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Heraklion is the biggest city (about 141 thousand inhabitants) and the capital of the island, is favorably is in the central part of the island. Such location is convenient from an administrative point of view, and for transport accessibility to the other regions. There are all year round flights to the island from major cities of Greece and the other countries.

Heraklion is very attractive in terms of investment in residential and commercial real estate; one of the three international airports of the island is located here, along with the seaport, two large public hospitals, universities and prestigious private educational institutions, as well as a large shopping center. In the vicinity of the capital there are tourist areas and numerous archaeological sites from the days of Venetian rule. The main cultural heritage of Heraklion is the Palace of Knossos and the Labyrinth of the Minotaur. The Archaeological Museum of the city contains a large collection of artifacts of the Minoan civilization. The region is also famous for its winemaking; a lot of wine is exported from here.

Today, apartments, townhouses, villas, hotels, or land in Heraklion, are one of the best investment options in real estate in Crete. Apart from the broad tourism infrastructure, Heraklion has another major advantage: it’s a city of students, accepting new temporary and permanent residents every year. This means that apartments for rent in Heraklion are always in high demand.

Another important tourism attractions of the region are popular Cretan resorts, such as Agia Pelagia, Anisaras, and Hersonissos. Properties in the tourist Cretan villages of Gouves, Anisaras, as well as in villages with excellent sea view like Malia and Stalida, are a stable source of income.

If you’ve made a decision to buy property in Greece, you should note that a villa in Crete, a hotel in Hersonissos or a townhouse in cozy resort Kokkini Hani, can be a promising option for a long-term business as well as year-round living.

Outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy fun-filled holidays by the sea and rich nightlife, are attracted to resorts such as Hersonissos, Malia and Stalida. Here you can find broad beaches with large and small pebbles, or sandy beaches with a gentle entry into the water. If you think of buying an apartment or a land plot in Hersonissos, you should note that outside the town the best hotels of the island are located, with moderate and calm life. This respectable piece of the coast deserves particular attention in case you are planning to buy a house in Crete, whether it is an apartment near the beach, a villa overlooking the sea, or a hotel.

The region is very popular among the citizens of Western European countries who have made a decision to buy a home by the sea (or a hotel on the island, like in the famous musical!). Mountain villages such as Ano Hersonissos, Koutouloufari and Piskopiano, with many traditional taverns, shops and family-run hotels, are also in high demand.

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