Heraklion is the largest city in Crete and the capital of the prefecture of Heraklion. It is the fourth largest urban center in the country and has one of Greece's largest in-flight airports (second after Athens' Eleftherios Venizelos and first charter flights), Nikos Kazantzakis airport, as well as a port with dense coastal transport mainly with Piraeus and other islands.
The road axis includes: The North Road Axis of Crete (BOAT) which offers access to the largest cities of the island. The National Road 97, which connects the city with Agii Ten, Mires, Phaistos, Tympaki and Agia Galini, and the National Road 99 which connects the city with Knossos. The climate is characterized by mild winters and cool summers.
The average maximum temperature during the summer reaches 28 - 30 ° C. The sights of the city include museums, archaeological sites, monuments and historic buildings that are worth visiting during your stay on the island. Finally, the city of Heraklion was proclaimed for the year 2017 as the fastest growing tourist region in Europe.