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Iraklion Interesting : Michelin's recommendations

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Iráklio is the gateway to Crete, an obligatory stopover before dispersing to the various resorts on the coast. Destroyed during the Second World War, the town was revived with a huge amount of concrete. The only historical features are the massive ramparts, the Venetian fort and arsenals and some elegant Venetian buildings. However, there are places to enjoy in this bustling, modern town if you take the time to explore its streets and discover its peaceful little squares. Herein lies its special charm.

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Tourist attractions Iraklion : Things to see and do

  • Archeological Museum of Iraklion Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    1 r. Xanthoudidou GR - 71202 Irákleio

    The Heraklion Archaeology Museum has an extraordinary collection of objects discovered on Crete's Minoan sites, and proves to be an excellent introduction to a visit here. There are some real masterpieces, revealing art of a great finesse. Don't miss..

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  • Knossós Recommended Recommended

    Knossos GR - 71410 Irákleio

    Its courtyards, corridors, rooms and stairways excavated and partly reconstructed by Sir Arthur Evans, Knossos is the most important Minoan palace; this is also Greece's earliest city. Among this labyrinth of ruins, note the: sanctuary on the west si..

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  • Heraklion's Venetian Harbour Interesting

    GR - 712 02 Irákleio

    The arsenals of the old Venetian harbour, of which three arches remain, stand to the west of the modern port. Their scale gives an idea of the naval activity that reigned here from the 14C. At the far end of the jetty lined with colourful fishing boa..

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Hotels Iraklion

  • El Greco Hotel

    4, 1821 Street GR - 712 01 Heraklio Town

    El Greco Hotel is situated in the very centre of Irakleion, offering easy access to all points of interest, as well as public transportation, banks and tourist shops. The hotel has 170 beds in 90 elegantly furnished rooms, most of them with private ..

  • Capsis Astoria Heraklion

    11, Eleftherias Square GR - 71201 Heraklio Town

    This well-known Capsis Astoria Heraklion is located next to the Archaeological Museum. It offers modern rooms with TFT TVs, and has a rooftop swimming pool that overlooks Heraklion and the old Venetian port. Each of the rooms has a private bathroom ..

  • Galaxy Iraklio Hotel

    75 Dimocratias Avenue GR - 71306 Heraklio Town

    Located in Heraklion's elegant district, this 5-star hotel offers 2 gourmet restaurants, a free wellness centre and a large freshwater pool. Luxurious rooms feature balconies with pool and city views. All accommodation in Galaxy Iraklio offers work ..

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