"The capital of Crete" Heraklion by AndyRG
Heraklion Travel Guide: 309 reviews and 852 photos
Irakleio is the biggest city of the island, the most busy-travelled too. They say that it is a miniature of Athens, connoting that it has all the disadvantages of the capital of Greece (as traffic tungle, arbitrary building system and so on...)
On the other hand, Irakleio is getting better year by year, there are places which can't be seen easily, but are surely nice!
What's more, the best museums of Crete can be found there...
Don't also forget that the capital of Crete is an olympic city (as Thessaloniki, Volos, Patra, and Athens, of course!), the Olympic Games of 2004 is an important fact for Irakleio too...
It is a part of the grave of Nikos Kazantzakis, the great Cretan writer (1883-1957). His novels have been translated in... more travel advice
It is the only one museum of its kind in Crete, about 5 km south of Irakleio, near Knossos. You see there effigies of... more travel advice
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