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Holidays in Heraklion
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The nation's capital, Athens, sits 320 kilometres northwest of Heraklion, while Gouves can be found 13 kilometres to the east.
Plunge below the sea and come face-to-face with some of the mysterious creatures that dwell there at Cretaquarium. The best bit? You don't even have to get wet!
If the days are sunny, borrow a blanket, load up a picnic hamper and soak up some vitamin D at Public Gardens of Iraklion.
The Nikos Kazantzakis Museum is the place to head for interesting exhibits. Stroll the hallways or just take five in the serene surrounds. The Heraklion Museum of Religious Art and the Museum of the Battle for Crete and National Resistance are also recommended. Enquire about special happenings to make the most of your time.
As every traveller knows, our world is an unbelievable place. Nowhere is this more obvious than in the bursting cabinets at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum and the Natural History Museum of Crete.
Some people are avid art fans, while others haven't even looked in the direction of a canvas since those compulsory art classes. No matter which category you fall into, you're bound to find something that interests you in the stunning, surprising and sometimes startling works at the Museum of El Greco and the Heraklion Municipal Art Gallery.
Don't just read about history, see it with your own eyes at the Historical Museum of Crete! Here you'll be treated to an exciting look into the people, places and events that have contributed to the development of the area throughout the years.
Are you eager to discover some history-filled sights? A trip to Palace of Knossos or Heraklion Loggia will help you understand Heraklion's background. Why not try Tylissos and the Bembo Fountain?
Those with an interest in military history shouldn't skip Koules Fortress and City Walls. Picture the dramatic sieges that happened there and discover the defensive mechanisms that made them so hard to attack.
Regardless of your beliefs, St. Mark's Basilica and Agia Ekaterini Church can help you get in touch with your spiritual side. Monastery of St. Peter and St. Paul and Panayia Akrotiriani are also important pieces of Heraklion's religious identity.
A fascinating way to get a feel for a destination is to hang out in its bustling public spaces. Scout out a good spot and watch life unfold at Eleftherias Square and Kornarou Square. If you're really interested in getting to know Heraklion, also stop by Lions Square.
Memorials are a mixture of beauty and nobility that help us to reflect on the events of times gone by. Here, Venetian Walls and Koubes stand as symbolic tributes to Heraklion's past. If you happen to be nearby, Dermatas Gate and Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis are a couple more historical structures that are worth visiting.
Spoil yourself with an evening out at the Manos Hatzidakis Theatre, a popular local venue. Purchase tickets well in advance to avoid missing out!
Think you've checked out all that Heraklion has to offer? You might want to think again. The Vikelaia Municipal Library is a less well-known sight that's bound to impress.
Hotels in Heraklion
There are more than 54 Heraklion hotels listed on lastminute.com.au. With such a fabulous range to choose from, landing on that perfect match will be a piece of cake!
Whether you're looking for the basics or the whole kit and caboodle, Heraklion has you sorted! For a place that won't melt your credit card, you can't go past the Life Boutique Hotel, located at L. Ikarou 50, or the Kronos Hotel, at 2, Sof. Venizelou Str. and M. Agarathou. But if you'd rather live like royalty while you're here, the Agapi Beach Hotel - All Inclusive or the GDM Megaron may be more to your liking. Just sit back, relax and let the friendly staff do what they do best.
Top hotels for your Heraklion holiday
GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel
Reviewed on 12 Jul. 2017
Lato Boutique Hotel
Reviewed on 8 Aug. 2016
Ibis Styles Heraklion Central
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