Heraklio: Information about Heraklio

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Heraklio Information: Information about the island of Heraklio

Heraklio is the biggest city in Crete (and fifth in Greece) with a population in excess of 120000. It concentrates most of the economical activity of the island, and is the main port of entry to Crete for the majority of visitors. The Heraklio airport receives approximately 15% of the total tourist traffic of Greece. Heraklio today, has extensive facilities that cater for all needs of its visitors.There are numerous hotels ranging from Luxury class to small rent-a-room and youth hostels.
Greeks are a people that enjoy going out a lot, either for lunch or a drink or both (the weather helps a lot..). So Heraklio has numerous restaurants and tavernas that cater for all tastes (and pockets).


As far as night life goes there is a big number of bars and nightclubs, open throughout the year, with the number doubling during the high season.
The schedule kept by every shop is fairly flexible, but generally cafes are open from around 10 in the morning to late evening (11-12 p.m.) , restaurants open at noon for lunch and ,after a small break, open again around 8 p.m. and stay open untill late at night, and bars and pubs open around 10 p.m (although the action really starts after 11 p.m.)
Heraklio, being the business center of the area, has plenty of stores selling clothes, shoes, jewellery etc. Stores are open in the morning (9 a.m. to 2 p.m.) and in the evening (5 p.m. to 9 p.m.) with the exception of the evenings of Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.



Police +30 2810 282243, 282241
Tourist Police +30 2810 283190
Municipality of Heraklion +30 2810 399399
Port Authority of Heraklion +30 2810 280544, 244956
Port Police +30 2810 226073
Venizeleion Hospital of Heraklion +30 2810 237502
Apolloneion Medical Centre +30 2810 229713
Heraklion Ambulances 166
Airport of Heraklion +30 2810 245644
Olympic Airways Office +30 2810 229191
ELPA Road Assistance 104
Greek National Tourist Organisation +30 2810 226081
Weather Report 149
Telegrams 155
Mountaineering Club of Heraklion +30 2810 227609
Emergency Services 100
IKA (Health Services) +30 2810 210866, 210282-3
Ambulances (IKA Emergency Aid Centre) +30 2810 222222










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