Heraklion is famous for its natural beauty and history.
Discover attractions of the Greek islands, mainland and metropolis. Apart from archaeological sites, monuments and museums, did you know that you can visit some of the most amazing monuments of geological interest in the word? Don't miss the chance to visit the Petrified Forest of Lesvos and Meteora in Thessaly, Central Heraklion!
Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete Agios Petros and Pavlos monastery was built in the early years of the Venetian, next to the sea wall of the city and was the Catholic monastery of the Dominican Order monks.
In its original form was a single-aisle with a wooden... View More
Archaeological Site of Festos
Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete Phaistos, also transliterated as Phaestos, Festos and Latin Phaestus, currently refers to a Bronze Age archaeological site at modern Phaistos, a municipality in south central Crete. Ancient Phaistos was located about 5.6 km (3.5... View More
Archaeological Site of Knossos
Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete Knossos or Cnossos, is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and is considered Europe's oldest city.
The name Knossos survives from ancient Greek references to the major city of Crete. The identification of Knossos... View More
Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete The Asterousia Mountains are a range in southern Crete separating the Messara Plain from the Libyan Sea. Evidence of ancient Cretan cultures have been found in excavations performed within sites contained in this range; moreover,... View More
El Greco Museum
Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete The Museum of El Greco (El Greco Museum or Domenikos Theotokopoulos Museum) is located on the edge of the village of Fodele in Crete, west of the city of Heraklion. It celebrates the mannerist painter El Greco (Domenikos Theotokopoulos,... View More
Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete Loggia is called the building that today houses the town hall of Heraklion Municipality.
The building Loggia is located in August 25 street, just north of the Lion Square in the city center of Heraklion. During the Venetian period,... View More
Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete Agia Aikaterini church is located in Agia Aikaterini Square, in the northeast of the Cathedral of Saint Minas.
The temple was built during the Second Byzantine period and became an important cultural and artistic center during... View More
Agia Ekaterini Church
Agia Irini Krousona Monastery
Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete The Monastery of Agia Irini, is located in the south of Krousonas, on the foothills of Psiloritis. It was one of the richest monasteries in the the early years of the era of Ottoman rule.
The date of the monastery foundation... View More
Heraklion, Heraklion, Crete The church of Agios Georgios of the Armenians is located in the historic neighbourhood known as Agia Triada (Holy Trinity), which during the years of Ottoman rule called \"small market\".
Agios Georgios church was built during... View More