10 Top Attractions

Heraklion

The Grand Castle

Today it is phenomenically a cement jungle.
However this town preserves some of the features
that made it be the most important Venetian territory
and one of the most historical places in the Mediterranean.

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Archaeological Museum of Heraklion

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Koules Fort

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Knossos Palace

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Heraklion has a great history and, although its character has altered tremendously due to the catastrophic interventions of the past century, there are places that remind something from the beautiful Grand Castle of the Mediterranean. Here we present ten top attractions.

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25th August Street
The most historical and beautiful street in Heraklion is (and always was) the street with the beautiful neoclassical buildings, the Venetian Loggia, and the
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Saint Peter of Dominicans

The Church of Sts Peter and Paul was built during the early years of the Venetian domination and served as the main temple of the monastery of Dominican order (Domenicani Predicatori). It is one of the oldest monuments of architecture of the Cistercian monks in the 12th century, both in Europe and in Greece.

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