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The best things to do in Heraklion

Heraklion is the largest city and capital of the island of Crete in Greece. It's famous for the numerous archaeological sites present in every corner of the Hellenic country. Among the major things to see in Heraklion, highlights include the "Knossos Palace", the most important of the Crete Minoan Palaces, built around 2,000 BC. Other necessary places to visit in Heraklion include the archaeological site of Archanes and Mount Iouchtas. There are many attractions in Heraklion to visit, including beautiful beaches. Some of the best known are Balos Beach, Preveli beach, or Chersonissos, in a village near the city. At the city's port you'll find the Venetian Fort Heraklion, whose interior you can visit where you'll have a nice view of the city. There's lots of stuff to do in Heraklion today so it's best to organize your route according to the city's different areas. To do this you'll have to get to the different areas of the city before you travel, as well as all the religious buildings and
Heraklion attractions. Highlights include
Agios Minas Cathedral, built around the year 1735. There are hundreds of things to do in Heraklion, which is why Greece is the origin of today's modern society as we know it. Remember, it is the birthplace of democracy. For lovers of temples and architecture, there's probably no other country in the world like Greece. All the
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makes this capital city of Crete unique. For more on what to do in
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Ruins in Heraklion
The Palace of Knossos
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Harbors in Heraklion
Heraklion Harbour
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Heraklion Fortress
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Islands in Heraklion
Samaria Gorge
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Hiking in Heraklion
Lassithi Plateau
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Beaches in Heraklion
Preveli Palm Beach
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Islands in Heraklion
Dia Island
Churches in Heraklion
Agios Titos Church
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Chersonissos
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Caves in Heraklion
Cave of Zeus
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Of Cultural Interest in Heraklion
Morosini Fountain
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Airports in Heraklion
Heraklion International Airport
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Knossos Aqueduct
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Museums in Heraklion
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
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