Heraklion is the capital and political center of Crete. It’s a city with that is surrounded by proof of its rich history and culture.

Heraklion has around 220.000 residents, in the wider area and is one of the biggest in Greece.

Voutes University campus

4 kilometers from the Heraklion city center

Natural History Museum of Crete

Open to the public, the Museum of Natural History of Crete is located near the center of Heraklion, by the sea.

Basic numbers


students of UOC

visitors (2018)

population (2011)

Virtual tour of Heraklion