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Geographical Data

Type of location: Port, Listed traditional settlement, Town hall, Prefecture capital, Province capital, Island capital, Regional seat, Municipal district, Archbishop house
Other Names: CHANDAX (Byzantine period), IRAKLIO (Alternative)
Tel +30 2810
Altitude: 34 meters
Longitude: 25o 8' 3" E
Latitude: 35o 20' 1" N

Ferry lines that operate to the port

Shipping Companies Agents
Aegeon Pelagos Sea Lines (EP) ANEK Lines - Port Ticketing Booth
(Passenger Sea Lines)
Tel: +30 2810 220051
  ANEK Lines - Ticketing Office Heraklion
(Passenger Sea Lines)
Tel: +30 2810 222481
Anek-Superfast Consortium (AU) ANEK-Superfast
(Travel Agent)
Tel: +30 2810 347180, 308000
  ANEK Lines - Port Ticketing Booth
(Passenger Sea Lines)
Tel: +30 2810 220051
  ANEK Lines - Ticketing Office Heraklion
(Passenger Sea Lines)
Tel: +30 2810 222481
(Travel Agent)
Tel: +30 2810 308000
Minoan Lines (H.Q.) (ML) Minoan Lines-Heraklio Central Agency
(Passenger Sea Lines)
Tel: +30 2810 229602, 399899
Seajets (IJ) Paleologos Travel & Shipping - Port
(Travel Agent)
Tel: +30 2810 301404
  Paleologos Travel & Shipping - Port Ticketing Booth
(Travel Agent)
Tel: -
  Paleologos Travel & Shipping Enterprises S.A.
(Travel Agent)
Tel: +30 2810 346185, 330598

Useful Information (18)

Tourist police

Tourist Police Department of Heraklio

Tel: +30 2810 274042, 274040, Fax: +30 2810 274041

Passenger Sea Lines

ANEK Lines - Ticketing Office Heraklion

Tel: +30 2810 222481, Fax: +30 2810 346379

Minoan Lines (H.Q.)

Tel: +30 2810 399800, Fax: +30 2810 330308

Minoan Lines-Heraklio Central Agency

Tel: +30 2810 229602, 399899, Fax: +30 2810 399878

ANEK Lines - Port Ticketing Booth

Tel: +30 2810 220051, Fax: +30 2810 245043

Minoan Lines (Int'l connections)

Tel: +30 2810 399800, Fax: +30 2810 330308

Port Authority

Central Port Authority of Heraklio

Tel: +30 2810 244956, 244912, 244934, 331880, Fax: +30 2810 229445


1st Police Department of Heraklio

Tel: +30 2810 274055, Fax: +30 2810 274056

2nd Police Department of Heraklio

Tel: +30 2810 243466, 284589

Heraklio Police Headquarters

Tel: +30 2810 274140

Port information

Iraklion anchorage

Location: 35*21'.2 25*09'.4 (2810) 244956, 244934, 226073 VHF Ch 12,19
The large harbour of Iraklion is easily seen in front of the city. It is a very busy harbour and the cranes and ferries are apparent from a distance. The International Airport is just east of the city and there are also large white oil tanks to the west. The inner harbour and new marina are at the far west end. The Venetian fort (Koules) marks its entrance.

Facilities: Iraklion is the largest city in Crete. All possible facilities are here. There is a new marina in the inner harbour that has electricity and water facilities on the quay. Fuel refilling may be arranged. Iraklion is a Port of Entry. Customs and Immigration Officials as well as Harbour Police have offices in the port. The city is within walking distance of the harbour. There are 2 General Hospitals, in addition to private clinics, doctors, and dentists. Pharmacies are throughout the city. The shopping and repair services are the best on Crete. There is a ramp in the new marina.

Comments: The stern-to, bow-to and alongside mooring (in the outer harbour) provide good shelter in all weather conditions. With the new marina facilities, wintering here is possible. The harbour's entrance is marked at night by a green flashing light on the outer north wall and a green one on the Koules. There is a red flashing light on the left, opposite the Koules. Two large quays on the south side have red lights. The harbour is very busy and care must be taken with the constant coming and going of ferryboats. In strong northerly winds there is a swell at the main harbour's entrance.

This text is cited Oct 2002 from the Crete TOURnet URL below, which contains image.

Heraklio Port

Port agents

Paleologos Travel & Shipping Enterprises S.A.

Tel: +30 2810 346185, 330598, Fax: +30 2810 346208


Tel: +30 2810 347180, 308000, Fax: +30 2810 347189, 308009

Mask Travel

Tel: +30 2810 286833, Fax: +30 2810 242226

Sea transport & tourism companies (2)

Passenger Sea Lines

Minoan Lines (H.Q.)

Tel: +30 2810 399800, Fax: +30 2810 330308

Minoan Lines (Int'l connections)

Tel: +30 2810 399800, Fax: +30 2810 330308

Local governments (3)


Regional Division of Heraklion

Tel: +302813 400200, Fax: +302810 342587


Heraklio Municipality

Tel: +302813 409000, Fax: +302810 227180

Municipalities' district offices

Selected tourism enterprises (15)

Hotel Chains

Karatarakis Hotels & Restaurants

Tel: +30 2810 302900

KARATARAKIS Hotels & Restaurants SA owns, leases and manages hotels, residencies, restaurants, and conference facilities.

Active in the hospitality industry since 1976, the group provides complete accommodation, gastronomy, leisure and entertainment services.

Other Karatarakis hotels in Heraklion include the classic Lato Boutique Hotel and eco-friendly Olive Green Hotel.

Corporate headquarters for the group are in Crete.

Travel agencies

Paleologos Travel & Shipping Enterprises S.A.

Tel: +30 2810 346185, 330598, Fax: +30 2810 346208

Creta Travel Bureau (H.Q.)

Tel: +30 2810 300610, 300620, Fax: +30 2810 300629

Vacances Heliades en Grece

Tel: +30 2810 330509, 330224, 330249, Fax: +30 2810 330717

Creta Plan Travel Service

Tel: +30 2810 241415, 241131, 341614, Fax: +30 2810 285293

Irman Travel S.A.

Tel: +30 2810 242527, 240045, 342516, Fax: +30 2810 342518

Marine Tours S.A.- Thessaloniki

Tel: +30 2310 538700, Fax: +30 2310 531040

Mika Travel

Tel: +30 2810 223666, 223356, 228226, Fax: +30 2810 228405, 224135

Start Travel Crete

Tel: +30 2810 361580, Fax: +30 2810 361582

Danae Travel Bureau

Tel: +30 211 3247512, Fax: +30 211 3221717

Le Grand Tourism Enterprises S.A.

Tel: +30 2810 301740-760, Fax: +30 2810 220221


Lato Boutique Hotel 3 Stars

Tel: +30 2810 228103, Fax: +30 2810 240350

Lato Boutique Hotel has a very nice view to the Cretan Sea, and the Venetian fortress at the old city harbour of Heraklion. Standing for more than 40 years above the marina, our hotel operates all year long. Famous for its authentic Cretan hospitality, Lato Boutique Hotel is the most welcoming establishment in this part of the city, a magnet for romantic couples, but also for families, and business travelers.

Lato Boutique Hotel is the perfect starting point to explore Crete and its fascinating capital. After you take in the breathtaking views over the Old Port, you can discover the historic center of the city, and its most remarkable attractions, or visit some of our most important museums, which are all within walking distance.

Marin Dream Hotel 3 Stars

Tel: +30 2810 300018, Fax: +30 2810 300319

MARIN DREAM HOTEL is ready to accommodate and provide high hospitality services to its visitors. In a very small distance from the Heraklion town centre, constitutes an ideal choice so much for the professionals as well as for the travellers who are visiting Heraklion for recreation. Providing the exotic view of the harbour with the famous fortress of KOULE standing beneath the Hotel visitors will escape from the everyday routine.

The relaxing environment and the friendly atmosphere that prevails in combination with the accessible prices at all the duration of year render MARIN DREAM HOTEL a really must be and dreaming choice!

Legacy Gastro Suites 5 Stars

Tel: +30 2810 302916

Legacy Gastro Suites, is located in Heraklion's city center, becoming a landmark of the Cretan heritage. It is an entirely refurbished building that retains the characteristics of the 50s urban homes.

All 12 suites acquire panoramic sea view, luminous spaces, hand-crafted furniture, unique upholstery & impressive chandeliers. The 32m2 suites are inspired by three prominent characters of the Cretan cultural past, being the author Nikos Kazantzakis, the poet Vincenzo Kornaros, and the painter Domenico Theotokopoulos (El Greco), as all three praise the concepts of Light and Freedom, the two ideals that shape the local traditions of Crete.

The venue enables guests to explore the gastronomic concept from check-ins. The experience is designed to be present throughout the suites, hosting an all-Greek food station enhanced with local delicacies, wines and spirits. The scene has been designed to encourage private in-room dining experiences through an a-la-carte menu, from breakfast to gourmet dinners.

Olive Green Hotel 4 Stars

Tel: +30 2810 302900

Olive Green Hotel is a smart, eco friendly hotel that constitutes a model for citizens and world travelers. It is located in the center of Heraklion city and with its modern infrastructure it highlights the elements that create time value, by combining high technology and the splendor of Cretan tradition.

Olive Green is a hotel with a view, style and timelessness, which changes the city's standards with its minimal design and authentic Cretan personality. Its name correspond its value.

Tradition is revealed through the aesthetics of the place and the genuine welcome. Through the interactive depiction of authentic landscapes, as a dominant element of decoration, and through its people.

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