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Heraklion Town Crete: Heraklion is the capital and largest town of Crete. It is the administrative, commercial, industrial and agricultural centre of the island with a population of 130.000 inhabitants most of whom are engaged in tourism, trade and agriculture.
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The town lies close to Knossos Palace, one of the most interesting sightseeings and around the busy port. Over the last decades and after World war II Heraklion has experienced a spectacular development that has caused many problems like lack of parking, chaotic constructions and traffic jams.
The busy town has nothing in common with the beautiful and picturesque towns of Chania, Rethymno and Agios Nikolaos although there are still several well-preserved buildings and ancient remains that witess the town
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