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Top tourist attractions in Heraklion, Crete

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April 18, 2021
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What is Heraklion famous for?

  • Heraklion region is famous for some of the most beautiful archeological sites, remains of Minoan civilization, Knossos, Phaistos, and Malia
  • Heraklion town is the capital of the island and one of the most popular destinations
  • The Heraklion Archeological Museum houses the most important treasures of the Minoan civilization
  • Heraklion is famous also for the nightlife from Malia and Hersonissos

Top tourist Attractions in Heraklion

Malia – The city of sand, sea, and sex

Malia – The city of sand, sea, and sex

CatalinaApril 5, 20214 min read
Like the title of this article says Malia is famous for these three things: sand, sea, and sex.
Knossos – Treasure city of the mysterious Minoan civilization

Knossos – Treasure city of the mysterious Minoan civilization

CatalinaMarch 22, 20213 min read
Knossos is a grand and complex ancient palace in Crete. The Palace of Knossos was the center of the mighty Minoan civilization. The myth of the Minotaur and the myth of Daedalus and Icarus have their origin here.
Heraklion – A Travel Guide of Crete’s capital

Heraklion – A Travel Guide of Crete’s capital

CatalinaMarch 23, 20213 min read
Heraklion is the capital of Crete and is considered one of the best-fortified cities in the Mediterranean.
The Minoan Palace at Phaistos, Crete

The Minoan Palace at Phaistos, Crete

CatalinaMarch 30, 20212 min read
Phaistos is a beautiful archaeological site in Crete where one of the most mysterious artifacts was found, Phaistos Disc, and where you can see painted pottery associated with the Minoan civilization.
Malia Minoan Palace – legendary palace of King Sarpedon

Malia Minoan Palace – legendary palace of King Sarpedon

CatalinaApril 4, 20212 min read
In Greek mythology, Malia Minoan Palace was ruled by the legendary King Sarpedon, son of Zeus and Europa and brother of King Minos of Knossos.
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