Last Updated: 3rd March, 2019
Crete Heraklion Airport is named after the Greek writer and philosopher Nikos Kazantzakis. It is the busiest of two airports on the Island of Crete, the other is Chania airport which is 185 km further west. With over 5 million visitors a year it is the second busiest airport in Greece after Athens.
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Sandy beaches, crystal clear water, blue sky, how does this sound? Guess what? You can have this and a lot more just by visiting the lovely island of Crete. Crete is not only the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, but it has a lot of the Greek charm and cultural heritage. Of course, the Cretans have their local cultural traits, such as music or poetry, very well preserved, so you will not have to worry about the fact that you will not find that sense of authenticity on the island. But be honest, how much will you think about that while driving towards the beach in your rental car?
Since a lot of this island's surroundings are influenced by the Greek mythology, this holiday destination is perfect for those who are up to a dive into the ancient history of one of the oldest and most interesting civilizations in the world. For example, how would you feel about a drive to the Cave of Zeus? Not only the views are spectacular on the way up there, but the cave itself will take your breath away. By the way, there is a great parking lot over there which is just waiting for you to arrive with your rental car!
Since you are already stunned by everything around you, you will for sure want to see the Ancient City of Phaistos, right? The good news is that you already rented a car and that is the easiest way to get there. Be prepared for all the history that comes along with the impressive views across the valleys surrounding it!
Of course that you could not have come to Crete without wishing to see the lands where the Minoans lived! No worries, you can drive over there and get the full picture of what life those days meant. Make sure that the battery of your camera is fully charged and that you have enough memory, because you are about to see one of the most amazing sights on Earth! The hills, the sky, the landscape, and of course, the museum, they all worth your while.
Didn't all this talk about history got you in the mood for going to the beach? It is impossible to visit the island of Crete and not be seduced by its beaches. One of the best is the Elafonissi beach. Have you payed attention to the shoreline? Yes, that is pink sand! You for sure will want to get as more as you can from these natural beauties and the best thing is that since you rented a car, you can stay as long as you want here.
If you are feeling more adventurous than usual, then you should try visiting Seitan Limania Beach. You will not only be able to see the most amazing views while driving through the mountains towards it, but once arrived in the parking lot, the promising view to the bay will seduce you. What are you waiting for?
ATRION Hotel Along with free internet access and a tasteful and modern décor, Atrion Hotel offers a central location in Heraklion, just a short walk from the promenade and Venetian port. The Atrion hotel welcomes you to a quiet corner in the heart of Heraklion, just 10 minutes' walk from the bars and restaurants of Heraklion's promenade. From comfortable standard rooms to spacious suites, Atrion Hotel's accommodation is thoughtfully appointed. Each room is fully air-conditioned and features a laptop safe and voice mail. Enjoy traditional Cretan delicacies and international cuisine at Atrion Hotel's restaurant. Relax and watch a film in Atrion's cosy TV room or enjoy a drink on the wooden-decked terrace. Heraklion's archaeological museum and historical museum are less than 400 metres from the hotel, making Atrion a very convenient base for sightseeing and business.
The Galaxy Hotel, Heraklion's premier hotel for business and leisure. Completely renovated in 2008 it offers an unsurpassed combination of world-class luxury facilities, warm and professional service, convenient location, and glorious food & beverage. Since its original opening in 1978, Galaxy has accommodated not only the most discerning business and leisure travellers but also numerous celebrities, heads of state and other influential personalities.
KORIFI SUITES On the hillside of the traditional village of Piskopiano overlooking Hersonissos Bay, this Four Diamond "Little Finer" world chain Hotel, offering gem features and historic charm. Next to the museum of country life and picturesque Church of the village, the complex is offering Aromatherapy and Reflexology experience, away from the gathering crowd, and yet two miles from the Golf Course. Hotel amenities include a timeless setting for relaxation, special events, and a warm reception with welcome drinks upon arrival. Renovated in 2003 under a new managing director KORIFI Suites & Apts is especially made for people who value their independence and the finer things of life.
Hotel LEONIDAS is situated just 50 m. from the main beach, at a central point of the town of Rethymno. It was radically rebuild and renovated in 2007, following modern aesthetic principles which give the building its own secure and individual identity. It is a block of 26 studios and apartments with furniture and an equipped kitchen. Each room or apartment has its own bath, A/C, satellite TV and balcony. The Hotel is open throughout the year.