Heraklion is the capital of the Crete, well known for the archaeological highlight Knossos, and one of the most important museums of Greece, showing from minoic to Roman art. The city is full of buildings showing its glorious period under the Venetian domination: the walls, its port, its castle, the "loggia" Morosini Fountain, many churches. Other museaum show the role of Crete in history. and a number of attractive old buildings.
Heraklion is very lively and so are the nearby Chersonisou and Malia. Beaches are not in town: Ammoudara at 7 km and Made at 20 km away.
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