Platia Eleftheriou Venizelou is the main square of the city. The main religious attraction of Agios Nikolaos, a beautiful church, is located on it. The building was completely reconstructed in 1980, and today its inner hall is decorated with skillful painting in the Byzantine style. Among the cultural institutions of the city we should definitely mention the local ethnographic museum, which is located not far away from the shopping street. Archaeological Museum is also worth your closest attention. The latter, in its turn, features an exhibition of thousands of priceless artifacts from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages. Precious jewelry, pottery and other archaeological finds describe the history of ancient Crete in its full glory and diversity.
Vacationers are also encouraged to participate in entertaining excursions to the beautiful Spinalonga Island. Not long ago only fishermen lived on the island and there were absolutely no buildings besides their modest dwellings. Today this is a huge museum under the open sky. Every tour guide will tell you a lot of interesting legends about the beautiful island. Gulf of Mirabello is considered the main natural attraction of that place. The beauty of the gulf will impress simply any traveler. There is also a historic landmark on the island - an old Venetian fortress. It was built in the second half of the 16th century and more than once helped to save the island from pirates. Unfortunately, only a small part of the bastions has survived until the present time, but even the remaining look very impressive.
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