Welcome to Iraklio

The birthplace of El Greco and Nikos Kazantzakis, Iraklio (also called Heraklion) is perhaps Crete’s most underrated destination. Sure, if you arrive with a tranquil Greek holiday in mind, Greece’s bustling fifth-largest city can initially be an assault on the senses. But although it’s not pretty in a conventional way, Iraklio can grow on you if you take the time to wander its backstreets and explore its nuances... Read More

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