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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

  • Galaxy Iraklio Hotel Five stars Five stars Five stars Five stars Five stars

    75 Dimocratias Avenue GR - 71306 Heraklio Town

    Prix Prices from : 77 €

    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 ..

  • Olympic Hotel

    Kornarou Square GR - 71201 Heraklio Town

    Hotel Olympic is situated in the heart of the city of Heraklion at one of the most known squares, Kornarou Square. Hotel Olympic addresses those who travel on business or wish to enjoy some of their vacation in Heraklion. Hotel Olympic with long-last..

  • Athinaiko Hotel Two stars Two stars

    Leof. Eth. Antistaseos 89 GR - 71306 Heraklio Town

    Prix Prices from : 31 €

    Athinaiko Hotel occupies a central position in the heart of Heraklion, just a short stroll from the port and offers comfortable, en suite rooms. This friendly hotel offers a total of 40 comfortable and neatly decorated guest rooms. Each room is air-..

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