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
Logroño
Logroño
Spain
  • Challenge
Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
France
  • Mentor
Milan
Milan
Italy
  • Core
Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Poland
  • Core
Le Havre Seine Métropole
Le Havre Seine Métropole
France
  • Core
Palaio Faliro-Alimos
Palaio Faliro
Greece
  • Core
Granada
Granada
Spain
  • Core
Ulm
Ulm
Germany
  • Core
Sweden Emilia Romagna Network
Sweden Emilia Romagna Network
Sweden/Italy
  • Core
Bistrița
Bistrița
Romania
  • Core
Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni
Vari-Voula-Vouliagmeni
Greece
  • Core
Cartagena
Cartagena
Spain