The ancient city of Heraklion in Crete

The ancient city of Heraklion in Crete

The capital of Crete and the fifth largest city in Greece has many things to offer. As in Athens, you will need time to get acquainted with it. The name of the city comes from the old Roman port, Heracleum, which is nearby and whose exact location is unknown. The city of Heraklion in Crete suffered a great damage from bombing during the Second World War and now has a lot of unattractive buildings constructed of concrete, and completely chaotic streets. But it has a great character and a t... [ read more ]

Greek Cities on Crete

Greek Cities on Crete

There are many interesting cities on Crete of Greece. The first one we are going to introduce is the Heraklion. It is the largest city with the archaeological highlight: Knossos which is the site of the most important and best known Minoan palace complex in Crete. In Greece it is known as Iraklion or Candia, it is only five kilometers south of Heraklion. Hence, the main landmark you must see the Minoan Palace of Knossos. It cost about 6 Euros and opens daily from 8:30 am to 3pm. Of course in... [ read more ]