Iraklion is the biggest city in Crete with a population of almost 120,000 inhabitants. It concentrates most of the economical activity of the island, and is the main port of entry to Crete for the majority of visitors. The Iraklion airport receives approximately 15% of the total tourist traffic of Greece. The city of Iraklion is built on the side of a hill overlooking the port and it's a climb to the center of town. Like most cities there are local buses, traffic lights, plenty of cars and trucks, hotels, shops, restaurants, fast food and a tremendous central market in the center of town. The square of Elefteriou Venizelou is a pedestrian area jam-packed with cafes and restaurants and if you wander through the small back streets that are mostly closed to automobile traffic you will come across some fascinating shops.
Go take a motorcoach trip in one of Crete's favorite ports Iraklion. On this
trip go visit the old stomping ground of the Minoan civilization and visit the
former palace of King Minos.
If your into foreign history go see the Archaeological Museum of Iraklion. Or the Historical Museum of Crete.
For night time fun stroll the famous Mediterranean volta or the Marina Cafe. Either one will be a blast so enjoy this historical port.