Heraklion Town Review

Review of Heraklion Town

Heraklion is the capital of Crete and the 4th largest city in Greece. Heraklion is a city with history; it offers a wealth of museums, historical sightseeing, a summer-long art festivals, amazing nightlife and events throughout the year. The city is also the commercial and technological centre of Crete. It has a strategic geopolitical position in the south-eastern Mediterranean Sea connecting three continents and many different cultures.

Below are listed some of the main places of the city’s interest:

• Eleftherias Square, the main square of Heraklion with the St George Gate, the Prefecture and the Archaeological Museum
• Kornarou Square, the square of Erotokritos and Aretousa, heroes of the great Cretan writer Vicenzos Kornaros
• Daidalou Street, the commercial pedestrian street in the heart of Heraklion
• Korai Street, the Heraklion café district
• 25th of August Street, “Illusion Street”, the most beautiful street in Heraklion
• Coast road, Heraklion nightlife, Dominican Church of Saints Peter and Paul, Natural History Museum, Talos Shopping Centre, Pancretan Olympic Stadium
• 1866 Street, where the Old Market is placed
• Minoan Palace of Knossos
• Minoan Palace of Festos
• Minoan Palace of Mallia
• Koules Castle - the Venetian fortress at the entrance to the harbor
• Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, housing the major exhibits of Minoan Crete
• Historical Museum of Crete
• Kazantzakis Museum
• The Natural History Museum of Crete
• St. Catherine Museum - exhibits collections of Icons by the Cretan School of Religious Painting
• Basilica of St Mark - houses the Municipal Gallery of the City
• Kazantzakis tomp
• Arsenali Nuovi - Nuovissimi
• Fontana Morosini - the famous Venetian fountain with the lions
• Venetian Loggia
• St Minas and Pantanassa
• St Titus
• Georgiades Park

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