About Heraklion


Let's have a look around into background of Heraklion
  • County: Independent City
  • Region: Crete
  • Country: Greece
  • Latitude: 35.3333333333
  • Longitude: 25.1333333333
  • Time zone:  Eastern European Summer Time
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +3 hours

Weather in Heraklion

  • Climate: Hot-Summer-Mediterranean Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: Most of the Year

Location

It is the largest city and the administrative capital of the island of Crete. It is the fourth largest city in Greece, with a population of about 173,993 (2011 Census).
 

Distance from Heraklion center to Airport

The closest major airport to Heraklion, Greece is Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” (HER / LGIR). 

  • Driving Distance: 4 miles / 6 km
  • Driving Time: 10 Minutes
  • Languages: Greece followed by English.
     

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” 
  • Rail: Hellenic Railways Organisation: National Railway.
  • Road: Bus: Crete Public Bus Services (KTEL) 
     

Customs and Tipping

  • For Restaurants and Bars: 

Waitress and Bartender – 5 – 10 % of the Bill.

  • For Hotels:

Room Service: € 1 - €    2 (Not Mandatory)
Housekeeper: € 1 - €    2 (Not Mandatory)
Concierge: A few Euros if you receive excellent service.    

  • Valet Parking: 

Parking or Returning Car: € 1 - € 2 (Not Mandatory)
 

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Iraklion,
  • Nea Alikarnassos,
  • Gazion
     

Emergency Contact Numbers in Heraklion city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 199/100/166
  • Railroad: +30 210 5297000 (Hellenic Railways Organization)
  • Airport: +30 281 039 7129 (Airport Of Heraklion "N.Kazantzakis")
  • Hospital: +30 281 039 2111 (University Hospital of Heraklion)
     

Events

  • Houdetsi Festival
  • Matala Festival 
  • Carnival 
     

Tourist Attractions

  • Agios Titos Church
  • The Palace of Knossos
  • Castello del Molo (Koules)
     

Theatre & Concerts

  • Oasis Nikos Kazantzakis
  • Manos Hatzidakis
  • Starbeach Ios
     

Visit Top Restaurants in Heraklion

  • Amalias Kitchen
  • Erganos
  • Peskesi
     

Top Shopping Centers in Heraklion

  • Ocean Village
  • Luxurious Furs (Hersonissos)
  • Kristina Boutique (Analipsi)
     

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum (Heraklion)
  • MoozArt - Wood Art Workshop (Matala)
  • Piskopiano Museum of Rural Life (Piskopiano)
     

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Cretan Salad – Hagiati
  • Seafood– Kastella
  • Pork Knuckle– Kouzinerie
     

Sports Club

  • OFI Crete F.C. – Football
  • Ergotelis F.C. – Football
  • Ergotelis B.C. – Basketball
     

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: € 3.50
  • Taxi: € 3.00 (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): €     413.85
  • Cheap meal: € 8.00
  • Gasoline: € 1.54  / litre
  • 3 course meal: € 30.00    

Information about Honiara

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Tulagi,
  • Kamaosi,
  • Auki

Modes of transport

  • Airport:  Honiara International Airport
  • Road: Bus: Public Bus Network and Minibus.

Airport

The closest major airport to Honiara, Solomon Islands is Honiara International Airport (HIR / AGGH).

  • Driving Distance: 10 miles / 16 km
  • Driving Time: 21 Minutes
  • Languages: English followed by Pijin being the most widely spoken languages.

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: Not Customary
  • Housekeeper: Not Customary
  • Concierge: Not Customary

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: Not Customary
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