Iraklia is only 19 sq km in area, a little Aegean gem dozing in the sun. Dump the party gear and spurn the nightlife, the sightseeing and the souvenir shops. Instead, brace yourself for a serene and quiet life, and Iraklia will not disappoint. Only in July and August will you have to share the idyll with like-minded others.

The port and main village of Iraklia is Agios Georgios. It has an attractive covelike harbour, complete with a sandy beach.