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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

  • 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 ..

  • Capsis Astoria Hotel

    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..

  • 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 ..

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