Greekislands.com - Greekhotel.com
www.TravelAgenciesinGreece.com | Travel Agencies in Greece www.ConferenceHotelsinGreece.com | Conference Hotels in Greece www.WinterHolidaysinGreece.com | Winter Holidays in Greece
Advertising Info
Hotel & Travel Guide for your holidays in Heraklion-Crete. The site where Hotel Owners and Agents in Heraklion meet their Guests!
Greece Crete Heraklion Prefecture Heraklion Sightseeing
Greek version availableEnglish version available
Heraklion Crete Heraklion Hotels
Heraklion Crete Heraklion Rooms
Heraklion Crete Heraklion Studios
Heraklion Crete Heraklion Suites
Heraklion Crete Heraklion Apartments
Heraklion Crete Heraklion Family Rooms
Heraklion Crete Heraklion Bungalows
Heraklion on Google Maps
Heraklion Detailed Map
Heraklion Car Rental
Why Heraklion ?
About Heraklion
Heraklion Villages
Heraklion Beaches
Heraklion Photo Gallery
Heraklion Panoramas
Heraklion Slide Show
Heraklion Wallpapers
Heraklion Sightseeing
 Heraklion Video Clip
 Heraklion PDF guide: En | Gr
Heraklion Virtual Tour
Hotels in Heraklion by area: 
 
Heraklion info by area: 

Heraklion Sightseeing

The shipwreck of the French vessel "La Therese" (1669)
The shipwreck of the French vessel "La Terese" was found in 1976 during the surveys that Jacques Yves Cousteau did in the Agean in cooperation with the Greek Ministry of Culture. According to the press of the period, the shipwreck was pointed out to Cousteau by a diver coming from Heraklion, in the area between the Heraklion bay and the islet of Dia. more...

View on Map
The Cave of Eilytheia
Some 1 kilometer South to Amnissos it is found the cave of Eilytheia. According to Ancient Greek tradition, Eilytheia was the protector of confined women and helped them to have an easy and painless delivery. more...

View on Map

Monasteries
Vrondissiou Monastery
Situated 48 kilometres far from Heraklion at the Southwest and 3 kilometres at the North of the village Zaros, the Vrondissiou Monastery is a very old one, going back to the 14th century, according to the documents available. more...

View on Map
The Monastery of Valsamonero
The Monastery of Valsamonero is found 54 kilometres far from Heraklio at the Southwest, 2 kilometres from the crossroad before Kamares at the site of Vorizia. The Monastery has been constructed during the early Venetian domination; some inscriprions indicate the date of 1332. more...

View on Map

Venetian Monuments
The Venetian Fort Koules
The Fort of Koules ( the word means "fort" in turkish) overlooks the Venetian harbour. It was built by the Venetians in 1211, as soon as they took possesion of Megalo Kasto, as it was called Heraklion in Byzantine times. Initially,the fort was called "Rocca al Mare" ("rock at the sea"). more...

View on Map

Recent Monuments
Didaktirion (School) of Ano Archanes
The Didaktirion of Ano Archanes is an excellent sample of the architecture current in Crete during the period of the Cretan State, that is to say in early 19th century. Destinated to house a school, the building had been designed in 1901 by the Greek architect Salveros, who had come in Crete accompanying prince George when the latter was nominated for High Commissioner of the Cretan State. more...

View on Map
Fytakis' Mansion
The Fytakis' Mansion has been characterised as a "work of art" and listed by the Ministry of Culture as a historic building with conservation status. It has been built during 1926-1930 and it is the first multi-storeyed building in the city. more...

View on Map
The building of Heraklion Prefecture
The building actually housing the Prefecture of Heraklion was built in 1883, at the place of the Venetian military quarters, already destroyed in that period of time. The building was destinated to lodge the Ottoman troops. more...

View on Map

Archaeological Sites
The Villa of the Lillies
Situated at "Palaeochora", at Amnissos, some 9 kilometres eastern to Heraklion, this Minoan villa has been named after the the famous frescoes with blossomed lillies which decorated the walls of the building. more...

View on Map
The archaeological site of Agia Triada
The archaeological site of Aghia Triada is situated 66 kilometres far from Heraklion at the Southwest, 3 kilometres far from Faistos at the West, via a dirt track, and 3-4 kilometres eastern to Tymbaki, via a 2 kilometres long dirt track. more...

View on Map
The archaeological site of Gortyna
Situated 45 kilometres far from Heraklion at the South-Southwest, and 1 kilometer far from the village of Aghioi Deka, the archaeological site of Gortyna is easily accessible from Heraklion by bus, with frequent service, as well as by rented and private cars and motorbikes. more...

View on Map
The archaeological site of Knossos
The archaeological site of Knossos is situated 6 kilometres far from Heraklio at the Southeast. The site is very easily accessible by all means: public buses run very frequently, taxis and tourist buses are available and you may always use rented or private cars and motorbikes. more...

View on Map
The archaeological site of Festos
The archaeologidal site of Phaistos is situated at a distance of 63 kilometres far from Heraklion at the Southwest. Access from Heraklion is easy by public bus, tourist buses and rented or private car and motorbikes. more...

View on Map
The archaeological site of Malia
The archaeological site of Malia is situated at a distance of some 38 kilometres far from Heraklion at the East, 2 kilometres far from the village of Malia, in the area between the National Road and the sea. more...

View on Map
The archaeological site of Levina
Ancient Levina was situated at the place where there is now the small scenic fishermen village of Lentas, 75 kilometres far from Heraklion at the Southeast, on the Libyan sea; the site was the port of Gortys. Access from Heraklion is possible by public bus and rented or private cars and motorbikes. more...

View on Map

Museums
Archaeological Museum of Heraklion
The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion was established in late 19th century and was initially housed in a building constructed in the period between 1904 and 1912. In 1937 moved to a modern antiseismic building at Xanthoudidou street. more...

View on Map
The Municipal Museum of the Battle of Crete and the National Resistence at Heraklion
The Museum was established by the Municipality of Heraklion, following the very successful exhibition of documents 1941- 1945; the exhibition took place in 1991 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the island. more...

View on Map
The Museum of Cretan Ethnology
The Museum of Cretan Ethnology is situated 2 kilometres far from the archaeological site of Phaistos, at the traditional village of Vori (6 kilometres far from Mires at the East). It was inaugurated in 1988 and in 1992 was awarded by the European Council. more...

View on Map
Museum of History of Crete
The Museum of History of Crete was established in 1953; it is housed in the Kalokairinos' Mansion, a building of 1870 which replaced an older one. The building was designed by the well known Greek architect Lyssandros Kaftantzoglou. more...

View on Map
Kazantzakis Museum
The Kazantzakis' Museum is found at Varvari, 20 kilometres far from Heraklion at the South. The aims of the Museum is to collect all the material concerning the the great Greek author Nikos Kazantzakis, whose origin was from Crete, and display it to the visitors so that they know more about him. more...

View on Map
Back to Crete island   Greekislands.com Home Page   View hotels in: