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Heraklion, the vibrant capital of Crete, stands as a bustling metropolis blending ancient treasures with modern-day vitality. This dynamic city, rich in history and culture, offers visitors an intriguing mix of world-class archaeological sites, such as the renowned Palace of Knossos, the cradle of the Minoan civilization and the legendary home of King Minos and the Minotaur. Just a stone's throw from the city, this ancient site offers a fascinating glimpse into Europe's oldest civilization.

The heart of Heraklion pulses in its lively city center, where the old and new coexist harmoniously. Strolling through the streets, one can admire the imposing Venetian walls and the Koules Fortress, which guard the city's rich past, before diving into vibrant markets and bustling squares. The Heraklion Archaeological Museum, one of the most important museums in Greece, houses an extensive collection of Minoan artifacts, providing a deep dive into the island's ancient history.

Culinary enthusiasts will delight in Heraklion's gastronomic offerings, from traditional tavernas serving up Cretan specialties to chic cafes offering inventive cuisine. The city's nightlife is equally enticing, with a plethora of bars and clubs providing entertainment into the early hours.

Heraklion is not just Crete's administrative center but the heart of the island's cultural and social life, offering a compelling mix of history, culture, and contemporary flair, making it an essential stop on any Cretan adventure.

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Our trip starts from Ierapetra and by bus we will take you to the capital of Crete Heraklion city for a full day! We will...
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