Heraklion is the capital of Crete. This city is the most suitable choice for experiencing unique adventures and discovering the internationally renowned attractions of the prefecture.
Heraklion is divided into two categories: Heraklion of yesterday and Heraklion of today. Heraklion of yesterday is the Venetian harbor and the walls. These are ideal points for a walk in the history of the city. Today's city is made up of squares, pedestrian streets filled with people, taverns and seafood restaurants. The “tsikoudia” (alcoholic beverage) fills the glasses, accompanied by traditional music and delicious “mezes” (selection of small dishes) with fine wines on the tables.
Modern cafes and bars, ethnic youth hangouts, great dance clubs open until morning. The dining and entertainment options in the city of Heraklion are infinite.
A little further, in Knossos, you will find a unique archaeological site. The most important and special part of the Greek Heritage: the Minoan Palace. This is where it all started.
Knossos, the most important center of Minoan civilization and one of the most popular archaeological sites in Greece, is only 5 km away from Heraklion. It was King Minos’s base and its complex architectural structure justifies the myth of the Labyrinth. The myths of Dedalus and Icarus and of the Minotaur were created here.
At the entrance of the Venetian harbor of Heraklion stands Koules, called Castello del Molo or Rocca al Mare. It was built by the Venetians and took its final form between 1523-1540. Today it is open to the general public and one can see how the Renaissance war castles were.
The Museum of Natural History operates within the framework of the University of Crete. It consists of five departments: Zoological, Botanical, Anthropological, Palaeontological-Geological and Mineralogical. Its collections include samples from Greece and the Mediterranean.
The commercial pedestrian street Dedalou is full of branded shops and joins the Lion Square with the Liberty Square. Walking from the Lion Square to the west, you enter the wide pedestrian street of Chandakos with shops and cafes.
You will find plenty of hotels and apartment complexes of all categories that cater to every financial demand and as far as nightlife the entertainment options are so many they satisfy all preferences.
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