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Herakleia Travel Guide - Best of Herakleia Island: History, beaches, places to visit & more.

 
...The waters of the Lesser Cyclades are among the most protected in the Aegean, shielded from the north winds by the great bulk of Naxos , and they can have the appearance of a lake in the middle of a ring of mountains and hills. Almost one third of the Early Cycladic figurines known today comes from the uninhabited island of Keros. Donousa and Herakleia are havens of tranquillity, while Schinousa and Koufonisi are developing fast into centres for visitors...

 

Herakleia Island is part of the Lesser Cyclades group


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access

Herakleia Island, Greece.

By boat: for such small islands as these, the ferry-services are frequent. The main-stay of communications is the F/B Express Skopelitis (with capacity for a small number of vehicles), which leaves Katapola on Amorgos daily in the early morning, and plies the route to Naxos, via Koufonisi, Schinousa, and Herakleia, returning (3pm) down the same line from Naxos: three days a week the route also includes Donousa.
Blue Star Ferries follows the same route three times weekly, con tinuing directly to Piraeus from Naxos.
Donousa is less well-connected, with one weekly service to Piraeus (7 hrs: currently Mondays) with Blue Star Ferries, and three weekly connections to Naxos and Amorgos (Mon, Wed, Fri) with the Express Skopelitis.

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eating

Herakleia Island, Greece.

To Steki, the taverna-cumbakery in Panaghiá, serves the best home-cooking with fresh cheeses, fava and goat dishes on the menu.
In Aghios Giorgios, To Pefko has good fare and an attractive position

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practical info

Herakleia Island, Greece.

843 00
Herakleia: area 18sq.km
perimeter 29km
resident population 133
max. altitude 419 m.
Port Authority: T. 22850 22300 (Naxos).
Travel and in formation: Gavalas Travel, T. 22850 71561, www. iraklia.gr

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further reading

Herakleia Island, Greece.

For a sense of the variety of readings and animated academic de bate surrounding Early Cycladic figurines, see: Colin Renfrew, The Cycladic Spirit: Masterpieces from the Nicholas Goulandris Collection, New York, 1991; Pat Getz Gentle, Personal Styles in Early Cycladic Sculpture, University of Wisconsin Press 2001; Cyprian Broodbank, An Island Archaeology of the Early Cyclades, Cambridge Uuniversity Press, 2002.

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