AutoRentals Crete in Heraklion city
Heraklion center is 2.5km away from Heraklion airport and 146km from Chania airport.
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It is the beautiful, busy capital of the island of Crete and the name shows that it is dedicated to Hercules.
In the past it was known as Handakas or Candia and it was conquered many times as the long city walls around it imply.
It is a lively, busy, modern, cosmopolitan city that has welcomed many cultures during the centuries and it will not disappoint the visitor.
It is the administrative, technological and commercial center of Crete.
The modern part of the city is outside of the city walls and all attractions can be found around the center and by the port where the famous Venetian Coules Castle (Rocca a Mare) is situated.
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There are many places of interest for the visitors such as the historical center of Heraklion where you can walk and see buildings of Venetian heritage such as Loggia, St. Mark’s Basilica which now serves as the Municipal Art Gallery, the Lion Square with Morozini fountain.
Close by, the visitor can wander in Heraklion’s local market and nearby Freedom Square where the famous all over the world for Knossos exhibits, Archeological Museum is.
Agios Minas Cathedral and Agios Titos church are favorite destinations among tourists.
Heraklion also offers amazing nightlife and a great shopping experience. There is a variety of restaurants, tavernas, bars, cafes, ice cream parlors, pizzeria, fish tavernas that cater all tastes and budgets.
The city also offers a range of hotels, boutique hotels, renting rooms, studio, apartments, pensions, Airbnb to choose from.
It is a great base to visit the archeological sites of Knossos, Hersonissos, Rethymnon, Matala, Anogia,
and numerous picturesque villages inland as well as many beautiful beaches south by the Libyan Sea.