Prefecture of Heraklion Travel Guide

  • Heraklion's working old harbour
    Heraklion's working old harbour
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  • Koules Venetian Fortress
    Koules Venetian Fortress
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  • The church of Agios Titos
    The church of Agios Titos
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Heraklion

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301,856,105

Pefkos

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3,3,27

Knosos

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0,4,0

Knosos

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23,91,0

Gortys

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Heraklion

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  • Heraklion's Old Harbour

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    Also known as the Venetian harbour, Heraklion's old harbour is notable for Koules Fortress, a construction that is one of the icons of the city. The fortress was - surprise, surprise - built by the Venetians, although it's current name is apparently a corruption of its later Turkish name.Today, the spot is home mostly to working fishing vessels and...

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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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  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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    The Archaeological Museum at Heraklion is the single most impressive thing I saw during my trip to Crete in 2014. The displays are satisfyingly thorough and well laid out: all aspects of life in Crete from prehistory through to the Roman period is covered in a series of spacious galleries, and full explanations are provided in both Greek and...

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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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Knosos

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  • West Bastion (Minotar)

    Knosos Favorites

    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...

    Knosos Favorites

    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.

    more
  • Throne Room

    Knosos Favorites

    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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