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University General Hospital
at 0km (N)
The University Hospital of Heraklion (Pa.G.N.I.) is the largest hospital facility in Crete and one of the largest public hospitals in the country. The Pa.G.N.I. provides secondary and tertiary health care in a wide range of clinical specialties, diagnostic and laboratory tests.
It is located 8km away from the city of Heraklion in the area of Stavrakia, next to the School of Medicine of the University of Crete
Telephone: +30 2813 402111 & 2810 392111
University of Crete
Voutes Iraklion & Rethymno
at 0.2km (N)
The University of Crete, is multi-disciplinary, research- oriented Institution, situated in the cities of Rethymnon and Heraklion. It is a University with a well-known reputation both nationally and internationally, with state-of-the art curricula and graduate programmes, considerable research activity and initiatives that reflect its dynamic character. It was established in 1973 and operated during the academic year 1977-1978. Today, approximately 10628 students attend the University. The University's staff consists of 580 Teaching and Research Staff members. Its' operation is supported by more than 400 administrative staff.
Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas
at 0.9km (W)
The Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas (FORTH) is one of the largest research centers of Greece with well - organised facilities and a highly qualified staff. It functions under the supervision of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Hellenic Ministry of Development and consists of seven Research Institutes, which are located in various regions of Greece: Heraklion, Rethymno, Patras and Ioannina. The Foundation’s headquarters, as well as the Central Administration offices are located in Heraklion, Crete.
Technical Educational Institute of Crete (T.E.I)
at 2.3km (NE)
The TEI, located on the beautiful island of Crete, was founded in 1983 in order to provide Higher Technical Education to the students of Greece. Since then it has expanded and developed considerably, and now comprises the Schools of
Applied Technology (also in Chania and Rethimno)
Health & Welfare Services
Management & Economics (also in Agio Nikolao and Ierapetra) and
assisted by he Departments of General Sciences, Foreign Languages and Physical Education. Students at the TEI follow courses for 4 years including lectures and practical work in laboratories. In addition, they complete a work placement and dissertation before graduating.
Education at the TEI offers up to date training in technological subjects and prepares students to develop into skilled, responsible and qualified members of society. With a permanent teaching staff of 200 and approximately 10.000 students the TEI of Heraklion is a thriving academic community with an extensive library, student halls of residence, sport facilities and a health center.
P.O. Box 1939 IRAKLIO, Crete, Greece, GR 710 04 Tel: Fax: +30 281 0379328
Ammoudara Beach, Iraklion
at 3.4km (N)
The Hotel Australia is situated in the quiet seaside resort of Amoudara, Heraklion, Crete, just 300 meters from the 6 km-long sandy beach. A swimming pool with free sun beds to relax on are provided. Rooms at the family-run hotel offer balcony with views of the pool or the sea. Satellite TV is included.
Guests can enjoy a snack from the bar or a hot or cold drink. Cold meals are available throughout the day. A games room, playground and Wi-Fi access will keep you entertained.
Australia Hotel is about 6 Km away from Heraklion's International Airport and 5km from the main town Heraklion.
Hotel Rooms: 28
Creta Beach Hotel
Andrea Papandreou 74, 71414 Amoudara, Iraklion
at 3.5km (N)
Creta Beach is 4-star resort hotel offering spacious accommodation and great facilities on the 9km white sandy beach of Ammoudara; Heraklion is 5km away. This busy hotel has a great selection of guest accommodation on offer. Choose between the standard guest rooms, all with sea-facing balconies or the pretty bungalows which are situated in the hotel’s gardens.
Breakfast is included in the room rate and is served buffet style each morning. The sea view restaurant is also open for lunch and dinner and offers a great selection of Greek and international food.
Leisure facilities at the hotel include a large swimming pool and sun-bathing area, tennis courts and beach volleyball. There is also evening entertainment. For children, there is a separate swimming pool area and a mini-club.
The Creta Beach Hotel is well-positioned for exploring the surrounding area. There are many shops, tavernas and bars within walking distance.
Hotel Rooms: 150
Ammoudara Beach, Iraklion
at 3.6km (N)
Gorgona is a family run hotel that offer all the modern amenities. It has its own swimming pool, and is surrounded by its own gardens with lush tropical vegetation, that spread on 5000 sq. meters. There is also a lounge with TV, bar, restaurant, reception, pool bar and a large private parking area. The 39 rooms have their own balconies, private bath, central heating, air conditioning, TV, radio, refrigerator, telephone and safe box. Sandy beach is only 200m away. Open all year round
Mareblue Neptuno Beach Resort
Ammoudara Beach, Iraklion
at 3.6km (N)
The Mareblue Resort is situated along a 9 km sandy beach in Ammoudara. Just 11 km from Heraklion Airport and 6 km from the city centre, it offers rooms with pool or sea views, and a buffet restaurant. A variety of elegant rooms with tasteful furnishings are on offer at the Mareblue Neptuno. All come with a tea/coffee maker.
The all-inclusive Mareblue Neptuno Beach Resort offers a snack bar and pool bar offering wide range of snacks and drinks, operating almost all day long.
Deck chairs and umbrellas by the pool and the beach are free of charge. The Mareblue offers a great range of activities and sports including table tennis, badminton, volley and aerobics.
An entertainment area is situated near the pool bar, next to the swimming pool. The animation team provides a full day and evening programme for adults and children.
Hotel Rooms: 111,
Hotel Chain: Mareblue Hotels.
Akti Corali Hotel
Ammoudara Beach, Iraklion
at 3.7km (N)
Just 3 km from Heraklion and only 10 metres from Amoudara sandy beach, Akti Corali Hotel features a large outdoor pool with sun beds and umbrellas. All rooms are air conditioned. The bright and airy rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with sea and pool views. In-room media includes a 23-inch LCD TV, and direct dial telephone with free Wi-Fi access.
Guests can relax by the poolside and enjoy refreshing drinks or a filling snack from the bar. A shallow pool for children is also available.
Akti Corali Hotel is only 6 km from Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport. Free parking is available at the hotel, and guests can hire vehicles through reception.
Hotel Rooms: 32
Aptera Beach Hotel
at 3.8km (N)
Aptera Beach hotel is situated right on the beach of Amoudara, yet not far from the shops and nightlife, in the west coast of Heraklio. All rooms have balcony with a view to the sea, bathroom, telephone, and an electric fan. In addition, a satellite TV, safe and a fridge can also be provided with an extra cost.
Guests with laptops may make advantage of the free wireless internet access that is available in public areas of the hotel.
Also available are other facilities, including the hotel’s restaurant, bar and snack bar. On the beach there are parasols and sun beds.
Hotel Rooms: 20
at 3.8km (N)
Ammoudara (GR: Αμμουδάρα) is four kilometre long sandy beach that stretches from the west end of Heraklion to Linoperamata near the village of Gazi. The sand is fine and blond and extends several metres to the land and the sea is clear and safe. The predominant winds during the summertime are N, N-W usually "meltemi" that get more fresh at the western end of the beach, where the windsurf school is located. Along the shore there are hotels, some of them very large complexes, taverns, restaurants, bars, cafes etc that offer umbrellas and sun-beds on the beach. There are also lifeguards in some spots.
The area in general is touristic and offers a full range of facilities, among them the modern multiplex "Technopolis" with cinema and an open-air theater.
at 4km (N)
Located 40 metres from the beach of Ammoudara in Crete, Antonis Rooms features self-catered accommodation with free Wi-Fi and a private balcony. Breakfast is served in the garden’s dining area or in the rooms. Rooms are equipped with a TV and air conditioning and overlook the garden or the Cretan Sea. Each has a kitchenette with a fridge and a microwave oven. All units have a private bathroom with a hairdryer.
Coffee and drinks are served at the bar and there are BBQ facilities in the courtyard.
The centre of Heraklion is within 4 km from the Antonis. Shops, Cretan taverns and cafés are just 300 metres away. Staff at the 24-hour front desk can offer information on the ancient site of Knossos at 9 km. Free private parking is possible on site.
Hotel Rooms: 20
at 4.2km (NE)
Capacity: 26,240 (seated)- Location: The stadium is located in Heraklion (also: Iraklio) 3 km west of the city centre (at Lido beach)... The building began 15 years ago and the 2004 Olympic Games proved to be the golden opportunity for the Pancretan, as the Athens Organising Committee named it as one of the venues of the football tournament.
It was inaugurated on 31 March 2004, when it hosted an international friendly match between the National teams of Greece and Switzerland. The stadium is currently the second largest stadium of the country.
The stadium is actually part of a sports complex. A training ground with an 8-lane athletics track, Lido Indoor Hall, and a swimming pool are located right next to the Pancretan Stadium.
Union Of Agricultural Cooperatives Of Iraklion
at 4.4km (NE)
Established in 1927, AGRUNION is one of the largest agricultural cooperative unions of Greece, with 167 members of 1st degree and over 47.000 members (farmers). Its range of products include olive oil, wines, vinegar and table grapes, sold into the Greek and foreign markets. They are produced in new-built factories equipped with foremost technological equipment, totally owned by AGRUNION.
at 5.2km (NE)
The fortified enclosure of the Venetian Chandakas of the 15th century, which is still preserved today, is one of the most significant monuments of its kind in the whole Mediterranean basin.
Triangular in shape, with its base at the sea, the mighty enceinte has a perimeter of about 5.5 kilometres. The hallmark of the defensive layout are the bastions, linked by curtain walls decorated at many points by escutcheons and the lion of St. Mark, symbol of Venetian omnipotence. The gates in the enceinte, which served to link the town to the countryside, still stand as important architectural monuments.
To this day, the walls that withstood the Ottoman siege in the mid-17th century mark out the boundary of the old town.
Martinego Bastion - Kazantzakis tomb
at 5.3km (NE)
The bastion heart shaped in plan with an acute angle, has two "piazza bassa" and one cavalier. It defines the southeast and the highest part of the fortification. Its name is due to Gabriele Tadini Martinego (1520) who started the construction of a circular tower at the place of the later bastion. It was one of the strongest bastions (the others were that of Pantocratora and that of Vittouri) which also suffered the main attack and most of the bombardment from the Turks.
On the top of the bastion itself there was made a cavalier (which looks like a smaller bastion), whose main purpose was the better defense and control of the area around the bastion.
The grave of Nikos Kazantzakis, the famous Cretan writer, is situated on the highest point of the Venetian fortification at the Martinego cavalier. The inscription by the wooden cross reads: " I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free ", a phrase taken from "The Odyssey" which Kazantzakis considered as one of his most significant works.
The playgrounds of the Academy of the local football team "Ergotelis" are located today on the main bastion and in the ditch around the bastion are the botanical gardens of the city.
North - Central Crete
at 5.4km (E)
Iraklion (Heraklion or Herakleion GR: Ηράκλειον) is the largest urban centre in Crete, the capital of the region and the economic centre of the island. The first European civilisation, the Minoan civilisation, flourished on this land 5000 years ago. Currently the population of Iraklion is approximately 150.000 people. It is a very dynamic and cosmopolitan town, particularly during the summer period when thousands of visitors can be seen shopping in the market or visiting the museums and other places of interest. Today Heraklion is the top choice for tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. The city is also the commercial and scientific centre of the island. During the last 20 years the city has made remarkable progress in the academic and technological fields...
Kalokairinou 128, 71202 Heraklion
at 5.6km (NE)
Featuring rooms with free Wi-Fi, spacious lounge with bar and a 24-hour front desk, Iraklion Hotel is a modern, family run hotel centrally located in Heraklion.
Hotel Iraklion offers air-conditioned rooms equipped with satellite TV, refrigerator and hairdryer. Suites also include scales. 24-hour room service is also provided.
Iraklion Hotel is just 5 minutes from the port and 10 minutes from the airport. The Archaeological Museum abstains 2.5km from the hotel.
Hotel Rooms: 41
Manos Hatzidakis Open Theatre
at 5.6km (NE)
Behind the "N.Kazantzakis open theatre", in the low square of the Gate of Jesus, was made after the proposal of Manos Hatzidakis and the design of Dionysis Fotopoulos, the Small Open Theatre, that recently named after the famous composer. It is constructed in a way so that is not caused damage in the Venetian Walls, that have been characterized as preservable monuments. In the "Manos Hatzidakis open theatre" (400 - 450 seats), as in "N.Kazantzakis open theatre" a lot of important events took place during the Heraklion Summer Festival.
Agios Minas Cathedral
Iraklion Old Town
at 5.6km (NE)
The Cathedral of St. Minas:The small church of St. Minas did not meet the religious needs of the constantly growing Christian community, so the demand arose for the erection of a new cathedral. The plot for the new church used to be a garden that belonged to a Turk from whom it was bought. The architect was Athanasios Moussis and in 1862 the foundation stone of one of the most magnificent and impressive Greek churches was laid. The outbreak of the Cretan revolution of 1866 demanded the stopping of the building work which will continue in 1883 in order to be completed in 1895, when the inauguration of the exquisite temple took place. The church is of the cruciform type with a dome based on a high spandrel, while internally there are also elements of a three aisle basilica. It has two bell towers, one in the northeastern corner and the other in the southeastern one. The right aisle is dedicated to Apostle Titos and the left one to St. Ten Martyrs of Crete. The inside of the church has gone through many changes with new additions. With plans of the architect Anastasios Orlandos the woodcut icon screen was replaced by another one made of marble, the same happened with the bishop's seat. The religious painting of the church was assigned to St. Kartakis who followed faithfully the principles and the models of the Byzantine icon painting. The hundredth anniversary from the inauguration of the Cathedral Church of St. Minas (1995) was celebrated with every solemnity that is suited in an equal occasion and more specifically to one of the most glorious and imposing Greek churches.
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