Heraklion is the fourth largest city in Crete with 140,750 inhabitants and the seat of the Municipality of Heraklion, as well as the largest port of the island.

The main economic sectors of the city are agriculture, commerce and tourism. It has an industrial area 4km southeast of the center above the area of Nea Alikarnassos. Heraklion also has one of Greece's largest airports, "Nikos Kazantzakis" airport, as well as a port with dense coastal transportation mainly with Piraeus and other islands. Attractions such as museums, archaeological sites, monuments, and more can be seen in Heraklion, such as the archaeological site of Knossos where it is the heart of Minoan Civilization.

Take your stroll on the Venetian harbor that is the trademark of the city, enjoying the view of Heraklion.

At the highest point of the Venetian Walls of Heraklion is the tomb of the great Critic writer Nikos Kazantzakis. It is accompanied by a wooden cross with a plaque that says "I do not hope for anything, I'm not afraid of anything, I'm free."

One of Francesco Morozini's most famous works is the famous Morosini Fountain at the Lion's Square in Heraklion, as it is the liveliest spot in the city. Lion Square is perfect for walking as it has a nice pedestrian street that is perfect for crossing and relaxing.