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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

  • National Archeological Museum Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    1 Xanthoudidou GR - 71202 Irákleio

    The exhibits are arranged in chronological order and are devoted to Minoan civilisation. They are mainly the product of excavations complemented by reconstructions (models and watercolours) of the main palaces. Don't miss the remarkable Kamáres ware,..

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  • Knossós Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Knossos GR - 71410 Irákleio

    The oldest city in Greece is set among arid hills in the southeast of the Herakleion plain. With its chequerboard of courtyards, corridors, stairways, upper floors, chambers, royal apartments and shrines, the mythical lair of the terrible Minotaur is..

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  • Knossós: Royal Apartments Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Knossos GR - 71410 Irákleio

    The royal apartments occupy four floors of rooms built into the hillside above the river. There are light wells to provide the circulation of air and lighting in the rooms. A flight of steps leads to the apartments, which are linked by a network of p..

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Hotels Iraklion

  • Irini Hotel Two stars Two stars

    4, Idomeneos Str. GR - 71202 Heraklio Town

    Prix Prices from : 45 €

    This centrally located Heraklion hotel offers spacious rooms, some with views over the sea. Free WiFi is offered throughout. Irini Hotel is 4 km from Nikos Kazantzakis Airport. All hotel rooms have their own balcony and include individual air condit..

  • Lato Boutique Hotel

    15 Epimenidou Street GR - 71202 Heraklio Town

    Situated opposite the old city harbour, Lato Boutique Hotel features a rooftop restaurant-bar overlooking Heraklion's Venetian Fortress. It offers free Wi-Fi and trendy rooms and suites with views over the old harbour and Heraklion City. Lato modern..

  • Castello City Hotel

    1, 62 Martyron Avenue GR - 71304 Heraklio Town

    Situated by the ancient Pantokrator Gate, Castello City Hotel is just a short walk from Heraklion beach. It offers views of the sea, the old city, and the Venetian walls, and year-round accommodation in elegant rooms with free WiFi. Castello City Ho..

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