FRESH & UNIQUE is a unique concept in presenting information for people everywhere who love Heraklion.

Η ιστοσελίδα για όσους αγαπούν το Ηράκλειο!

When I moved from England to Crete
a few years ago and first discovered Heraklion, I was really impressed by the cosmopolitan capital city and all it had to offer. However, there didn't seem to be a website that reflected this and certainly nothing comprehensive in English, so my objective was to design & build a simple website with information and listings which are fresh, accurate and up-to-date for in and around the City of Heraklion.

We are a small but dedicated team and special thanks for their help go to:
Chantal Anthonis,
Kathy Julian, Kallia Katsampoxaki, Michalis Manassakis, Mary Rose James, Vaggelis Mixalaki, Fotini Alexakis, Kyrstyn Kralovec, Kostas Skourellos, Carol Maxwell, Xrisanna Karelli, Kostas Karnikis, Stavros Kons, Rajiv Shah, Graham Hodgetts, Yorgis Androulakis, Victoria Trzeciak, Xrysa Tsikandilaki, Nikos Gigourtakis and Papatya Papadopoulos.

And thanks to you too from us here at NowHeraklion for your visit today!


Clive Birch : Founder


In June 2014 we celebrated our 4th birthday. It was a very special occasion held at the Bethlehem Gate Open-Air Theatre within the Venetian Walls that surround the city of Heraklion, generously provided to us by the Municipality of Heraklion.

We called it 'Tessera Night' and we showed 4 short films with Cretan themes, starting the evening with some cool music from DJ Quickaras and finishing with live music by popular Heraklion band 'Respiro'. Think-Tank kindly provided the bar and Costis Boulangerie-Patisserie provided a free buffet of delicious Cretan specialities - see photos from the event here.

A great team helped in organising the event and helping on the night, including our good friends Nikos Tsagarakis, George Antonakis, Lefteris Kotzabasakis, Roberta Bellante, Eirini Panteri, Manolis Kritsotakis, James Hoyle, Antonis Kounenos, Kallia Nikolidaki, Kostas Dimakis, Yannis Syntichakis, Kostas Karnikis and Chantal Anthonis.

Many thanks to all our valued collaborators:
Anek Superfast, Bakaliko Restaurant, Ben & Jerry's, Costis Patisserie Boulangerie, Dream Events, The Galaxy Hotel, Gringos Mexican Restaurant, Herbs' Garden Restaurant, Insurance Line, Jabuba Films, Med Cafe & Restaurant, Mousiko Kanali, Think Tank Cafe-Bar.


In December 2011 we launched a unique Photo Contest with the theme "Christmas in Heraklion". We were looking for 12 great photos, each of which was awarded one of 12 prizes donated by our generous sponsors.

All the photographs submitted were viewed by a panel of five judges consisting of Zaharenia Atzitzikaki (Web Designer), Ellen Weijers (Artist Photographer), Kallia Platyrrachou (Architect), Nikos Katzilakis (Journalist) and Graham Hodgetts (Photographer). The winning photos were then exhibited at the Avant Garde Café-Bar in Heraklion - see photos from the opening evening here.

Many thanks to all our valued sponsors;
Lexis Bookstore, Sony Center Sakelaris, Brillant Restaurant, Boutari Winery, Cook Shop Koyzinika, Macaroni Cucina Italiana, Plaisio, The Copy Shop, Technopolis Mutiplex, Theorein Music Restaurant, AG Artistsitra.


In August 2010 we organised a fund-raising event for the local charity 'Rodanthos'. The concert was staged at the Pagopoieion 'First Floor Underground' in Heraklion and featured Korina Legaki, Panos Tsikos, Emmanuel Pascalodimitrakis, Women In Black ('Aetogiannis' Panagiotakis), Papias Mitsos, Will ‘Cliff’ Chandler and Giorgos Tsitsimis who all kindly donated their services for free.
See photos from the night here

We also had an exhibition of paintings by artists Kostas Moudatsos and Barbara Daling, wine tasting by Tamiolakis Wines and Spyridon Patisserie provided complimentary ice-creams during the interval!

The event was a big success and we hope to organise a similar concert again sometime, so watch this space!


As our aim has always been to provide a simple yet effective website for Heraklion, we do not sell advertising space that
would take away from this concept. Nor do we support 'Google Ads' which so often clutter up websites!

However, we are always interested in hearing from companies and organisations who would like to collaborate with us by offering our many website visitors; event listings, special offers and competition prizes.

Our collaborators include:
Municipality of Heraklion, Tamiolakis Wines, Odeon Cinemas, Boutari Winery, Technopolis Cinema Group, Lato Boutique Hotel, Mihalis Tzouganakis, Amazone Village Suites, Holiday On Ice, Fysalida Dance Company, Macaroni Restaurant, FreeVox, MONITOR, The Institute of Cultural Exchange Athens, Yacht Café Restaurant,, Hoppy Feet, CretAquarium, The Mediterranean Festival of Arts, Pagopoieion Bar-Restaurant, Victoria Hislop, Kritamon Restaurant, Dokimakis Bookstore and Anek-Superfast - to whom we're very grateful.

If you are an organisation, promoter or individual who would like to contibute in this way, please contact us:

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© 2010-2021 NowHeraklion | Managing Editor: Clive Birch | Last updated January 2021 | Celebrating our 10th year!