The Prefecture of Heraklion covers the Central part of Crete; its extent is 2.640 square klm, the coast line 250 klm approximately, and it counts circa 300.000 permanent residents.
It is divided in 7 provinces: Viannou, Kainourghiou, Monofatsiou, Maleviziou, Temenous, Pyrghiotissis, and Pediados. Heraklion is the capital city of the prefecture.Heraklion is a very wealthy place.
Along with the traditional agricultural and cattle breeding activities, which used to be the main occupations of the locals in the past, tourism is today one of the main economic resources.
The area attracts a lot of visitors all year round, both Greeks, for business or vacation, and people from abroad, mainly from Europe. The history of the area starts as early as the Neolithic times.
Unique sea view holiday houses in the greek island of Crete!
Magic swimming pool villas at Elounda at Mirabello bay!
Vacations of style to remember!