Heraklion is the birthplace of Nikos Kazantzakis, one of the most renowned writers of Greece, who grew up on the beautiful island of Crete. Being the largest town of Crete, Heraklion is famous for the ancient treasures and the Venetian monuments which stand proudly to this day. Heraklion Town is more like a large modern city but it has not lost its traditional atmosphere and certain things remain there to preserve its uniqueness and diachronic value. Among them is the Minoan Palace, the Venetian castle, traditional houses and other monuments which are equally interested.
Tourism in Heraklion is very developed, as it hosts the busiest airport and port in Crete. Heraklion tourism is not restricted to the main town and the close beach resorts, but there are many other hidden places to discover in the rest of the region. There is a tourist office in Heraklion Town where visitors can collect valuable information. Also, there is a tourist police station in Heraklion Town for any problem that might occur during your Crete vacation.