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The island of Crete is a very popular holiday destination each year with golden sandy beaches, rustic fishing villages, historical sites and bustling nightlife. The capital Heraklion is a gateway to the island with an international airport and busy commercial port.
Heraklion Airport is located just outside the town about a 15 minute drive and the port is a gateway to the Greek mainland and Athens with other islands of Santorini, Paros and Mykanos also very easy to reach.
If arriving by sea, cheap car hire at Heraklion Port can be arranged to visit nearby towns and resorts along the E75 motorway. The resorts of Malia and Aghios Nikolaos are to the east a short drive whilst major towns to the west include Chania and Retymno.
Many interesting sites and places to visit are located near to Heraklion Port including the Archaeological Museum and the Crete Historical Museum. The city of Heraklion in parts has a rustic feel with narrow cobbled street making it a tricky but enjoyable place to walk. Car hire at Heraklion Port makes getting around the city very easy.
Hotels in Heraklion are plenty with all budgets catered for and private apartments and villas for rent are there for those looking for more privacy on their holidays. Car rental at Heraklion Port can take you from your base to visit around the city and further afield.