Attractions in Heraklion

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Port

Koules

At the entrance of the Venetian port in Heraklion, Venetian fortress Koules is one of the most photographed and famous monuments in the city. The Castello a...

Rest of Town

Agios Minas

Dedicated to the patron saint of the city, Agios Minas church is located in the centre of Heraklion, and a service is held on 11th November, a public holiday...

Lions Square

Loggia

A point of reference for Heraklion city, the Loggia, on Lions Square (in 25th August pedestrian street), was a meeting point for the nobles and lords of the...

Knossos

Knossos

On Kefalas hill, in the valley of the river Kairatos, 5km southeast of Heraklion city, you will come across Knossos, the most important centre of Minoan...

Lions Square

Lions Square

A point of reference among locals and visitors alike, Eleftheriou Venizelou Square -the locals call it Lions Square or just Lions- is the most lively spot in...

Rest of Town

Heraklion Archaeological Museum

In a 1937-1940 building, in the centre of the city -a fine example of the modern architectural movement in Greece- the Heraklion Archaeological Museum is...

Faistos

Faistos

In the Mesaras valley, in the south-central part of the Heraklion prefecture, about 60km from the city centre, you will come across Faistos archaeological site.

Rest of Town

Nikos Kazantzakis Tomb

In the south part of the Venetian Walls in Heraklion, at the end of 1821 street, you will come across Martinengo bastion where the tomb of the great Cretan...

Myrtia

Kazantzakis Museum

In the main square of Myrtia village, 15km south of Heraklion city, Kazantzakis Museum opened in 1983, and it is dedicated to the great Cretan author,...

Port

Port-Coastal Avenue

Sofokli Venizelou coastal avenue starts west of Koule and it is an ideal choice for a long walk by the sea. The pedestrian street above the sea wall is...

Parko Kazantzaki

Venetian Walls

The largest and best organised fortification project in the Mediterranean, is the Venetian Walls in Heraklion, created for the protection of Chandakas (this...

Port

Historical Museum of Crete

In a neoclassical listed building "Andreas and Maria Kalokairinou Residence", at the intersection of Sofokli Venizelou street and Lysimachou Kalokairinou...

Lions Square

Agios Markos Basilica

Dedicated to the patron saint of the Venetians, Agios Markos Basilica was built at the beginning of the Venetian rule in 1239, right opposite the fountain on...

Eleftherias Square

Eleftherias Square

The most central square in Heraklion is called Eleftherias Square, and it is located in the heart of the commercial centre of the city. During the Venetian...

Port

Natural History Museum of Crete

The Natural History Museum of Crete is located on Sofoklis Venizelou coastal avenue, west of Heraklion port, and it is housed in a listed industrial...

Gortyna

Gortyn

45km south of Heraklion city, at the Mesaras valley, you will come across Gortyn, one of the biggest archaeological sites in Greece, where the first...

Rest of Town

Market

In the centre of Heraklion, on the way from Meintani towards Kornarou square, more specifically in Odos 1866, you will come across Heraklion central market.

Rest of Town

The City

Heraklion city is the biggest city in Crete, in the centre of the north coast of the island and it is a perfect tourist destination for all those who don't...

Hersonissos

Hersonissos

The famous Hersonissos, located 27km east of Heraklion, is one of the most popular choices among the younger locals and visitors.

Gournes

Cretaquarium

A unique experience is waiting for you in one of the largest aquariums not only in Greece but also in Europe. Cretaquarium- seaworld, part of the Hellenic...

Messara

Monastery of Panagia Kaliviani

About 60km from the centre of Heraklion city, the Monastery of Panagia Kaliviani is located in the south part of the prefecture, near the Moires and Kalivia...

Zaros

Zarou Lake

In the north part of the Zarou settlement, in the central part of the prefecture, about 49km from Heraklion city, you will come across Zarou artificial lake...

Gouves

Gouves

19km east of Heraklion city, Gouves is one of the most popular tourist resorts in the prefecture, and it is divided into two sections. The traditional Ano...

Rest of Town

Agia Aikaterini of Sinai

At Agias Aikaterinis Square, north east of Agios Minas cathedral, in the centre of Heraklion city, you will come across the church of the Monastery of Agia...

Agios Titos Square

Agios Titos

In the heart of Heraklion, on 25th August pedestrian street, going towards Koules, on your right hand side, you will come across Agios Titos Square, which is...

Rest of Town

Heraklion Museum of Visual Arts

Heraklion Museum of Visual Arts, in the centre of Heraklion, opened in May 2000, and was created by K. Schizakis in order to be a point of reference for...

Malia

Malia

A popular choice among visitors, Malia, about 35km from Heraklion city, is famous for the robust nightlife. One of the most popular tourist resorts