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Heraklion Reviews, Greece

 
    's mapPlanning a trip to Heraklion, Greece? Unless it's not your first visit there, it's sure you have a ton of questions you want to ask about the whats, wheres and whos of Heraklion. Well, you're in luck, because we have an incredibly helpful community of veteran travelers that often share their experiences in the locations they visit and we have a couple of these user-written reviews on Heraklion as well. You can check them out below and remember, if you want additional information on Heraklion or any other destination, feel free to ask our team about it or post a question in our forum section.

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Recent reviews for Heraklion

About the myth of Knossos, gallery by stefAbout the myth of Knossos - Feb 1, 2008, by stef
The antique metropol Knossos, located 3 miles from the capital Hersonissos, was an ambigous experience for us. We enjoyed the famous king Minos' castle's ruins. On the other part we had a messy experience in a restaurant, where we eat. But... Read more » 

Rent a parking place in Frankfurt - Jul 11, 2007, by stef
We visited Creta in June 2007. We departed from Frankfurt, Germany erly in the morning (5:30 am). Both of our kids four years old Adam, and two years old David accompanied us. In order to catch the plane we had to start in the night from... Read more »

Short visit to Crete, gallery by WazlingShort visit to Crete - Dec 13, 2006, by Wazling
After we were back again at Athens, we still had quite much time, so we decided to go to Crete. We went to Heraklion for one day, walked through the city and visited the museum. It has got some nice findings there if you like such things.... Read more » 

Holiday in Crete - Dec 10, 2006, by Wazling
Because we had so much time left at the end of our trip through Greece, we went to Crete. It was a great idea, i didn't want to have missed it. Everything is wonderful here. The land, monuments and also the people, who are exremely friendly... Read more »

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Iraklion History

At the beginning of the 13th century, the Republic of Venice, a major naval power at the time, bought Iraklion. The city flourished under the rule of the Venetians, despite the hostility of the locals. The city became the riches cultural centre in the Mediterranean, overshadowing even Athens or Thessaloniki. During the renaissance, many of the city’s artists became famous on the continent, for example El Greco. The Cretan School of icon painting is still very well known and appreciated today. In the 15th century, the Turks were a rising menace in Europe, and in order to protect the city, the Venetians built a 4.5 km long wall whose... Read more »

 
 
 

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