"Heraklion or Iraklion (; Greek: Ηράκλειο, Irákleio, pronounced [iˈraklio]) is the largest city and the administrative capital of the island of Crete and capital of Heraklion regional unit. It is the fourth largest city in Greece with a population of 140,730 according to the 2011 census. The population of the municipality was 173,993.The Bronze Age palace of Knossos, also known as the Palace of Minos, is located nearby.

Heraklion was Europe’s fastest growing tourism destination for 2017, according to Euromonitor, with an 11.2% growth in international arrivals. According to the ranking, Heraklion was ranked as the 20th most visited region in Europe, as the 66th area on the Planet and as the 2nd in Greece for the year 2017, with 3.2 million visitors and the 19th in Europe for 2018, with 3,4 million visitors." Wikipedia

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Heraklion Fortress Quay
1 . Heraklion Fortress Quay

The quay separates the inner and outer harbours. The inner harbour is host to a mass of small local boats, while the outer harbour is the main port and ferry terminal for Crete. The fortress is on ...

Rodias Harbour
2 . Rodias Harbour

The sturdy harbour at Pantanassa monastery and beach is just south of the village of Palaiokastro and is home to the Gazi Sailing club. The harbour offers very basic facilities, however there are a...

Porto Gouves Marina
3 . Porto Gouves Marina

Porto Gouves is not to be confused with the adjacent but much shallower harbour to the west, but still caution is advised on depths on the silted approach. The marina is by European standards quite...

Galini Harbour
4 . Galini Harbour

The long break-water provides a large capacity for mooring yachts, although some yachts moor up on the landside, although depths vary. There are very basic facilities, the toilets are found to the ...

Kaloi Limenes
5 . Kaloi Limenes

Also known as Kali Limenes this east facing bay has a tiny harbour to the south and a beach to the north. The harbour is shallow and full of local boats. The beach has a small quay but again to sha...

Marina Agios Nikolaous
6 . Marina Agios Nikolaous

The Marina of Agios Nikolaos (Ayios Nikolaos) is a well protected marina in all weather conditions, it is built to European standards and is capable of accommodating up to 255 boats all year round....

Rethymno Marina
7 . Rethymno Marina

The marina shallows in places and larger yachts tend to moor near the outer quayside where it is deeper. Smaller local craft take up the shallow waters on the southern side. The nearby old harbour ...

Rethymno Old Harbour
8 . Rethymno Old Harbour

This old venetian harbour provides limited space for visiting yachts, the nearby marina may have more space and provides a greater draft.

Ierepetra Harbour
9 . Ierepetra Harbour

An ancient castle overlooks the harbour. The harbour has several large motor and fishing boats along the inside of the breakwater but there is normally plenty of room for yachts to find space. Nort...

Sitia Harbour
10 . Sitia Harbour

The townside quay is lined with small local boats where the harbour shallows. Yachts are often found moored stern to along the inside of the two outer breakwaters, albeit towards the ends. The harb...

Loutro bay
11 . Loutro bay

A remote and beautiful east facing bay may provide anchorage in the right conditions. The beach-side village offers some tavernas and accommodation.

Finikas Bay
12 . Finikas Bay

This south facing bay is close to Loutro village and may provide alternative anchorage depending on wind and sea conditions. The bay offers a taverna and an additional taverna is a short distance t...

Souda Harbour
13 . Souda Harbour

The fishing harbour may provide some shelter and an opportunity to moor up.

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