Historical Center and Port
Heraklion is a small city, with a hot mediterranean climate. The city center lies around the port and its 15th century venetian Fortress, the Koules. Some pickpockets have been reported in this area, as well as in transportation hubs (ferries boarding hull and airport).
Warnings & Dangers
OVERALL RISK : LOW
Heraklion is a very safe city. With a rating of 75% Greece, is ranked 39th out of 162 on the ranking of the safest and most dangerous countries.
PICKPOCKETS RISK : MEDIUM
There is some pickpocket-related risk in Heraklion. A few simple precautions will minimize your chances of being pickpocketed.
MUGGING RISK : MEDIUM
Heraklion is a safe city regarding mugging and kidnapping risks, although some areas are best to be avoided at night.
SCAMS RISK : LOW
There are virtually no scammers in Heraklion. Still, be aware of “gold ring” tricks, fake petitions, groups of teenagers acting strangely or trying to distract you; and people offering help with your luggage.
TRANSPORT & TAXIS RISK : MEDIUM
There might be some risk while taking public transport in Greece, and fake taxis can be an issue sometimes.
NATURAL DISASTERS RISK : LOW
There can be some rare natural hazards (earthquakes) in Greece.
TERRORISM RISK : LOW
Heraklion is a very safe city in respect to terrorist threats.
WOMEN TRAVELERS RISK : MEDIUM
Heraklion is mostly safe for women travelling in the city, although some rare sexual harassment has been reported to the US embassy.