Heraklion city & airport

Heraklio is the centre of cretan life.

Heraklio is the centre of cretan life.A quarter of the island inhabitants live here.In Minoan times this metropolis was important due to its central location and proximity to Knossos and Festos.The more alternative Matala, on the other hand, is in contrast to northern resorts like Chersonissos and Malia which have the most hotel rooms on the island.

To understand modern Crete, you must visit the island's largest city wich is also where the majority of tourist first arrive.The capital city which sprawls along the coast has undergone a remarkable transformation.Today you can sit and watch fishing boats and ferries from the Venetian harbour or from trendy cafe terraces.Modern cafes have transformed its squares and streets into bustling open air lounges.Follow a market browse with Greek espresso by the Venetian fountain before heading out to explore some museums and churches or spend the day doing some relaxed shopping in the extensive pedestrian zone and then enjoy some delicious Cretan fare in a local restaurant.

TOWN SIGHTSEEING

  • AGIOS MARKOS CHURCH
  • AGIOS MINAS CHURCH
  • AGIOS TITOS CHURCH
  • ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
  • BEMBO FOUNTAIN
  • HISTORICAL MUSEUM
  • KULES FORTRESS
  • MOROSINI FOUNTAIN
  • VENETIAN PORT
  • LOGGIA
  • CITY WALL & KAZANTZAKI'S TOMB

WHERE TO GO

  • ARCHANES VILLAGE
  • HERSONISSOS
  • AQUARIUM
  • FODELE
  • MATALA
  • KNOSSOS
  • FESTOS
  • MALIA
  • ZAROS

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