GEOGRAPHIC-ENVIRONMENTAL DATA The port of Heraklion,in relation to its geographic placement and the established international navigational lines,is located on a privileged position. Crete is situated in the center of the eastern part of the Mediterranean basin,on the section of the international navigational line Gibraltar-Suez-Black Sea-Mediterranean.
Heraklion and its port is in the middle of the north coast of Crete, where the most important cities,and the biggest part of financial and all of transportational activities have developed. The most important activity center is Heraklion and the basic transportational port of the island is the port of Heraklion. In the environmental placement of the Greek ports Heraklion deviates from the policy that has been followed on the Greek Mainland ports that have been placedalong the east and west coast,relatively close to each other,with road and railway links,and with mutual support and competition that has been extended to these ports and to the road transportation.