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LOCATION
The Galaxy is conveniently located on Dimokratias Avenue one of Heraklion’s most cosmopolitan and central thoroughfares.  We are located within easy access from the Airport, Port and the highways and the Historic City center is only a stroll away.  Our location is ideal for business and leisure with all the major sights within easy access and several businesses in the vicinity.  Our location is central without the hustle, noise and other downtown urban nuisances.

PLACES TO VISIT & DISTANCES

General
Heraklion Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport (HER) 6 km
Chania Daskalogiannis International Airport (CHQ) 150 km
Heraklion International Port 1 km
Eastern Regional Bus Station (KTEL of Eastern Crete) 1 km
Western Regional Bus Station (KTEL of Western Crete) 1 km
City Local Bus Stop 0 m
Taxi rank 0 m
Banks / ATMs 20 m
Agios Nikolaos and Elounda 70 km
Rethymnon 80 km
Chania 140 km

Leisure
Heraklion Historic City Center 500 m
Archaeological Museum of Heraklion 600 m
Minoan Palace of Knossos 6 km
Historical Museum of Crete 1,5 km
Natural History Museum of Heraklion 1,5 km
Nikos Kazantzakis Grave (Martinengo Hill) 1 km
Central Market 1866 Street 800 m
Koules Venetian Fortress, Marina and Port 1 km
Venetian Loggia 1 km
St. Minas Cathedral 1 km
St. Titus Cathedral 1 km
Beaches 5 km
Wineries 15 km
Horse riding club 7 km
Cretaquarium (Crete Aquarium) 15 km
Water Park 25 km
Crete Golf Club 25 km
Pancretan Olympic Stadium 5 km
Minoan Palaces of Phaestos and Gortys 70 km

Business
University of Crete (Voutes Heraklion main Campus) 15 km
University of Crete (Knossos Campus) 5 km
FORTH (ITE) – Foundation for Research and Technology 15 km
Industrial Area of Heraklion 5 km


DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From Heraklion Airport (HER) – via National Highway E-75
1. Leave Airport towards highway (E-75 is the highway that connects the Northern coast of Crete from Chania to Agios Nikolaos) with direction to Heraklion/Irakleio/Ηράκλειο.  Entrance to E-75 is via short road that starts at Airport exit (there is an Air Force base gate at the beginning of this road) and leads inlands – ramp to enter highway is on the right after about 300 m.
2. Driving west for about 4 km take the second exit for Heraklion/Knossos/Ηράκλειο/Κνωσσός (ramp on the right) to Heraklion.
3. At the end of the ramp turn right at traffic lights (on your left will be the highway bridge over you) to Heraklion.
4. Continue straight (this is Knossou Avenue/Λεωφόρος Κνωσσού) through next traffic lights.
5. After the traffic lights in about 200 m veer to the right onto the overpass (overhead sign towards Centre/Κέντρο).
6. You will enter Dimokratias Avenue/Λεωφόρος Δημοκρατίας at the end of the overpass (traffic lights).
7. Continue straight for about 200 m through second traffic lights.
Galaxy is on your right!

From Heraklion Port
1. Exit Ferry port straight through the traffic lights into Ethnikis Antistaseos Avenue/Λεωφόρος Εθνικής Αντιστάσεως (you will cross the coastal highway).
2. As you enter Ethnikis Antistaseos/Εθνικής Αντιστάσεως you will see a big, circular building on your right (ATE Bank) and then an old brick factory at the traffic lights (these will be the second lights you come across).  McDonalds is on the opposite right corner.
3. Continue on Ethnikis Antistaseos/Εθνικής Αντιστάσεως for about 600 m.  You will go through two more traffic lights (at the second lights there will be an ELTA/ΕΛΤΑ Post Office on your right).
4. At these lights (Post Office) turn right and drive uphill veering to the left.
5. At the traffic light at the top of the hill turn left, into Dimokratias Avenue/Λεωφόρος Δημοκρατίας.
6. After about 50 m Galaxy is on your left!  You are allowed to turn left into our street.

From Agios Nikolaos and Eastern Crete – via National Highway E-75
1. You will already be on E-75 coming from the East.
2. Take the exit for Heraklion/Knossos/Ηράκλειο/Κνωσσός (ramp on the right) to Heraklion.
3. At the end of the ramp turn right at traffic lights (on your left will be the highway bridge over you) to Heraklion.
4. Continue straight (this is Knossou Avenue/Λεωφόρος Κνωσσού) through next traffic lights.
5. After the traffic lights in about 200 m veer to the right onto the overpass (overhead sign towards Centre/Κέντρο).
6. You will enter Dimokratias Avenue/Λεωφόρος Δημοκρατίας at the end of the overpass (traffic lights).
7. Continue straight for about 200 m through second traffic lights.
Galaxy is on your right!

From Chania – Rethymnon and Western Crete – via National Highway E-75
1. You will already be on E-75 coming from the West.
2. Take the exit for Heraklion/Knossos/Ηράκλειο/Κνωσσός (ramp on the right) to Heraklion.
3. At the top of the ramp (traffic lights) turn left (you will be on the bridge overpassing the highway) to Heraklion.
4. Continue straight to the end of the downhill to next traffic lights.  At lights turn left (this is Knossou Avenue/Λεωφόρος Κνωσσού).
5. After the traffic lights in about 200 m veer to the right onto the overpass (overhead sign towards Centre/Κέντρο).
6. You will enter Dimokratias Avenue/Λεωφόρος Δημοκρατίας at the end of the overpass (traffic lights).
7. Continue straight for about 200 m through second traffic lights.
Galaxy is on your right!