This port has ben a hotspot of maritime trade for nearly five millennia. It is located at the center of Heraklion Prefecture’s northern coast right next to the island’s capital. During the 20th century, it was expanded to the east of the antique harbor. The 700 hundred year old fortified Venetian Harbor now stands as a modern marina and recreation area. With mooring berths organised by the Heraklion Yacht Club, this historic harbor area can accommodate yachts of up to 13m. As well as the smart basic facilities, the Heraklion Marina has a perfect location if you would like to step ashore and enjoy learning about the ancient culture at the town centre. Venetian harbor of Heraklion still serves two purposes: It is used both by fishing boats as an anchorage point and as a marina for sailing vessels and yachts. It is quite busy during the high season, so space can be limited. But after the addition of a floating wharf for yachts, more vessels can now be accommodated.
Heraklion Marina is home to the Heraklion Sailing and Yacht Clubs, where frequent races are held.
It is a well-organised establishment that offers parking facilities, security sevices, a cafe, water and electricity, fuel and a slipway.
Because the marina is right in the heart of Heraklion, it is just a few minutes’ walk from the city center and the market. This is one of the major advantages that the guests of the marina enjoy.
Ηeraklion Port Authority also operates a fishing vessel shelter and a small marina for pleasure boats & small yachts situated in the Venetian antique harbor.
Fishing boat berths are located on the western side of the marina, along the fortified quay. Berths for private leisure craft and yachts of up to 20 meters long are located on the opposite side of the antique harbor in three floating docks, along the southern pier and along the western side of the harbor's fortified (Minor Koulé) entrance quay. Larger private yachts berth on the eastern side of the harbor's fortified quay.
Most sections of the marina are equipped to supply drinking water and electrical power. There are also slipways, parking areas, storage space and a yacht repair facility that operates in Quay V.