The city of Heraklion is the capital of Crete and its largest urban and trade centre. Its strategic location makes it the ideal starting point for endless explorations all over the island. Check out our suggestions for endless urban routes and trips to the heartland. Get useful information on your journey and accommodation and plan your visit to our city. Discover the history and culture of Heraklion through its numerous monuments, museums, exhibitions, temples and other points of interest.
The centre of Heraklion city is defined by the Venetian walls, which is the largest fortification of the eastern Mediterranean area and one of the most important monuments of the city. The historic centre of Heraklion has gone through numerous changes over the centuries and has been influenced and enriched by 5 + 1 cultures: Minoans, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Venetians and Turks have lived here, leaving their mark on the history, culture and architecture of the city.