About Crete and Heraklion
It is noteworthy that Crete Fertility Centre is located in one of the biggest and & most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean, Crete. Thus, it is not surprising that couples travelling to this familiar holiday destination find that the tranquil setting on this beautiful island lessens the inevitable anxiety and tension of imminent fertility treatment.
In the southernmost part of Greece, the island of Crete lies in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea. Crete is a blessed land that for thousands of years has been the cultural and commercial crossroads of three continents, Europe, Asia and Africa.
In the birthplace of Zeus, bloomed the glorious Minoan civilization and lived great personalities of culture such as the great painter Domenicos Theotokopoulos, (called "El Greco") and Nikos Kazantzakis the author known for his Zorba the Greek.
Crete is a spirited and enchanting place with a wonderful climate. Ravishing scenery, picturesque harbours, ancient Minoan palaces and Byzantine churches are but a few of Crete's pleasures. Add to that the friendliness of the Cretan people and one has the setting to experinece a memorable destination.
"Out in the dark blue sea there lies a land called Crete, a rich and lovely land, washed by the waves on every side..." --- Homer's "The Odyssey"
The prefecture of Heraklion lies between the prefectures of Rethymnon and Lasithi. Its capital is also Heraklion and the biggest town of Crete. It has approximately 150,000 inhabitants. It concentrates the biggest economical activity of the island and attracts many tourists every year. There are so many sites which are worth visiting that you can't decide where to go first. Heraklion has been inhabited since antiquity.
The ancient towns of Knossos, Phaestos, Malia etc. will bring you to the Minoan era. The Venetian monuments throughout the town give Heraklion a charming image. Should you come to Heraklion, you mustn't miss visiting the newly restored archaeological museum.
Heraklion is a very active city, where you can enjoy whatever comes into your mind. The best night life, cinemas, restaurants, luxury hotels, bungalows and anything that you will need to have wonderful vacations.
The plains of Messara give you the opportunity to enjoy the view of numerous fruit trees of all varieties and smell the air of unique natural environment.
If you love nature and the sea, there are so many beaches in the north and south of the prefecture, they will surely cast a spell on you.