Heraklion

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With so much beauty to behold, it’s hard to choose between the East and West sides of the island. We think you’ll need at least 2 weeks to explore the full length of Heraklion.

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Nantes » Heraklion

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      Blue figures: direct flights from Nantes Atlantique Airport.

      Best period to travel to Heraklion

      Just 4 hours from Nantes, Heraklion’s Mediterranean climate means warm, sunny weather for most of the year. May marks the start of the hottest period of the year, a perfect time to do a bit of sightseeing. Although, with sea temperatures of up to 26℃ towards July and August, this time of the year is also a good time to relax by the beach! Starting in November, autumn is still warm, with temperatures hovering around 20℃.

      Temperatures
      Jan
      9° C
      15° C
      Feb
      8° C
      15° C
      Mar
      9° C
      17° C
      Apr
      12° C
      20° C
      May
      15° C
      24° C
      Jun
      19° C
      27° C
      Jul
      22° C
      29° C
      Aug
      22° C
      29° C
      Sep
      20° C
      27° C
      Oct
      17° C
      24° C
      Nov
      13° C
      20° C
      Dec
      10° C
      17° C
      Jan
      17° C
      Feb
      16° C
      Mar
      16° C
      Apr
      17° C
      May
      19° C
      Jun
      23° C
      Jul
      26° C
      Aug
      26° C
      Sep
      25° C
      Oct
      23° C
      Nov
      2° C
      Dec
      18° C
      Cool Temperate Warm
      Source : Logo partir.com

      What Heraklion has to offer?

      A Rural Charm

      Now and again, you’ll see the grapes dry in the sun, olive trees blacken in the fields, and flocks of sheep and goats roam freely in the hills. Like many of the Greek islands, Crete has preserved its rustic charm, embracing both nature and simplicity.

       

       

       

       

      A Land of Contrasts

      Mountainous, maritime, green, rocky… Crete is a land of contrasts! An impressive example of this is the Samariá Gorge, which is impressively both high and narrow.

      The Cradle of Minoan Civilisation

      But above all, Crete is the cradle of a glorious Minoan civilisation. Knossos is the most important Greek archaeological site after the Acropolis. At a crossroads between Europe, Asia, and Africa, the island has enticed travellers from all over the world, who have left their mark on the surroundings- the Venetian harbour of Chania, the Turkish minarets…

      The Beach!

      Whether you stay in the east or west, there are great beaches to be found across the island. Amongst our favourites are Elfonisos, Phalasarna, and the Balos Lagoon in Chania. In the east, we recommend visiting the Kolokytha, an islet which you can reach by boat from Elounda.

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