Heraklion, the capital of Crete

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Heraklion is the capital of Crete. It has a great geopolitical position in the south – eastern Mediterranean Sea connecting three continents and that’s what makes Heraklion’s commercial economy strong.

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You can discover so many different things and visit amazing places near the center of the city such as the famous Archaeological Museum, the Cathedral of Agios Minas, the Lion Square, the City Walls, the Freedom Square, the 25th of August Street, the Market etc.

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Heraklion’s history is obvious throught its monuments.

You should walk around the Venetian fortress at the harbour gate named Koules and enjoy the sea view.

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Koules for years was used as city walls. Nowadays they are considered as one of the longest city walls in Europe.

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The old town areas of the city are established from mediaeval times. You can discover there the Venetian architecture of the Loggia, an amazing example of Venetian building full of semi – circular arches.

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As you can see in the photos I loved this place.

You should definitely take a look at the Agora of Heraklion, the market street as I said before and maybe take some time to relax by choosing a place to eat or drink a coffee or something.

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Don’t forget to visit Knossos Palace and make a tour at the beaches of the area.

Hersonissos is always a choice if you need to discover the nightlife of the perfecture of Heraklion.

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If you’re a fan of water parks, Aqua Plus is excactly what you’re looking for.

To be honest Aqua Plus looks like the dreamland for the lovers of water slides.

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You can also choose to visit the Nature History Museum of Crete as well.
Don’t leave the area without visiting the Cretaquarium. It is located 15km away from Heraklion and it is one of the biggest aquariums in Europe. 

How to get to Heraklion Crete

By Air: Heraklion international airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” is located just 4km away from Heraklion city centre.

By ferry: Heraklion port is the biggest port in Crete. There is a daily connection from Heraklion Port to Piraeus port in Athens. Also from Heraklion port there is a connection to other Greek islands.


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