Heraklion is the largest city and capital of Crete. For centuries it was known as Candia, a Venetian adaptation of the earlier Greek name Χάνδαξ (Chandax), which in turn came from the Arabic rabḍ al-ḫandaq. <br /><br />The Luxury Hotel Candia Maris Resort & Spa, located at Heraklion, Crete Greece operates between April and October, inclusive. <br /><br />Candia Maris is built on the beach of Amoudara, very close to the city center of Heraklion and the International airport. The location is perfect for guests who wish to explore both the East & West coast of the island Crete.