Heraklion is the largest urban centre in Crete with approximately 175,000 people, the capital of the region and the economic centre of the island. The town enjoys of a dynamic and imaginative combination of natural beauty climate, strategic position, cultural heritage and scientific background what has created an appropiate environment to suport a particular mechanism with which to in add value to the broader entrepreneurial activity in the region and stimulate the local economy. Today Heraklion is the top choice for tourist destinations in the Mediterranean thanks to strategic geopolitical position connecting three continents and many different cultures, furthermore the city is also the commercial and scientific centre of the island.

Crete is the largest island in Greece, and the fifth largest one in the Mediterranean Sea. Here, you can admire the remnants of brilliant civilizations, explore glorious beaches, impressive mountainscapes, fertile valleys and steep gorges, and become part of the island’s rich gastronomic culture. Crete is, after all, a small universe teeming with beauties and treasures that you will probably need a lifetime to uncover!


Asterion Hotel is conveniently located on Ikarou avenue, in the center of Nea Alikarnassos, Heraklion, Crete. The hotel is right across the bus stop to the city center, port, airport and all cities/villages of Crete. There is also a taxi station in front of the Asterion Hotel.

  • Heraklion Airport: 1,5 km
  • Heraklion Port: 1,5 km
  • City center: 2 km
  • Archaeological Museum: 2 km
  • Beach of Karteros: 5 km
  • Archaeological Site of Knossos: 10 km
  • Super market: 100 m
  • Bank: 5 m
  • Post office: 5 m
  • Restaurants-cafes-shops: 50 m
  • Taxi station: 10 m
  • Bus stop: outside the hotel


Asterion Hotel is blessed with an excellent location, just 3 minutes drive from the International Airport of Heraklion, 5 min. from the Port of Heraklion and only 7 min. from the city center. This unique location, allows you to reach the Asterion Hotel very easy either from Ikarou avenue, the Highway or the Nearchos avenue.

Internal transportation around Crete by Intercity Bus:

Internal transportation around Crete by Bus: Crete has a well-developed transportation system. 
From just across the Asterion hotel, you can take the buses to any area in Crete.

By Ferry Boat:
  • From Piraeus Port: 
Tel. +30 210 414 7800
  • Heraklion (Iraklion) Port: 
Tel. +30 280 244-934
  • Heraklion is also connected by boat to the Cyclades Islands. For more information about boat schedules, go to www.portheraklion.gr
By Airplane:
  • From the Athens International Airport: Tel. +30 210 353 0000
  • From Thessaloniki Airport: Tel. + 30 2310 985 000
  • Heraklion Airport: Tel. +30 2810 397800
  • Crete also is connected by airplane to the following islands: Rhodes, Mykonos and Santorini.
For more information about flight schedules, go to www.aia.gr.
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