Heraklion is one of the largest cities of the country which history enumerates over two thousand years. The resort can accept visitors whole year long as water on some beaches of Heraklion stays warm even in winter. The most famous coasts are Stalis and Gouves. Multiple hotel complexes, entertainment centers and cleanest beaches are located near them. Recently an aqua park has been opened in this region. It has quickly grown popularity among small visitors and their parents.
Simply no description of the sights of Heraklion is possible without mentioning the famous palace of Knossos, which is considered a true diamond of not only the capital, but also the whole island....
From the historical point of view suburbs of Heraklion are the most interesting place. Palace of Knossos is the most famous building of this region. The palace is famous not only in Greece, but also abroad. This is an exceptionally beautiful building, halls and corridors of which keep the atmosphere of previous centuries. The gates of the fort are decorated with statues of winged lions and its towers are equipped with observation areas that are open for visitors every day. Near the fort are located a church and cathedral named in honor of St. Menas.
Art connoisseurs will be very excited to visit St. Catherine church as one of its halls is turned into Art Museum. Here you can see the works of a famous painter Michael Damaskinos. You can see priceless historical findings in Museum of History and Ethnographic that has recently moved into a new building.
For many years Ippokambos Ouzeri has remained a confident leader among the restaurants of Heraklion. This beautiful dining facility offers the most popular dishes from the local cuisine. This is a...
People, who enjoy walking on picturesque forests and groves, will like the opportunity to attend an excursion to Agia Varvara village that is located high in mountains. The slope here is very gentle, so you don’t need any climbing skills to reach the village. Votomos village is famous for its caves and canyons. Here you will also see a manmade lake.