Things to see and do - Iraklion
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Iraklion Travel guide
Iraklion : Michelin's recommendations
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.
Tourist attractions Iraklion : Things to see and do
1 r. 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,..
GR - 71409 Knosós
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..
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..
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..
11, Eleftherias Square GR - 71201 Heraklio Town
This well-known central hotel in 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 bathroo..
Leof. Eth. Antistaseos 89 GR - 71306 Heraklio Town
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-..