Sightseeing in Heraklion

By bus, car, scooter, taxi - any of these will bring you to the most famous places of interest.

  • Archaeological museum is the most important and the most beautiful museum harbouring Minoan art.
  • Port fortress Koules: This Venetian fort dates from the 16th century.
  • Titus Church: The church had already been founded in the 10th century, but was completely restored in the 20th century.
  • The town hall.
  • Agios Minas church.
  • Venetian Loggia (1627).
  • Morosinis fountain dating from 1628, of which the basin is decorated with nymphs, dolphins, bulls and other mythological animals.
  • Martinengo-bastion: here is the grave of the famous writer Nikos Kazantzakis, author of «Zorba the Greek».
  • Historical museum.
  • In the market of Heraklion visitors can find traditional Cretan products such the famous Cretan olive oil, raki, local wine, honey, herbs, etc.
  • Α modern golf course both for beginners and advanced players operates not far away from the city of Heraklion (in the area of Hersonisos).
  • The biggest windsurfing club of Crete lies in Heraklion, in Ammoudara.
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