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Iraklio Holidays

About Iraklio

This is the birthplace of El Greco and Nikos Kazantzakis. Iraklion or Heraklion however you pronounce  it might not give you the impression of the typical picturesque island town, when you arrive for your holiday you see that it looks like a modern place with traffic since it is the fifth biggest city in Greece but all this disappears when you discover a number of attractive features that give in the history, the monuments and the friendliness of the locals. You stay long enough and you will love the taste and the feeling of Iraklion! The emblem of Iraklion is the Venetian fortress of Koules that combines with harmony the past with the Venetian mansions, the Byzantine churches and the Turkish fountains with the present vivid life in the restaurants, coffee shops, bars and the shops in the market you can wonder around on your Iraklion holidays!

Iraklion had been chosen as an Olympic city, this means that a makeover has taken place here in the recent past years. The results were to improve the town so that it would be ready to welcome a large amount of tourists globally. The increasing prosperity was obvious. The waterfront was redone so that you can have a nice walk there, infrastructure works took place to improve the roads and pavements, the historical center was also turned into pedestrian area so visitors should not worry about walking around freely to the shops and restaurants without traffic noise near them!

On your holiday in Iraklio you will also see that it is a huge cruise destination! The main city is the center of all Crete. For business or pleasure Cretans visit Iraklion very often. Surely apart from the noise there are plenty things to do or see in Iraklion!

People from all around Crete visit Iraklion mostly to shop in Daedalou street where all the designer shops are located but there are many small shops in small streets or main streets where you can find all the local handmade traditional products sold by the producers themselves most of the time! So this is a good chance if you want to buy some gifts on your holidays from Iraklio for your beloved ones back home.

Iraklion as we have already mentioned above is a modern city. You will see some traditional style buildings and hotels but the city provides lots of modern facilities in the hotels like spa, massage treatments or gym in the hotels if you want to feel pampered on holidays!
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