Heraklion is the capital of the island of Crete, one of the most fascinating and vibrant cities of the Mediterranean region. Located at the crossroads of three continents, it has been a city of great influence throughout history. 

To counter the financial austerity, Heraklion focused its energies on tourism and the agricultural sector.

Heraklion has shaped its transformation into a smart city around six pillars: citizens, smart living, energy and environment, digital transformation, economy and mobility and transportation. The city brings these pillars together within a holistic approach where information technologies create and strengthen human networks, businesses, infrastructure and resources with the support of smart administrative tools. 

Heraklion was a participant city in the DCC.

Participating cities

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  • Core
Budapest
Budapest
Hungary
  • Core
Bratislava
Bratislava
Slovakia
  • Core
Ulm
Ulm
Germany
  • Core
Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Greece
  • Core
Skopje
Skopje
Republic of North Macedonia
  • Core
Paris-Saclay Agglomeration Community
Paris-Saclay Agglomeration Community
France
  • Core
Pamplona
Pamplona
Spain
  • Mentor
Singapore
Singapore
Singapore
  • Core
Chalcis
Chalcis
Greece
  • Core
Osijek
Osijek
Croatia
  • Core
Padua
Padua
Italy
  • Core
Torrent
Torrent
Spain