Home to both an airport and a busy harbour, Heraklion is not only one of the largest cities in Greece but also one of the liveliest! However, Heraklion is ideally placed to explore more of Crete; simply hop in your hire car and away you go!
Archanes is a beautiful traditional village just a 20 minute drive from Heraklion. Enjoy the rustic Cretan hospitality in this picturesque village and indulge in the delicious local cuisine and locally produced wine. Be sure to visit the Necropolis on Fourni’s hill which can be found nearby, too.
Enjoy a Round of Golf
The Crete Golf Club is one of the most impressive courses in the Mediterranean. Its 18-hole course is the largest on the island and is a pleasant day out for both players and visitors who simply wish to enjoy the club facilities and beautiful grounds.
Lasithi Plateau is a stunning expanse of pear and apple orchards, almond trees and fields of crops, in all it is a perfect location for a leisurely walk through beautiful Cretan landscape. Used as a farming region since the 17th Century, Lasithi is home to some wonderful restaurants and tavernas producing delicious, time honoured local dishes. Although it is over an hour’s drive from Heraklion, a visit to Lasithi is well worth the journey.