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Heraklion is the capital of Crete and the fifth largest city in Greece. It is the administrative capital of the island which in recent time has undergone a major transformation. It is now a vibrant and small metropolis with a great number of attractive attractions. Chosen as the Olympic city it is a prosperous city and a home to Crete’s blockbuster sights that you surely love to explore. Great infrastructure, improved roads, less traffic congestions, pleasant pedestrian strips, great revitalized waterfront, thriving cafes, good shopping avenues, great gastronomy, friendly and welcoming people and a window that provides fascinated glimpses of Crete’s ancient surely makes it an amazing city to visit and enjoy a great holiday. So make a plan and book flights to bustling Heraklion and enjoy a delightful holiday trip.
Heraklion has numerous sights to visit. It has some great number of churches, chapels and monasteries along with some worth visiting interesting places. The city grew up around the sea and it still has a reputation of the port city. So start your sightseeing tour with a visit to Old Town and its most notable monument Koules, the imposing 16th century fortress built by Venetians. It has a bust coastal promenade which is decked with cafes, restaurants, churches and boutiques that you surely love to explore.
You surely love to visit the Palace of Knossos which is the biggest and most preserved Minoan site. Knossos was the most important city in Crete before the Roma era is the most visited archaeological site visited by 1, 00000 visitors every year. Do visit the largest museums in the world the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion which has the largest collection of Minoan antiquities is among the most important museums in Europe. You surely enjoy visiting the 25th August Street which is the most beautiful and historic street in the city with beautiful neoclassical buildings, Venetian Loggia and the Church of Agios. Enjoy a great day with your children at Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, the modern aquarium showcasing the underwater life of the Mediterranean.
Heraklion is situated on the north coast of Crete and thus has a warm Mediterranean climate. It has hot and dry summers and mild winters. If you love sun, heat and beaches then summers between late May and Early October is surely the best time to visit Heraklion. If you don’t like heat and humid weather then you can visit Heraklion during spring the month of March and autumn the month of September is also a good time to visit the city.
To avoid any last moment hustles all you need is to book your flights in advance. Several airlines offer flights from London to Heraklion which includes Jet2, Aegean, easy Jet, SWISS, Thomas Cook Airlines, Lufthansa, Austrian and Brussels Airline etc are the prominent one. There are 43 direct flights connecting London to Heraklion. Easy Jet, Jet2, and Thomas Cook Airlines are the most frequent flyers on this route. Easy Jet provides 51% of nonstop flights between both the destinations.
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