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Deanosaur89
Edmonton, Canada7,829 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The Loggia was built in 1620 by a man named Morozini who constructed a number of architectural features in the area. It used to be a meeting place for Nobels and people of higher standing when the Venetians ruled Crete but today it is the town hall for Heraklion. It was at the risk of collapsing and being destroyed but the Greeks saved it by renovating and restoring it. Today the building is considered to be one of the best renovated monuments in the country.

The loggia itself was not open for visitors when we visited in March but there are a couple of picture opportunities here like in the covered area and the courtyard. The area nearby is full of other architectural sights in Heraklion, shops and many good restaurants and cafes. We stopped here at night and during the day for about 10 minutes each time. Tour groups going through the area made a very quick stop here too. It is well lit during the night but the courtyard is not - we took a fun picture during the day in the courtyard by placing our phone on the ground and having it look up at us.
Written March 25, 2024
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Skeney57
Sydney, Australia24,410 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
It was an interesting building and we just wandered in for a look! Turns out it was a Venetian built building and is used by the authorities nowadays. All I know it was a cool looking bit of architecture and the wife could log onto the web! Well worth a quick look and the gallery is good.
Written July 23, 2023
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Graham B
Devizes, UK41,461 contributions
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Sep 2013 • Couples
As with the fountain, for us, no trip to Iraklion is complete without spending a while gazing at this beautiful building. It sits on the left side of 25 Augustou St as you head up the hill towards the Plateia Venizelou and is adjacent to Agios Titos church, which is set somewhat back from the street.

It was completed in 1628 by Francesco Morosini who also built the nearby fountain. It was to all intents a public building but only for the lords and masters of the time, where economic and commercial decisions were made which would benefit the city. It was also the centre for local administration.

It's a two storey rectangular structure, with its open arcade on the ground floor probably being one of the most photographed spots on Crete. It's a blend of Ionic and Doric styles and is a almost exact copy of a similar Loggia in the Italian city of Vincenza.

However, by the time of Cretan independence in 1898, the Loggia had fallen into disrepair and lay in that state until 1905 when it was handed to the city as a future town hall, recreating its role from more than two and a half centuries ago. It is now restored totally to its previous glory and is certainly one of the most striking buildings in the city.
Written September 17, 2013
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Neni83
Glasgow106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 • Family
A lovely building especially when the sun is setting. Lots of photo opportunities. It is on the main street in town and is a popular hangout for the young Greeks. It housed an art exhibition while I as there.
Written August 9, 2013
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travelcycle
Prague, Czech Republic229 contributions
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a beautiful historical building on a beautiful historical square. it serves as a municipal gallery and depending on the exhibition the entrance is usually (if not always) free. even if you don't like the exhibition you get the chance to see the building and the tombs of thw venetian dukes inside it.
Written March 18, 2012
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Ramadama
New Providence, NJ2,914 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
We ecounterd the beautiful, old Venetian building as we were walking around in the area. It is currently an administration building so you can't go inside. But we were able to admire the outside architecture.
Written June 16, 2021
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Ava T
Cambridge, UK58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2014 • Solo
It is on the square near the end of 25 Aug st, so you'll easily find it when crossing this street to check monuments, shops or other attraction. It's a bit simple but still interesting to see
Written July 11, 2014
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jimsack
Fort Wayne, IN172 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2013 • Friends
Sadly, this lovely building is marred with graffiti like almost every other building in Iraklio. It seems the young men here are hell bent on showing their banal insights through the medium of spray paint. None of it is art, but the Loggia is, so it is additionally disappointing to see how irresponsible the young people in this community are, and how indifferent is the government.
Written October 26, 2013
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Marios S
Heraklion, Greece66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Friends
Loggia is a beautiful building in city center, probably the most attractive Venetian administrative building in Crete. Sometimes (festive periods or special occasions, i.e. charity purposes) there is a flea market. The only inconvenient is that there is not full access inside
Written May 9, 2013
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Akaki
Tbilisi, Georgia19 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Family
It's a historical building, so good to see it as you are walking on the main street, stop for some time and try to see the center part of the building with big cube and nice view above. you can only see exterior though as there is no tourist entrance allowed inside the building
Written August 24, 2023
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