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Heraklion, Crete’s largest city and administrative capital, is a popular tourist destination located on the north coast of the island. It is made up of a varied landscape of mountainous areas, flat fertile areas, and beaches, along with a multitude of historical sites. The region experiences a hot summer Mediterranean climate, so sees incredible weather year-round. Summers are hot and dry while Winters are very mild with occasional spells of rain.
There are dozens of things for tourists to see and do in Heraklion. With many museums, historical landmarks and archaeological sites to be explored, a trip to Heraklion is sure to be fascinating for any history lover. Some of the most popular historical sites in Heraklion include the palace of Knossos, Koules Fortress and the Natural History Museum of Crete. Heraklion is also home to a number of beautiful beaches perfect for enjoying the amazing Cretian weather. With so much to do and see in the city, you’ll never be bored in Heraklion.
A holiday to Heraklion is suitable for every type of traveller. There’s plenty to do for families who are sure to love spending their days soaking up the sun on the beach and exploring the various museums and sites around the city. Couples will also love experiencing all that Heraklion has to offer while making their holiday as relaxed or as jam-packed with activities as they want.
There are multiple flights every week from Dublin to Chania Airport, with an estimated flight time of 4 hours and 20 minutes. It takes approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes to get to Heraklion from Chania Airport by car.