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Agia Ekaterini Church
Agia Ekaterini Church

The church of Agia Ekaterini (Saint Catherine) of Sinaites in Heraklion: The church of Agia Ekaterini (Saint Catherine) of Sinaites is located close to the Cathedral of Saint Minas, in the heart of Heraklion town, and has given its name to the square of Saint Catherine.

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Agios Minas Cathedral
Agios Minas Cathedral

The Agios Minas Cathedral (Greek: ῾Ιερός Μητροπολιτικός Ναός ῾Αγίου Μηνᾶ) is a Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Heraklion, Greece, serving as the seat of the Archbishop of Crete.

Ammoudara
Ammoudara

Book your tickets online for Ammoudara Beach, Heraklion: See 346 reviews, articles, and 130 photos of Ammoudara Beach, ranked No.28 on TripAdvisor among 98 attractions in Heraklion.

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Anemospilia
Anemospilia

Irákleion in Nomós Irakleíou (Crete) with it's 137,154 habitants is located in Greece about 200 mi (or 321 km) south-east of Athens, the country's capital town. Current time in Irákleion is now 10:24 PM (Tuesday).

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Bethlehem Gate
Bethlehem Gate

tourism@heraklion.gr tel: 00302813409777-80 ... BETHLEHEM BASTION M A R T I N E N G O B A S T ... 4 Saint George Gate 5 Yenicar Aga Fountain

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Christian Art Museum
Christian Art Museum

El Greco Museum is also an ideal stop for the lovers of art who will admire a great collection of the painter's works. Heraklion provides excellent facilities for children as well like the Cretaquarium which is the largest aquarium of the Mediterranean.

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Chronaki House
Chronaki House

Today Chronaki house is mainly promoted through citizen media projects like polites tv (the video is in Greek but you can get a glimpse of the house interior) and a facebook page run by archaeologist Liana Starida.

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Church of Crete
Church of Crete

Heraklion is the largest city of Crete and one of Greece’s major urban centers. Its development begun in the wake of the 9 th century AD (in antiquity, Knossos was the island’s most important centre, followed by Gortyn).

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Church of Saint Titus
Church of Saint Titus

Overlooking the eponymous square, Church of Saint Titus is dedicated to the island's first bishop, whose skull was once kept in the temple. Originally built as an Orthodox church by a 10th-century Byzantine emperor who liberated the island from the Arabs, the church was turned first into a Catholic temple by the Venetians and then into a mosque by the Ottomans.

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Ecclesiastical Museum Agia Ekaterini
Ecclesiastical Museum Agia Ekaterini

Agia Ekaterini housed the headquarters of the “Stravaganti Academy” between the 15th and 17th century, founded in 1590 by Cretan scholars who studied in Italy. Thus, the temple played an important role in the intellectual and artistic creation on the island.

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EscapeRooms.Gr
EscapeRooms.Gr

EscapeRooms.gr, Heraklion: See 512 reviews, articles, and 53 photos of EscapeRooms.gr, ranked No.1 on TripAdvisor among 12 attractions in Heraklion.

Fortifications of Heraklion
Fortifications of Heraklion

The fortifications of Heraklion are a series of defensive walls and other fortifications which surround the city of Heraklion (formerly Candia) in Crete, Greece. The first city walls were built in the Middle Ages, but they were completely rebuilt by the Republic of Venice.

Fountain Sagredo
Fountain Sagredo

www.heraklion-city.gr: ... such as the Bembo fountain, the Priuli fountain, Palmeti fountain, Sagredo fountain and Morosini fountain (in Lions Square). ...

Georgiadis Park
Georgiadis Park

Plus, if you are lucky, you might find yourself in one of the cultural events and festivals that often take place in the park, especially during the summer. The park that was “saved” by the citizens! If you were in Heraklion a few years ago, Georgiadis Park was simply a "green passage" near the center for the locals. And then something changed.

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Grave Monument of Kazantzakis
Grave Monument of Kazantzakis

Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com: accessed ), memorial page for Nikos Kazantzakis (18 Feb 1883–26 Oct 1957), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13175203, citing Martinego Bastion, Heraklion, Regional unit of Heraklion, Crete, Greece ; Maintained by Find A Grave .

Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Heraklion Archaeological Museum

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is regarded as one of Europe''s most important museums. The present building was constructed between 1933 and 1937 to plans by P. Karantinos, on the site of the imposing Venetian Franciscan friary destroyed by an earthquake in 1856.

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Historical Museum of Crete
Historical Museum of Crete

71202 Heraklion, Crete, Greece ... E-mail: info@historical-museum.gr. OPENING HOURS; LOCATION; The Historical Museum of Crete supports the actions and the educational ...

Jesus Gate
Jesus Gate

The old Jesus Gate is a few meters to the west and has been restored since 2014, now hosting a permanent exhibition about the famous writer Nikos Kazantzakis. The gate is one of the finest examples of Renaissance architecture of the Venetian city.

Karteros Beach
Karteros Beach

The Bay of Karteros is located at the exit of the homonym Gorge Karteros, 7km east of Heraklion and extends to the east for 3.5km. It is named after the Byzantine General, Krateros, who in 824AC landed on the beach with his ships in order to liberate Crete from the Saracens, but was defeated.

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Knossos
Knossos

About 5 km (3.1 mi) to the north of the palace complex is the sea at the Port of Heraklion. Directly to the south is Vlychia Stream, an east-west tributary of the north-south Kairatos River. Kephala Hill is an isolated hill at the confluence.

Koules Fortress
Koules Fortress

The fortress has been restored, and it is now open to the public. Art exhibitions and cultural activities are occasionally held at the fort. The fortress is made up of two parts: a high rectangular section, and a slightly lower semi-elliptical section. Its walls are up to 8.7m thick at some places, and it has three entrances.

Lion Square
Lion Square

The Lions square in Heraklion is the square of the Morosini fountain, the ornate Venetian fountain with four lions with water gushing from their mouths. The Morosini fountain with the lions is one of the most important monuments the Venetians bestowed on Heraklion.

Morosini Fountain
Morosini Fountain

Morosini Fountain was built in 1628 at the behest of General Franceso Morosini. It is regarded as one of the most famous and beautiful Venetian monuments in Heraklion, though its original purpose was practical rather than aesthetic.

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Mount Juktas
Mount Juktas

Ancient authors believed the sacred, anthropomorphic Mount Juktas to be the tomb of Zeus. It has four sacred caves, one at each point of the horizon. In the Minoan period these were places of sacrifice, ceremonies and food storage.

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Municipal Gallery
Municipal Gallery

Municipal Gallery Of Heraklion Crete ... The municipal Art gallery of Heraklion is hosted in one of the most historical buildings ... GR-71202 Heraklion, Crete ...

Museo Archeologico Cnosso Heraklion
Museo Archeologico Cnosso Heraklion

Herakleion Archaeological Museum The Herakleion Archaeological Museum is a Special Regional Service of the Hellenic Ministry of Culture - General Directorate of Antiquities. Its purpose is to acquire, protect, conserve, record, study, publish, display and promote Cretan artefacts from the Prehistoric to the Late Roman periods.

Museum of Visual Arts
Museum of Visual Arts

The Heraklion Museum of Visual Arts was established in order to support cultural and artistic activity of all kinds, with particular regard to the advancement and strengthening of the visual arts and the promotion of work by Cretan artists.

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Natural History Museum of Crete
Natural History Museum of Crete

The Natural History Museum (University of Crete) has recently released the long-awaited book on the nature of Crete, entitled "Crete, a continent in an island" translated by Ben Petre. This publication is an essay by Dimos Tsantilis, a writer and communicator of science, in cooperation with scientists working at the museum, containing more than 350 color photographs (and drawings).

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Nikos Kazantzakis Museum
Nikos Kazantzakis Museum

The Nikos Kazantzakis Museum pays tribute to the important intellectual, author, thinker, philosopher, politician and traveller Nikos Kazantzakis. The Museum is made up of a cluster of buildings in the central square of the historical village of Varvari, now known as Myrtia.

Palast von Knossos
Palast von Knossos

Knossos flourished for approximately two thousand years. It had large palace buildings, extensive workshop installations and luxurious rock-cut cave and tholos tombs. As a major centre of trade and the economy, Knossos maintained ties with the majority of cities in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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Square
Square

Kornarou Square was named after the great Cretan poet Vincenzos Kornaros, a poet from Sitia who grew up in Chandax (Heraklion). Vincenzos Kornaros (1552-1613) is one of the main representatives of the Cretan Renaissance and his best-known work is "Erotokritos".

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TheotokóPoulos Park
TheotokóPoulos Park

Central Park, est. 2006 and today is a hangout for many different people. The name of the restaurant comes precisely from the position in which it is located, in the city's central park, overlooking the green.

Turkish Pumphouse
Turkish Pumphouse

Turkish Pumphouse is located in Heraklion. Our Heraklion driving holiday website makes visiting Turkish Pumphouse and other Heraklion attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.

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Venetian Dockyards Heraklion
Venetian Dockyards Heraklion

The Venetians built a series of small shipyards (dockyards) (known in Greek as ‘tarsanades’ or more commonly the ‘Neoria’) in the south and eastern section of the port land zone, for the protection and accommodation of various activities related to the operation of the Venetian port.

Venetian Loggia
Venetian Loggia

The Venetian Loggia in Heraklion The Loggia is also in the centre of Heraklion, on 25th of August Street, a few yards downhill from the Basilica of St Mark and the Lions. The elegant building of the Loggia is one of the finest monuments of Venetian Crete.

Villa Ariadne
Villa Ariadne

Villa Ariadne lived up to our high expectations which we had from the photos on your website.An extremely relaxing stay, which was a result of the villa and its facilities and the picturesque and tranquil location.

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