Prefecture of Heraklion Travel Guide

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Heraklion

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309,852,105

Pefkos

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Knosos

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24,100,0

Heraklion

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  • Knossos Archeological Site Museum

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    Started around 1900 BC. this wonderful site is a great walk around. Plan on two hours minimum, bring water.It was excavated in 1900 using methods used at that time. You will see quite a bit of cement used in renovation. However, there are some murals, large vases and the foundation of the city. You will be able to easily imagine what once was....

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  • Lato Hotel

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    I didn't stay there myself but I have visited the hotel several times to meet friends or to have a...

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  • St. George's Gate

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    Built by the Venetians in 1565 it was later covered with debris and recently was discovered and restored. It is very near the National Museum. It is part of the walls built to protect the city from foreign invasion, in particular the Venetians conscripted citizens to work on the walls in order to stop the oncoming Turkish invasion. The death rate...

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Pefkos

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Knosos

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  • West Bastion (Minotar)

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    I would guess that this is the thing that makes the most impression on young minds studying the history/mythology of the period, the Minotar. The myth of the labyrinth and the Minotar to be "found" there has captured imaginations for centuries. The only sign here at Knossos is the fresco on the West Bastion wall.

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  • North Lustral Basin, closed to the...

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    The Lustral Basin was apparently used as a purifying bath before entrance into the palace, sort of like the Mikveh here in Israel...a bath at the end of a short flight of stairs. It has been closed to visitors and you can only see the stairs leading down.

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  • Throne Room

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    The throne room here, or at least what was labeled as the throne room was unlike any that I have ever imagined. The "throne" seemed to be a very simple stone seat, placed against the wall with a basin in front. Around the room are what appears to be, again, very simple stone benches. What is striking are the frescoes, especially the wingless...

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