Heraklion

With the Venetian air still breathing in the old city, the Minoan civilization that has left indelible marks on Knossos, the authentic Cretan cuisine stirring smells in every corner of
the city and its attractive sandy beaches, Heraklion is a must to visit this summer.

For your accommodation, choose high-end hotels of all categories, either in the city or in the nearby sandy beaches with their blue waters, in Ammoudara, Agia Pelagia or the famous tourist resort of Limenas Hersonissos.

Walk along the Venetian harbor with the medieval fortress of Koules and continue to the center with neoclassical buildings, the Venetian Lujia, the noblemens’ club and the church of St. Titus leading to the Lions Square. Visit the archaeological site and museum of Knossos, where the Minoan civilization, one of the most ancient civilizations in the world flourished, and browse through the famous palaces, admiring unique exhibits of thousands of years. 

The next stop is Phaistos, overlooking the blue Libyan Sea, which was the second most important center of the Minoan civilization. To get in touch with the Cretan element, hike to nearby villages, such as Archanes, where Cretan wines are famous and a well-preserved settlement with many colors and beautiful architecture. Water sports, diving, hiking and rock climbing in the famous Psiloritis are just some of the many activities the destination offers. Enjoy authentic Cretan cuisine at the taverns and restaurants of the city accompanied by raki and enjoy contemporary Cretan sounds that combine the tradition with the modern.

Explore the heart of Crete and enjoy an unforgettable experience!