Heraklion International Airport in Crete Island
Heraklion Harbour Crete
The harbour of Heraklion
also known as the Venetian harbour of Heraklion is at
the end of 25th of August Street.
There is a pedestrian
street that will lead you from the town centre to the
Koules fortress. This is the old harbour of Heraklion,
now used by fishing boats and yachts, and its history
is as ancient as that of the city itself.
The new, modern
passenger and cargo Heraklion port extends east of the
In the Venetian harbour
of Heraklion stands the fortress of Koules. Here
begins the long mole of the new harbour. The mole is a
favourite spot for a stroll, especially on warm summer
evenings, when the sea breeze offers some relief from
Opposite Koules, at the
yacht moorage, is the Marina cafeteria. Behind it is
the Heraklion Port Authority, with a seafood
restaurant next door.
Here stood Little
Koules, which once guarded the entrance to Heraklion
harbour along with the larger fortress.
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