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Traveller Information


Heraklion (or Herakleion, Iraklio, Irakleion) is the major city and capital of the largest Greek island of Crete. Its Archaeological Museum holds the remains of the 3000-year old Minoan civilization, which grew around the nearby legendary palace of Knossos (of Minotaur fame), as well as Byzantine churches and a well-preserved Venetian wall and fortress from the 15th century.
Heraklion is the capital of Crete and an industrialized city of around 155,000 residents.
Below we provide a short “must see” list of attractions

Museums – Historical Sites


Architectural Sites