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Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
A museum delineating the history of the island Crete, complete with artifacts belonging to the ancient civilizations that once populated the island.
Attraction type: History Museums; Art Museums
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Historical Museum of Crete
Historical Museum of Crete
Owner description: The Historical Museum of Crete presents a comprehensive view of Cretan history from early Christian times to the present day. It was founded in 1953 by the Society of Cretan... more Owner description: The Historical Museum of Crete presents a comprehensive view of Cretan history from early Christian times to the present day. It was founded in 1953 by the Society of Cretan Historical Studies, which had been established two years earlier. The museum is housed in a two-storey neoclassical building, which was constructed in 1903 on the site of an earlier mansion belonging to the Kalokerinos family. The second building, designed by K. Tsandirakis, was clearly influenced by morphological features of the earlier one, and was later listed as a historical monument. The new museum extension to the west constituted an attempt to combine traditional and modern architecture. The original goal of those founding the Historical Museum of Crete was to collect and preserve valuable archaeological, ethnographic and historical material deriving from the medieval and modern periods in Cretan history. The process of enriching the collections, extending exhibition space and redefining the museum's aims has never ceased. Prolific research and publishing activity, the organisation of temporary exhibitions, educational programmes and the use of audiovisual media all form part of the modern educational role adopted by the Historical Museum of Crete over time. The same approach also includes the gradual re-organisation of the collections on display so as to appeal to a wider range of visitors, thus offering them the opportunity to understand the many facets of historical development on Crete from early Byzantine times to the present day. less
Attraction type: History Museums
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The Palace of Knossos
The Palace of Knossos
These labyrinthine ruins are said to have been home to the monstrous Minotaur, a half-man half-bull creature that devoured young virgins.
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites
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Agios Titos Church
Agios Titos Church
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals
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Knossos Archaeological Site
Knossos Archaeological Site
Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion
Attraction type: Ancient Ruins
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Peskesi
Peskesi
Ranked #1 of 309 Restaurants in Heraklion
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek, Gluten Free
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Kastella
Kastella
Ranked #2 of 309 Restaurants in Heraklion
Price: $11 - $17
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek, Soups
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Erganos
Erganos
Ranked #3 of 309 Restaurants in Heraklion
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Paralia Seaside Restaurant
Paralia Seaside Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 309 Restaurants in Heraklion
Price: $11 - $17
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Central Park
Central Park
Ranked #5 of 309 Restaurants in Heraklion
Cuisines: Contemporary, Healthy, Bar, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Cafe
Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hotel LiLi
Hotel LiLi
$42 - $119
Ranked #17 of 59 Hotels in Heraklion
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Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village
4.0 of 5
Arolithos Traditional Cretan Village
$30 - $65 (€27 - €59)
Ranked #1 of 7 Heraklion B&B and Inns
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Hotel Pension Rea
1.0 of 5
Hotel Pension Rea
$37 - $63 (€33 - €57)
Ranked #18 of 59 Hotels in Heraklion
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Lato Boutique Hotel
3.0 of 5
Lato Boutique Hotel
$76 - $133
Ranked #4 of 59 Hotels in Heraklion
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Kastro Hotel
3.0 of 5
Kastro Hotel
$64 - $99 (€58 - €89)
Ranked #5 of 59 Hotels in Heraklion
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Sofia Hotel
3.0 of 5
Sofia Hotel
$58 - $101
Ranked #10 of 59 Hotels in Heraklion
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

GDM Megaron Hotel
5.0 of 5
GDM Megaron Hotel
$117 - $462
Ranked #1 of 59 Hotels in Heraklion
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Galaxy Hotel Iraklio
5.0 of 5
Galaxy Hotel Iraklio
$110 - $249 (€99 - €225)
Ranked #2 of 59 Hotels in Heraklion
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Aquila Atlantis Hotel
5.0 of 5
Aquila Atlantis Hotel
$104 - $469
Ranked #3 of 59 Hotels in Heraklion
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