Heraklion Port

Car rental Heraklion Port

Heraklion is the largest city and resort in Crete, the 5th largest city in Greece, with more than 140,000 inhabitants. Nearby is the Bronze Age Knossos, also known as the Minos Palace. Its history is so diverse that it has been ruled by the Byzantine, Venetian, and Ottoman Empires over the centuries. Its architecture also shows the diversity of the centuries: the city has many sculptures that shape significant figures in the history of the island, such as the sculptures of El Greco and Nikos Kazantzakis. Many fountains have survived from the Venetian era, including the Bembo, Priuli, Palmeti, Sagredo, and Morosini fountains.

In Heraklion, it is not surprising to stumble upon a city wall or just a fortress, as it was built in the Middle Ages as a line of defense. These monsters provided protection to the locals even during the long sieges. It is an important port city, with ferries and ferries to Santorini, Rhodes, Karpathos and Athens.

There are many museums in the city. For those who love history, the Archaeological Museum can provide a real experience, where we can see legacies from the Bronze Age to Roman times. The Museum of History, the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of History and Traditions of Crete can also be interesting. In the latter we can also admire the painting of El Greco.

The mentioned Venetian city wall with its 3 km length is also worth walking around, as there are also these bastions and two special gates, one of which is the Gate of Jesus. The Basilica of Agios Titus is one of the sights of Heraklion, one of the oldest cathedrals in the Greeks. You can also visit Venizelu Square if you are already there, as it is home to the loggia, which is familiar to many, built in the 17th century.

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