Irákleio
Iraklion
Interesting
Iraklion The Essential
Interesting
Iráklio is the gateway to Crete, an obligatory stopover before dispersing to the various resorts on the coast. Destroyed during the Second World War, the town was revived with a huge amount of concrete. The only historical features are the massive ramparts, the Venetian fort and arsenals and some elegant Venetian buildings. However, there are places to enjoy in this bustling, modern town if you take the time to explore its streets and discover its peaceful little squares. Herein lies its special charm.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Iraklion
Archeological Museum of Iraklion
Archeological Museum of Iraklion
The Heraklion Archaeology Museum has an
120 minutes
Knossós
Knossós
Its courtyards, corridors, rooms and
60 minutes
Knossós: Royal Apartments
Knossós: Royal Apartments
The royal apartments occupied four
60 minutes
Heraklion's Venetian Harbour
Heraklion's Venetian Harbour
The arsenals of the old Venetian harbour
60 minutes
Places of worship at Knossós
Places of worship at Knossós
Worship took place in several rooms at
30 minutes
Knossós: Outbuildings
Knossós: Outbuildings
The outbuildings include artisans'
30 minutes