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TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Heraklion Port as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Heraklion port is situated at the center of Heraklion Prefecture’s northern coast and adjacent to island’s capital.
The modern Heraklion port was firstly established in the 20th century and expanded eastwards of its older predecessor, the 700-year-old Venetian port that now serves as an attraction and a place of pleasure. Heraklion port is the second largest and busiest harbour in Greece after Piraeus.
The port is conveniently located along the middle part of the Cretan highway that serves the northern part of the island. The highway offers an easy getaway to the towns of Agios Nikolaos, Sitia, Kissamos, Rethymnon, Chania and Heraklion. It is busy all-year-round with an approximate number of 2 million visitors annually. The port services very popular routes such as Piraeus-Athens, Thessaloniki and a number of Aegean islands. Itineraries are regular and for other major ports, ships depart daily.
The Harbour hosts visitors for both touristic purposes and commercial activities. It possesses an array of facilities for the convenience of all travellers. In close proximity to the port, one can find in abundance shops, cafes and restaurants within a short walking distance.
The port is an 'umbrella' term covering both the new Heraklion Ferry Port and the old Venetian Harbour. The 'Castello a Mare' more widely known as Koules is a significant walled structure marking the entrance to the old Venetian port. The fortress dates back to the 16th century and is presumed that Cretan rebels were tortured in its underground chambers by mercenaries of the Ottoman Empire during the times of Crete's occupation. The Heraklion old town is located nearby, thus after a visit to the Fortress travellers can enjoy a walk through the vibrant streets of the city or taste some delicacies prepared by the friendly and hospitable locals.
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TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Makri Gialos as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Makry Gialos is a famous seaside resort in southeast Crete, in Lassithi Prefecture, 58km southeast of Agios Nikolaos and 23km east of Ierapetra.
Starting as a humble harbour disconnected by any road network until the 50s, Makrigialos has faced such development that now stands as one of the largest and most popular destinations of South-east Crete. Numerous businesses operate in the village, so the visitors can choose from an array and variety of hotels, taverns, restaurants, bars, cafes, supermarkets and bakeries. Also, ATMs are widely available.
The key asset that drove up Makrigilos' popularity is the beautiful and shallow beaches in and around the surrounding area and the magnificent mountain range of Thripti that ascends in the horizon north of the village. The main beach of Makrigialos lies in front of Analipsi and its 1km long. The official name of the beach is 'Makrigialos' but some locals refer to it as 'Hani' or simply 'Long Beach'. The beach is adorned by thick layers of golden sand and is well-organized. Here you can find a selection of cafes and restaurants, umbrellas and sunbeds, shower facilities, water sports and shady tamarisk trees. The temperature of the water is quite high even in winter times and the waters are shallow and calm, thus making the beach of Analipsi ideal for families with children.
West of the village and behind the harbour, lies a little-known beach named Kalamokanias, paved with coarse sand. North of the port, in Katovigli, you can find a small sandy beach, which is considered the extension of Makrigialos beach. Katovigli is also well organized and free umbrellas and sunbeds are installed for beach-goers.
Apart from the gorgeous coastline, visitors should not miss the ancient ruins of the Roman villa, dating back to the 2nd century. This site is quite unique from an architectural perspective and visitors can admire the remnants of some elaborate Roman baths and mosaics.
The village location is also exquisite as it faces an impressive mountain backdrop. Visitors can visit some of the local gorges which are equally as rewarding as the more famous Samaria Gorge. After a hike, visitors can enjoy time at the village harbour, sit in a cafe and just watch the world go by. Makry Gialos is an ideal place for relaxing holidays away from the mass tourism.
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