Heraklion (Iraklion) The biggest and most populated prefecture in Crete is Heraklion. Rent a car in Heraklion to start an unprecedented quest of valleys, endless olive groves and vineyards, but also magnificent coastal sceneries, archeological sites and treasures, natural wealth and a lot more... Heraklion has the best organized tourist structure that can accommodate visitors all year long.
Fragokastelo (ie the castle of the Franks) is one of the most famous beaches of Crete, famous for the local Venetian castle on the beautiful beach and the legendary ghosts of Drosoulites. It is located 13km east of Hora Sfakion, 80km southeast of Chania, in a small valley south of the White Mountains. The main beach of Frangokastelo is truly magnificent, with sand and shallow turquoise waters, ideal for children.