Most inhabitants of Iraklia occupy with fishing and agriculture. Therefore, except for the fresh fish, you will find many agricultural products in Iraklia, especially honey, which is famous for its high quality.
Local residents also make two kinds of cheese, mizithra, and kefalotiri. Moreover, very popular are melitinia cookies, made of cheese, egg, and sugar. At Easter, people cook lamb stuffed with rice, raisins, and walnuts.