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information for visitors in the city of Heraklion, spend a day in Heraklion and visit its museums and monuments

Heraklion Harbour and Koules fortress

A day in Heraklion

If you have a day to spend in Heraklion, you should plan a visit to the main sites within the city, which is the shopping and business centre of Crete, and then a small cruise around the most relaxing spots in Heraklion, to enjoy good food and drinks. Heraklion is a bustling city featuring the […]

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Heraklion Historical Museum

Heraklion Historical Museum

The  Heraklion Historical Museum (or Historical Museum of Crete, as it is officially called) is a very well appointed and well curated Museum, located in the heart of the city of Heraklion. It is definitely worth a visit, due to its amazing collections. Combined with the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, the Historical Museum of Crete […]

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minoan clay figurines in the Heraklion museum

Heraklion Archaeological Museum

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the most important museums in Greece and the world featuring the most notable and largest collection of artifacts and findings of the notorious Minoan Civilization of Crete. Photo of Minoan clay figurines in the Heraklion museum by psmithson (more…)

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Heraklion, Morosini Fountain

Lions fountain or Morosini fountain in Heraklion

The Lions Fountain, also known as Morosini Fountain in the heart of Heraklion, was built in 1628 by General Morosini, during the Venetian Rule in Crete. Francesco Morosini was the local Governor, who wanted to build a monument to commemorate the Venetian Success, driving water to the City Centre. Lions or Morosini fountain by felissy […]

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