Heracleion was a great disappointment, Herakleion, Greece
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Recommended Chalkida Guide
When the Romans took over Chalkida, the city had once again gained some mercantile affluence. In the 6th century, Chalkida was used as a fortress to defend central Greece from some northern aggressors. Venetian rulers occupied the place starting in the year 1209 and it was handed over to the Ottoman rule in 1470. In 1688, Chalkida was successful in the defense against Venetian aggressions on the city. Chalkida History – Modern Era A remarkable turn in Chalkida History happened when it was named chief capital of Euboea in 1899. In 1904, the city was able to develop its trade with overseas cities and towns because of the construction of... Read more »
Recent reviews for Herakleion
The road to Paralia - Jun 12, 2009, by angel
In August 2006 me and my boyfriend decided to visit Greece for some days. First we went to a few travel agencies to see what they offer, but we realized that for our budget Paraia in Greece is the perfect choice, and only by bus (the other... Read more »
The best climate in Greece - Apr 1, 2009, by Wazling
Very small village, only with some buildings and small store, at least one restaurant, directly at the train station. The city is well known for its healing fountains. There's no nightlife, but a great wide beach, where a lot of... Read more »
Short visit in Tripolis - Dec 16, 2006, by Wazling
If you don't have a car, you should really check public traffic schedules, otherwise you're stuck in the middle of nowhere, like I was! Tripolis is not really special, there are a few shops fort ourists and soem restaurants, but nothing you... Read more »
What to do in Gythion - Apr 3, 2009, by Wazling
If you're in the south of Greece and you want to go somewhere by bus, go to Gythion. There's a bus mainstation, from where you can reach all smaller destinations without a railwayconnection. Besides that, the city isnt very beautiful.But it... Read more »
Not amazed by Patras - Dec 16, 2006, by Wazling
Its a big, ugly city, only mass tourism oriented, nothing special about it. When we asked a taxi driver for the next beach, he drove us to 'Rion Beach'. It was a street with only pubs and bars and only one camping place, which was very... Read more »
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