The Heraklion Venetian fortress dominates the port capital of the island of Crete. Since the 15th century the city has been dominated by the Venetians, and thus, it still shows its strength in the port today. The fort can be visited inside, but it's no big deal. It has a nice view of the city.
Heraklion is the capital of Crete. It has a fishing port guarded by an imposing Venetian fortress. Here you can see the remains of Roman baths in the bottom of the city. This city has all the elements to be an archaeological treasure. Worth a visit.
Five km from Heraklion, near the Palace of Knossos lies a place with an aqueduct, where families can go walking with their children. There is a small picturesque church. It's a great place to relax in the city of Heraklion. You can take the bus which runs every twenty minutes from the city centre.
The setting of this Minoan archaeological site is fantastic. Great views across to Mount Ida and surrounded by olive groves. The importance of olive oil on Crete is clear and this has been so for thousands of years as demonstrated by the large ceramic jars found around the site.
The Minoans built the site in the second millennium BC. The famous Phaistos disk was found here. It can be seen in the Heraklion archaeological museum, which is well worth a visit.