Heraklion is a multifaceted seaside city and a major urban centre that embraces both past and present. The Heraklion of yesterday concentrates around the Old Town and its romantic Venetian harbour. And the vibrant city of today, with squares and pedestrian walkways, is filled with youthful energy, restaurants and bars. And that’s before you discover the excellent museums and one of the largest aquariums in Europe.
Just beyond the city limits is much-vaunted Knossos, the most important centre of Minoan civilisation and home of the myth of the Minotaur.
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