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Heraklion at a glance

A modern European city with great history!

Heraklion is the largest city and port of Crete, has a history of many centuries, a history that gave to the city a unique character and an unmatched charm. A charm to be discovered at every step of yours, from the old Venetian town to the modern European capital and from the beautiful beaches to the colourful nature.

Heraklion is one of the Greek cities with the longer history. Here was developed the Minoan civilization. The palace of Knossos is located a few kilometers away from the Aquila Atlantis Hotel and it is full of fascinating myths, from the Labyrinth with the Minotaur to Daedalus and Icarus. Heraklion is a mosaic of civilizations, an alloy of Arabic, Byzantine and Venetian influences!

Heraklion, beyond its glorious past, nowadays is a reference city for modern Greece. During the Olympic Games of 2004, Heraklion was one of the Olympic cities.

Heraklion is a city of European status, easily accessible and friendly to visitors throughout the year, offering a range of modern facilities and options. It combines significant business activity, shops selling famous brands, intense nightlife and an exemplary infrastructure for hosting conferences and exhibitions. For years, Aquila Atlantis Hotel is a model-hotel in organizing successful conferences.

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