History of the municipality

The Municipality of Heraklion first operated in the beginning of 1900, after the liberation of our island from the Turks. The development of its services has been obstructed during the occupation; however, it presents a startling development, especially during the last 50 years, in servicing the needs of its citizens and visitors.

Since the beginning of the previous century, 25 Mayors have served this Municipality. The first elected Mayor was Mr Ioannis Vogiatzakis, who has been elected in 1916. The current Mayor, Mr. Kourakis , took on duties in 2003.