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  • Prefecture Of Heraklion
    • Area (sq.km): 2.641
    • Population (2001): 294.312
    • Population Density(hab/sq.km): 111
    • Capital City: Heraklion
    • Number of Hotels: 477
    • Number of hotel Rooms: 53.220
  • State Tourism Offices
    • Name: Tourism Directorate Of the Island Of Crete
    • Address: Xanthoudidou 1 - 71 202 Heraklion
    • Telephone: 2810 228203
    • Fax: 2810 226020
  • Tourism Police Stations
    • Name: Tourism Police Station
    • Address: 10, Dikaiossynis Street, P.O. Box 712 02 Heraklion
    • Telephone: 2810 209614, 2810 203190
  • Name Tourism Police Station
    • Location: Limenas Hersonissou
    • Address: Minoos Str, P.O. Box 700 14 Hersonissos Heraklion
    • Telephone: 28970 22222
  • Camping Sites
    • Caravan, Limenas Hersonissou Heraklion Crete, Tel: 28970 22025
    • Creta, Gouves Heraklion Crete, Tel: 28970 41400
    • Hersonissos, Limenas Hersonissou Heraklion Crete, Tel: 28970 22902
    • Kommos, Kommos Pitsidion Heraklion Crete, Tel: 28920 42596
    • Matala, Matala Heraklion Crete, Tel: 28920 45720
  • Domestic Port Authorities
    • City: Heraklion
    • Category: Central Port Authority
    • Tel: 2810 244956, 2810 244912
    • VHF Channels: 12


    • City: Heraklion
    • Category: Navigation Station
    • Tel: 2810 226326
    • VHF Channels: 12


    • City: Limenas Hersonissou
    • Category: Port Authority Station
    • Tel: 28970 23111
    • VHF Channels: 12


    • City: Kali Limenes
    • Category: Port Authority Station
    • Tel: 28920 42188
    • VHF Channels: 12
  • Canyons
    • Name: The Canyon
    • Location: Zaros
    • Description: The gorge. For their safety, visitors are advised to ask local inhabitants for information before setting off.


    • Name: The Bianou - Amira Canyon
    • Location: Bianos
    • Description: The Viannos-Amira Gorge.
  • Caves
    • Name: Minoan
    • Location: Arkalohori
    • Description: the minoan Sanctuary-Cave, wherefrom ample ceramic findings were unearthed, is located in the area. Particularly impressive are the votive offerings --probably to some war deity-- including swords, knives and a series of gold, silver and bronze double-bit axes, some of which bear engraved decoration. Also, there are signs hinting at the cave's violent destruction at the outset of the Late Minoan Period.


    • Name: Ilithias
    • Location: Karteros Eleas
    • Description: Elithyia Cave (1 km S of Amnissos). The cave, mention of which is made in Homer, constituted one of the major places of worship of Elithyia, the Cretan goddess of childbirth. It was discovered in the late 19th century, it is oblong (60 m long and 9 to 12 m wide), and is known to local inhabitants as "Neraidospelios" (i.e. the cave of the fairy). Excavations conducted by archaeologists Hatzidakis and Marinatos revealed that it was a cult site from the Neolithic period until the 5th century BC (ceramic findings are representative of all periods). Almost in the center of the cave, there is a rectangular altar or nave, around two cylindrical stalagmites that are evocative of human figures.


    • Name: Spilies
    • Location: Matala
    • Description: The Caves. They were apparently used as dwelling places by prehistoric people. Many of them contained rock-hewn tombs dating to the Graeco-Roman times and the Early Christian period.


    • Name: Kamaron
    • Location: Zaros
    • Description: Kamares Cave, NE of the Kamares village, is sited on the southern slope of Mount Ida (or Psiloritis) at an elevation of 1520 m (the ascend to it necessitates 1 h). The cave was discovered in 1890 by a villager, while excavations conducted later (1913) by British archaeologists yielded important Minoan findings; among the latter the most outstanding ones were abundant quantities of the famous Kamares ware, multicolored pottery of the Middle Minoan period. Exquisite examples of this style of pottery were also found at the great palaces of Knossos and Phaestus. They are presently on display at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. The cave, which served as a dwelling to Neolithic people, was dedicated to the worship of the great Minoan deity. A visit to the cave entails a long ascending walk.


    • Name: Viglas
    • Location: Bianos
    • Description: Viglas Cave, features stalactite and stalagmite formations. It served as shelter during the Turkish occupation (13 km, passable road).


    • Name: Xosto Nero
    • Location: Epano Arhanes
    • Description: Hosto Nero Cave is situated in the same area.


    • Name: Nixteridospilio
    • Location: Asites
    • Description: Sarchou Cave, alternatively referred to as Chonos Cave or Nychteridospito, lies in Sarchos, 4,5 km to the N. Measuring about 300 m in length, it is overhung with stalactites and filled with water.
  • Diving Centers
    • Name: Scuba Creta Gergandas Georgios
    • Address: 60, El. Venizelou Limenas Hersonissou
    • Telephone: 28970 24916, 28970 24076
    • Diving Area: Agios Georgios
    • Diving Centre: 1
    • Diving School: 1


    • Name: Stay Wet
    • Address: Agia Pelagia
    • Telephone: 2810 811727
    • Diving Area: Mononaftis Agia Pelagia
    • Diving Centre: 1
    • Diving School: 1
  • Mountaineering Clubs
    • Name: Heraklion Alpine & Ski Club
    • Address: 53, Dikaiosynis Street, 712 01 Heraklion
    • Telephone: 2810 227609
  • Mountain Refuges
    • Name: Prinos Refuge
    • Mountain: Psiloritis
    • Office: Heraklion Alpine Club
    • Address: Dikaiosinis 53712 01 Heraklion
    • Place: Prinos (1.100 m)
    • Capacity: 25 persons (14 beds)
    • Heat: 2 wood-burning stoves (1 with drying closet)
    • Water Supply: Rain-water tank
    • Toilet: Indoor
    • Telephone: 2810 227609
  • WaterParks
    • Name: CretAquarium Thalassocosmos
    • Location: Former American Base at Gournes
    • Description: CretAquarium, aspires to be a unique venue for discovering, learning and promoting awareness of Mediterranean marine life. Visitors come face to face with approximately 2.500 organisms belonging to 200 species. These are kept in 32 tanks, with a total capacity of 1.600.000 litres. The tanks alternate depending on the species, their habitats or habits. Habitats which host numerous species and large species that have need of room are kept in large tanks, while in the smaller ones, visitors will come across particular species and micro-ecosystems which, though impressive and significant, would be lost to sight in the larger tanks. Visitors can learn about species behaviour and habitats interactively, using info-points with touch screens, and can tour the interior of the aquariums using the remote-control underwater cameras found in the larger tanks.The aquarium is open 365 days a year.
    • Address: P.O. Box 2214, Heraklion 71003 Crete, Greece
    • Tel: + 302810 337788 Fax: +302810 337882

    • Name: Water Park Anopolis
    • Location: Hani Kokini
    • Description: IIt stretches for 50,000 sqm and stands 200 m above the sea level. It offers a pool with artificial waves, waterslides, a children?s pool, a playground with toys, 17 race tracks, a bar, a restaurant, tourist shops etc
    • Address: In Anopolis, 17 klm from Iraklion
    • Tel: 2810 781316


    • Name: Water Park
    • Location: Kali Limenes
    • Description: It stretches for 40,000 sqm. It is open from April to October. It offers 10 different water games, 5 pools, 4 bars, a restaurant, a barbecue, a mini market and a 7,500 sqm parking lot. Information
    • Tel: 28970 24950-3

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