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Greece, island of Crete, the Heraklion harbour and fortress
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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

  • 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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    Knossos

    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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  • 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 : 62 €

    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 ..

  • Athinaiko Hotel

    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-..

  • El Greco Hotel Two stars Two stars

    4, 1821 Street GR - 712 01 Heraklio Town

    Prix Prices from : 29 €

    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 ..

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