Welcome to the Iraklion cruise port guide. Iraklion or Heraklion is the capital city of Crete. Crete is the largest and most populous of all the Greek islands. The modern city of Iraklion has over 5000 years of history and currently 175.000 inhabitants. Heraklion is known throughout Greece for its tourism, financial fortune and history with the Minoan civilisation. Crete is the biggest island of Greece. It is 260 km / 160 miles long and 56 km / 35 miles at its widest point. It is a gorgeous island with a variety of beautiful landscapes and a lot of historical sights. Find out what to see and do in this incredible cruise destination.