Heraklion or Iraklion is the largest city and the administrative capital of the island of Crete, Greece. It is also one of the largest cities in Greece. The ruins of Knossos, which were excavated, are located within close proximity of Heraklion.
Heraklion has a subtropical-Mediterranean climate. The summer time is considered as warm to hot and dry with clear skies. Meanwhile, the winter time is very mild with moderate rain. This happens because Heraklion is further south than Athens, it has a milder climate.
The top five places to visit in Heraklion are including Elafonissi Beach, Balos Lagoon, Samaria Gorge National Park, Chrissi Island, and Palace of Knossos. Palace of Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and is contemplated as Europe’s oldest city