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Things to Do in Heraklion

Sights Overview
Name Category Location
 
Archaeological Museum
Standing in a class of its own, this museum guards practically...
Museums / Galleries Heraklion
 
Ayia Aikaterina
Nestled in the shadow of the Ayios Minas cathedral is one of...
Religious Sites Heraklion
 
Ayios Markos
This 13th-century church (now an exhibition space) is named for...
Religious Sites Heraklion
 
Ayios Minas
This is a huge, lofty, but ultimately unprepossessing 1895 cathedral...
Religious Sites Heraklion
 
Ayios Titos
A chapel to the left of the entrance contains St. Tito's skull...
Religious Sites Heraklion
 
Historical Museum of Crete
An imposing mansion houses a varied collection of early Christian...
Museums / Galleries Heraklion
 
Koules
Heraklion's inner harbor, where fishing boats land their catch...
Military Sites Heraklion
 
Loggia
A gathering place for the island's Venetian nobility, this open-air...
Castles / Palaces Heraklion
 
Martinengo Bastion
Six bastions shaped like arrowheads jut out from the well-preserved...
Military Sites Heraklion
 
Platia Eleftherias
The city's biggest square is paved in marble and dotted with...
Squares Heraklion
 
Platia Kornarou
This square is graced with a Venetian fountain and an elegant...
Squares Heraklion
 
St. Peter's
One of Heraklion's oldest monuments, dating from the 13th century...
Religious Sites Heraklion
 
Ta Leontaria
"The Lions," a stately marble Renaissance fountain, remains a...
Fountains Heraklion
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