The city of Heraklion is the capital of the island and administrative region of Crete and is one of the Mediterranean region's most fascinating and vibrant cities. It's location at the crossroads of three continents has historically made it a very important and influential city.
Today, Heraklion is facing the challenge of financial austerity that the whole of Greece has been suffering with over the past few years. This has resulted drastically fewer new business ventures in the city as well as many people and businesses choosing to go abroad. Heraklion however has several formidable assets that have been emphasised over the past few years in order to counteract this trend. None more so than tourism and the agricultural sector.