The largest city of Crete is a modern urban center with representative buildings of Venetian, Byzantine and Ottoman architecture and combines the ancient with the modern in a patchwork of buildings and cultures.
The old Venetian port is a trademark of the city with the majestic Koules fortress dominating on its west side. From the port and following the street 25th of August you will be led to the lions’ square with the fountain of the Lions, admiring along the way the wonderful neoclassical. Among them stand out the Venetian monument Loggia, which houses the modern town hall and the Basilica of St. Mark, which houses the modern gallery. The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion in combination with your visit to the archaeological site of Knossos will make you eyewitnesses of the majestic Minoan civilization. It is also worth visiting the large Cretaquarium Aquarium and learn a lot and useful about the marine wealth of the area. The traditional Mediterranean cuisine and the wide range of options for night entertainment will complete your tourist experience.