Iraklion (Crete)


Cruises to Iraklion (Crete)

Although it's on the Greek Island of Crete, Iraklion offers a wealth of Venetian architecture from their rule in the 13th century, including magnificent fortified walls. Don't miss the Minoan Palace of Knosos Knossos, immortalized in Greek Mythology by the legend of the Minotaur. Explore more of Iraklion on a European cruise!


  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Iraklion
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    Eastern European Time EET
    UTC/GMT +3 hours
  • Language
    The official language is Greek, but English is widely spoken.
  • Currency & Shopping
    Euro (EUR) Cash is often preferred. Shop for gold & silver jewelry, local embroidery, and handwoven rugs.
    • Famous For
      Visit the great Minoan ruins of the Palace of Knossos, famous as the home of the labyrinth where the Minotaur roamed.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Crete is the birthplace of actor John Aniston, star of the daytime soap opera Days of Our Lives, and father of actress Jennifer Aniston.
    • Fun Fact: Foodies
      Relax in a taverna over a dish of hearty moussaka or delicious souvlaki, washed down with local wine or beer.
    • Fun Fact: Landmarks
      Explore the stunning, mountain-fringed Lassithi plateau with its orchards, 7,000 windmills and ancient villages.

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