The subject of this dissertation focuses on the shaping of the coastal front of the area Karavola in Heraklion city. The area of the dissertation is defined, by the Venetian walls at the east, the Giofyros river outfall on the west, and the coastal road on the north. Until recently this particular area was completely unshaped. Even after the creation of the new coastal road and the removal of the old buildings from the picture, the area between the road and the sea remained empty and shapeless.
The city of Heraklion until recently was an introvert city, with no expansion room towards the sea area. The region of Kaminia until the creation of the coastal road, was one of the most undervalued and notorious regions of the whole city. Nowadays the new section of the coast that was created plays an important role, since it constitutes the frontage of the city towards the sea, and at the same time it is also a significant opportunity to turn the city’s attention to the sea.
The relaxation areas were mainly placed in the city’s center, and until recently there were just a few temporary constructions in the coast area. The purpose of this dissertation is the reinstitution of this section of the city with new areas of promenades, parks and relaxation areas.