Sunday, August 4, 2013

Discover the fantastic island of Heraklion
Discover the fantastic island of Heraklion
The current town of Heraklion is the capital of Crete, the economical centre of the island and it has a bustling environment to match. Ancient Byzantine chapels appear against a contemporary cityscape in this city of contrasts, while its sidewalk cafes and stylish boutiques lend Heraklion its modern air. However, if you're ready to lose yourself in the back roads, you will get a glimpse of a slower, more traditional life style.

The capital city of Crete Heraklion, has lots of structures and artifacts which are thousands of years old, but the area has been given a contemporary makeover recently that has made it a incredibly popular destination. The excellent museums and cultural celebrations, wonderful dining choices, and simple access to some of the other Aegean Islands imply that there is something for everybody here.

Go to the grand architecture and huge beaches of Karteros, the strip of museums and art attractions along Xanthoudidou Street, or watch the beautiful sunsets on the harbor.

You may use public city bus network to get around Heraklion however, you have to find out the line to your destination. There are often no routes or agendas published at the bus stops.

Take pleasure in your time in the heart of Heraklion. Walk along the wonderful roman streets and take a stop at Liberty Square which is filled with cafes, dining places and many stores and jewellery stores.

Heraklion's Archaeological Museum houses the remains of the 3000-year old Minoan civilization, which grew around the nearby legendary palace of Knossos (of Minotaur fame), in addition to Byzantine churches and a well-preserved Venetian wall and fortress dating from the 15th century.

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