With three days in Heraklion (aka Iraklio), you can discover the area’s 4,000 years of history, savor the local cuisine, wander landscapes like the Samaria Gorge—and even visit another island.
Gournes, Heraklion, Crete, 710 03
Former American Base, Gournes, Heraklion. Open daily
May–Sept 9.30am–9pm, Oct–Apr 9.30am–5pm. Admission adults €9; seniors & children aged between five–17 €6, under fives go free. The aquarium is 14 km (8.75 miles) east of Heraklion and is best accessed by car; the route from the city center is marked by brown signposts. Car parking is available.