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The prefecture of Heraklio is the largest in area, has the greatest population and the highest per capita income of Crete. There are seven provinces (eparhies) in this prefecture: Malevizi, Temenos, and Pediada on the north coast and Pirgiotisa, Kainourio, Monofatsi, and Viannos in the centre and on the south coast. The main cities are Timbaki, Ano Viannos, Matala, and Mires. The northwestern area of the prefecture of Heraklio is comprised of the three provinces of Malevizi, Temenos, and Pediada. The main city is Iraklio.

This area is the largest of grape - producing areas of Crete and its main products are sultana raisins, Malevizi (Malmsey) wine, and table grapes (Rosaki). In these valleys Sir Arthur Evans, the British archaeologist, excavated the Minoan Palace of Knossos, the remains of a great civilization. A low mountain range rises in the middle of the prefecture and descends into the Mesara Plain. These fertile plains have been cultivated for thousands of years and have important Minoan, Greek, and Roman archaeological sites -- Festos, Agia Triada, and Gortyn are the major ones. The imposing peak of Psiloritis, 2,456 metres above sea level, is visible from almost all points of the prefecture of Heraklio. It is especially impressive during the winter months when it is snow-capped.

The prefecture of Heraklio has many cultural and historical features to offer the visitor. The finest collection of Minoan artefacts in the world and the sites of one of history's greatest civilizations may be of interest as well as the numerous Byzantine churches and Venetian castles and fountains. The historical aspects combine with the scenic landscapes of mountains, valleys, and sea to make this a beautiful and fascinating area. The beaches of Agia Pelagia and Hersonissos on the north coast and Matala and Kali Limenes on the south coast will attract the visitor with their warm, clear seas. There are many fine restaurants and tavernas offering Cretan specialities throughout the area

The eastern part of the Heraklio prefecture has some major resorts near the sea (Hersonissos), some major archaeological sites (Malia), and many important Byzantine churches. The southern area of the prefecture of Heraklio includes the four provinces of Pirgiotisa, Kainourio, Monofatsi, and Viannos. The most prominent physical feature here is the Pediada Mesaras. It stretches east from Timbaki to Ano Viannos. The plain is between the low mountain ranges of the south and north. The main products of Mesara are cereals, olives, and fruits. and cultivation goes on year-round, aided by the use of hothouses to increase productivity.


 

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 Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa (Adults Only)
Offering a spa center with a range of services, Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa is set in the Analipsi district, 3.1 mi from Hersonissos and 984 feet from the sandy beach. more...
 Stella Palace Resort & Spa
Set on a private part of Analipsi Beach, Stella Palace features 2 lagoon-style swimming pools, 3 children’s pools and 2 tennis courts. more...
 Elysium Boutique Hotel & Spa (Adults Only)
Featuring a magnificent outdoor pool and a restaurant, the 5-star Elysium Boutique Hotel & Spa (Adults only) offers accommodations in Analipsi of Hersonissos. more...
 Lyttos Beach
Directly located on the Blue Flag awarded beach of Anissaras village, Lyttos Beach is surrounded by a 150-acre garden of more than 500 palm trees and flowers. more...
 GDM Megaron, Historical Monument Hotel
Built in 1925 and classified as a monument, the GDM Megaron is located in the heart of Heraklion, overlooking the old Venetian port and within walking distance of all the major sights of the city. more...
 Dyo Suites
Dyo Suites is located in Rethymno Town, just steps from the sandy beach and a 10-minute walk from the scenic old town. more...
 Nostos Beach Boutique Hotel
The hotel Nostos Beach is located just steps from the beautiful Bali Beach. It offers a swimming pool with bar, and rooms with large balconies overlooking the sea. more...
 Stella Village Hotel & Bungalows
Just 11 yards from its private beach in Analipsi, Hersonissos, Stella Village features 2 swimming pools with poolside bars surrounded by colorful gardens. more...
 Infinity Blue Boutique Hotel & Spa - Adults Only
Offering the main outdoor swimming pool, pool bar and two restaurants, Infinity Blue Boutique Hotel & Spa is settled just a breath above the “Blue Flag” awarded beach of Hersonissos. more...
 Kalypso Cretan Village Resort & Spa
Surrounded by lush greenery, quietly located on the beach of Karavos, the traditionally built Kalypso Cretan Village offers a swimming pool, tennis court and spa center. more...
 Lato Boutique Hotel
Located opposite the old city harbor, Lato Boutique Hotel features a rooftop restaurant-bar overlooking Heraklion's Venetian Fortress. more...
 Petousis Hotel & Suites
Located in Amoudara Herakliou, 984 feet from Amoudara Beach, Petousis Hotel & Suites provides accommodations with a restaurant, free private parking, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a bar. more...
 Metropole Urban Hotel
Featuring a shared lounge, Metropole Urban Hotel in Heraklio Town is located 1 mi from Venetian Walls. more...
 Omiros Boutique Hotel (Adults Only)
Offering an outdoor pool and a snack bar, Omiros Boutique Hotel is in Rethymno Town, just 492 feet from the nearest beach. It features tastefully decorated accommodations with free WiFi access. more...
 Capsis Astoria Heraklion
This well-known Capsis Astoria Heraklion is located next to the Archaeological Museum. more...
 Pepi Boutique Hotel (Adults Only)
Pepi Boutique Hotel (Adults Only) is located in the heart of Rethymnon’s Old Town. The hotel offers easy access to the beach, an outdoor swimming pool with sun beds and showers. more...
 Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience
Esperides Resort Crete, The Authentic Experience is located in the center of the popular and traditional Koutouloufari Village, just 0.6 mi from Hersonissos. more...
 Fodele Beach Water Park Resort
Fodele Beach Water Park Resort is a luxury, all-inclusive resort with a seafront location on the sandy beach of Fodele, on Crete's northern coast. more...
 Sofia Hotel
Less than 5 minutes' bus ride from Heraklion center in Crete, Sofia hotel offers a seasonal swimming pool and a seasonal restaurant. It serves breakfast and features rooms with free WiFi and a more...
 Parthenis Beach, Suites by the Sea
Parthenis Beach is located on the beach front in Malia. All suites have a balcony, with panoramic views of the Aegean Sea. There is free Wi-Fi and free parking. more...
 Cretan Malia Park a Member of Design Hotels
Located in the midst of rich med nature, along a secluded sandy beach in Malia Village, Cretan Malia Park features a sandy beach, long river pool, a main swimming pool, heated pool for the shoulder more...
 Golden Coast Seaside Apartments
Just steps from the sandy beach of Rethymno, Golden Coast Apartments offers air-conditioned studios with a fully equipped kitchenette and TV. Wi-Fi is free and available throughout the property. more...
 Olive Green Hotel
Olive Green Hotel is centrally located in Heralkion, right in the lively shopping area of the town. more...
 Star Beach Village & Water Park
Just 164 feet from the sandy beach and the port in Hersonissos, the Star Beach Village features a spacious pool complex with water slides, a children’s playground and free on-site parking facilities. more...
 Vederi Estate
Quietly located amid an olive grove, Vederi Estate consists of 3 traditional villas each with a private pool. more...




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