Living in Heraklion, Greece:
Tips for Moving and Visiting

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If you've been wondering what it's like to live in or visit Heraklion, the Crowdsourced Explorer community can help. We asked four people living in Heraklion what someone who is considering moving to or visiting there should know. Here are their pros and cons, tips, and advice:

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Heraklion is a serene city on the beautiful island of Crete. It is a dream destination for many as it provides visitors with a warm climate, beautiful scenery, and inviting and kind people. Despite that, someone who moves here might face difficulties adjusting to daily life in the city, extremely hot sun, and limited jobs. rental prices are extremely high and the language is difficult for non-natives.

Gregory, says: 2020

It’s a very beautiful city, although it is full of rubbish. The people are nice and friendly with visitors. Especially with those from other countries. The city is full of tourists during summer. Heraklion is also well-known for its cuisine. It is based on the Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.

Angela, says: 2020

Heraklion is full of character, bustling with street cafes and world-class restaurants. The city center is great for shopping, with most of the fashion chain stores present and local shops selling more distinctive quirky products such as jewelry. The people are friendly and interested in you (most of the time!). Prices range from cheap to expensive, and you usually get what you pay for.

There are low paying jobs and extremely traditional people. Technology is lacking when it comes to most adults over 40 years of age. Many adults are quite racist and judge others easily. Crime is not very common and whatever crime is committed is not likely associated with death, or serious injury.

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