Iraklia is a beautiful small island in the Cyclades. It is an ideal place for the ones seeking serenity and relaxation on their holidays. You can enjoy scuba diving, swimming and good food on the island. The island is scenic with traditional little houses but also some rooms to let, taverns and bars. It is worth visiting the Agios Ioannis cave with the stalactites and the stalagmites, which is incredibly impressive. Moreover, take a walk at the old Castle, the church of the Mother of God and Prophet Ilias. The lovers of nature and hiking will find everything they are looking for in Iraklia. If you too want to spend unforgettable holidays in Iraklia, all you have to do is book your ferry tickets now.
The Iraklia Port
You can easily take a ferry from Piraeus and the surrounding islands to Iraklia. You can also book your ferry tickets online via Greeceport.com for a more comfortable and carefree journey. It takes about 7 hours for a conventional ferry to reach Iraklia while a speedboat is there in 4 hours and 30 minutes. Agios Georgios, the Iraklia port, is one of the settlements of the island.
Connection With Other Islands
You can now book ferry tickets online for Iraklia via Greeceport.com. If you plan to travel during July and August, it’s best if you have booked several days or weeks earlier to avoid hitches. You should also know that round-trip/return ferry tickets come with a considerable discount.
There is no public transportation in Iraklia and travelling on foot is very easy since the island is relatively small and has only one central road. There are no taxis either in Iraklia and to visit some beaches you can take some of the boats of the island.
The simple beauty
In the beautiful Iraklia, you will meet two settlements, St. George’s, which is also the island’s port and Iraklia or Chora. The simplicity in buildings is the dominant feature and the one that gives an even more special beauty to the small island of the Cyclades. Although it’s not a big island, will you have enough things to do and several places to visit. The ruins of the Venetian castle, Saint George and the cave of Saint John, with rich stalactite decoration, are just two of these places!
In Heraclia (Iraklia) you will swim in clear crystal waters and you will enjoy the sun, the endless sandy beaches and the beauty of nature. The golden sand beaches of Saint George, Vorini Spilia, Kolpos Livadi and the pebbled beaches of Tourkopigado, Karvounolakos, haven Mericha, are really amazing. The speedboat leaves from St George for the tour of the island, passes from the Bay of Tourkopigado where the homonymous beach lies. For those who have their boat, we should note that the passages are difficult and require attention. As for the beach of Heraclia, it has pebbles and the blue waters reflect the rays of the sun, creating unique and unforgettable images.
In Iraklia, as in most of the islands, the fresh fish have first place on the table and are cooked in various ways. Moreover, we suggest the delicious meletinia, which are small cheese pies with mizithra cheese, egg and sugar, the pitaridia, a kind of noodles and the lamb stuffed with rice, raisins and walnuts in the oven. Don’t forget to taste the local beans that the island’s farmers grow without pesticides and fertilizers.
Happy Holidays in Iraklia!!!
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