About Heraklion

Heraklion Attractions

In central Crete, the city of Heraklion combines the modernity of Greece’s fourth largest city with a Venetian Fortress, many buildings of sophisticated Venetian architecture and several great museums. These include the Heraklion Archaeological Museum and the Natural History Museum of Crete that will captivate you with their displays. The famed seaside fortress kept pirates out in the olden days and today offers an enchanting opportunity to learn about Crete’s varied history. All these attractions are less than ten minutes by car from the Civitel Creta Beach and its golden sands.

The most popular attractions in Heraklion
• Eleftherias Square, the main square of Heraklion with the St George Gate, the prefecture building and the Archaeological Museum
• Lions Square, the famous Venetian fountain with the lions
• The main Heraklion market in 1866 Street
• Bembo Fountain, a wonderful Venetian fountain next to a Turkish monument in Kornarou Square
• Kornarou Square, the square of Erotokritos and Aretousa, heroes of the great Cretan writer Vicenzos Kornaros
• Saint Minas, the cathedral dedicated to the patron saint of Heraklion
• Basilica of Saint Mark
• TheHeraklion Municipal Art Gallery
• Venetian Loggia, the most elegant Venetian monument in Heraklion
• Saint Titus, the church of St Titus or Agios Titos in Greek
• The Venetian fortress of Koules at the entrance to the harbour, symbol of the city of Heraklion
• Heraklion Archaeological Museum
• Natural History Museum of Crete