Beautiful Heraklion and we covered old Venetian fortress and many beaches . Though it was a 13 days trip but I have summed it up in 10 days. Last day we went to Athens again for a shopping day. Hire a car in Crete, and a drive from Heraklion to Crete is just wow. So you will love it.Greece doesnt give car on normal license, they need an international license. We somehow managed through a local vendor. But if you book online through europcar, Avis etc they will not give the car if you don’t have an international license.
Heraklion(Iraklion) is a port city and the capital of the island. You can reach the island of Crete either by a ferry or fly into the Heraklion International Airport (Nikos Kazantzaki). The ferries operate from Athens and other islands of Greece as well. A high speed ferry from Santorini is affordable and takes about 2 hours to reach Crete.- You may not be a history enthusiast or someone who usually enjoys visiting ancient sites, Knossos is unmissable either way. The oldest city in Europe, Knossos was the centre of the Minoan civilization that flourished around 4000 years ago! Thanks to archaeologist Sir Arthur (who discovered the site), the ruins were redeveloped partially to express the grandeur that existed in the ancient world. The site is located 5 km from Heraklion; make sure you check the entry and exit time before you visit the site to account for the changes made by the authorities in different months.