDM MEGARON HOTEL  ***** DeLuxe OPEN: All Year  58 Rooms
Location & Description: Built in 1925 and classified as a historical building the GDM Megaron luxury hotel is located in the heart of Heraklion overlooking the harbor within walking distance of all the major sights of the city.
Facilities: 24h room service, Twice daily maid service, Laundry & dry cleaning service, Medical service, Secretarial service, Limousine service, Car rental, Taxi service, Currency exchange, Baby sitting upon request, Tennis arrangement, Golf arrangement, Excursions arrangements, Handicap Rooms, Non smoking floor
All Rooms: All Executive Rooms feature the latest facilities such as ISDN private telephone line with voice  mail, extra private telephone line for facsimile use, Satellite TV with 32 channels & 4 radio and music channels, ADSL internet access, safe, minibar, soundproof windows, air conditioning all around the clock, sprinklers and smoke detectors.
Remarks: The hotel also offers rooms for the disabled as are all hotel public areas wheelchair accessible as well as rooms for non smokers contact us now
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LATO BOUTIQUE HOTEL   ***  cat B’   Renovated 2002   53 rooms  5 suites
Open All Year
Location & description: Heraklion center town, 4 km to beach. 
Facilities: Restaurant, snack bar, A/C in common area, TV room, lounge, internet access,
dry cleaning at extra charge, fireplace, safety boxes, laundry service, conference hall, room service, maid service, parking, handicap access. 
All Rooms: Private facilities, sound insulated, A/C, direct dial phone, colour TV, 3 channel music, mini bar, balcony or veranda with view of “Koules”, the Venetian Castle on the old port of Heraklion. contact us now
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ATRION HOTEL  ***   Cat. B'   Built 1985, Renovated 2004   Open all year   56 Rooms, 4 Suites
Location: Heraklion center of town.
Facilities: A/C, central heating, spacious lobby, restaurant, snack bar, cafeteria, TV alcove, conference hall, patio and garden, laundry service, underground garagee
All Rooms: A/C, colour TV, telephone, mini bar, music, balcony contact us now
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Hotels in Limni Hersonissou area

KING MINOS PALACE *****   Cat A’
Location: 26 km. east of Heraklion airport, on the north coast of the Cretan Sea, at 15 minutes' walk to the fishing port of Hersonissos.
Units: 140 spacious rooms in bungalows and main building
Facilities: Main restaurant, Snack restaurant, Main bar, Pool bar,Bridge room, TV room, Lobby lounge, NEWsstand, internet Point, Two freshwater swimming pools, one of them for children, sun terraces, Sun beds and umbrellas free of charge, Animation team, Mini-club, Children's playground, Two floodlit tennis courts, tennis school, mini-golf, table tennis, full range of water sports at beach, Billiards, Bar-B-Q, folklore shows, live music.
All rooms: WC/bath, balcony or terrace, Sat-TV, air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone, music, hairdryer, refrigerator. contact us now
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ALDEMAR ROYAL MARE VILLAGE    *****  Cat. Deluxe   391 Bungalows & 24 Suites  Built 1997
Location: On the beach of Hersonissou, about 25 km from Heraklion town.
Description: It lies on one of the most peaceful and idyllic stretches of coast in northern Crete, it is a luxury hotel offering a holiday experience which is quite unique. A high standard of hospitality, excellent cuisine, elegant decor and a wide variety of activities.
Facilities: Built in 3 different buildings in Cretan architecture with self service restaurant, Gourmet & Diet restaurant with nutrition consultant, a la carte tavern, wine bar, piano bar, beach snack bar, terrace bar, tennis club house & bar, 2 pool bars, coffee & Pastry shop, night club, 4 outdoor swimming pools, 10 private pools with sea front for VIP bungalows, 2 children's outdoor pools, heatedd indoor pool, volley, archery, 4 tennis court, mini golf, 2 table tennis, billiards, horse riding, water polo,, aerobics, outdoor exercise ground, children's fantasy land, water sportss centerr, tennis lessons, squash, shopping arcade, mini market, kiosk, hairdresser,, 24 hour room service.
Remarks: Member of Aldemar Hotels contact us now
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Other Crete island areas

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Our agency will book your hotel rooms in all best Cretan hotels in the regions of Chania, Lassithi & Rethymnon
for example for Heraklio town: Astoria Capsis,
or the Hersonissos district beach hotels: Creta Maris, Royal Mare village, Silva Maris, 
or around Agios Nikolaos: Minos Beach Bungalows, St.Nicolas Bay.
Also at all luxury resorts in Elounda: Elounda Bay Palace, Porto Elounda Mare, & Elounda Mare.
The old and charming town of Chania offers superb historical lodgings as: Minoa, Casa Leone, Doma, Halepa, Porto del Colombo..
The old part of Rethymno offers hotels such as : Mythos Suites, Palazzo Rimondi, Fortezza, Veneto and Palazzo Vecchio...
For your reservation contact us now.

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reservations by,
MYKONOS ACCOMMODATION CENTER
e-mail:: heraklion-hotels@mykonos-accommodation.comm
Address: Enoplon Dynameon 10 (upper floor)
(end(end Matoyianni Street: main street)
Postal Address: P.O. Box 58 - 84600 Mykonos - GREECEE
Tel: +30-22890-23160 / 2289023408 / 2289028160 & Fax: 22890-24137

Last updated December 7th. 2013