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Overview Of The Port Of Heraklion

About Heraklion
Heraklion is the largest city on the Greek island of Crete.

Knossos Palace is one of the most important archaeological finds in the world, and many visitors come to Heraklion just to visit it. The collection of ruins dates back nearly 4,000 years.

The Archaeological Museum has an assortment of art and artefacts housed here. Colourful frescoes and statues removed from Knossos Palace are here along with an amazing collection of vases, an assortment of ancient jewellery and several ornate drinking vessels shaped like the head of a bull.

Fountain Square (also known as Lions Square) is the central hub of activity in downtown Heraklion. The square is lined with cafes, bakeries and ice cream shops.

Market Street, a narrow alley near the centre of town is packed with shops and stalls selling fruit, vegetables, wine, local crafts and jewellery.

Lace, religious icons, jewellery and pottery are popular souvenirs to take home.

Amoudara Beach is the largest in the area and lies less than four miles away from Heraklion. There are plenty of hotels, shops and restaurants nearby, which means it can get very busy in high season.

Agia Pelagia beach is roughly 12 miles outside Heraklion, it's calm seas offers plenty of chances to enjoy activities like water skiing and wind surfing.

The beach at Paliokastro, about 10 miles west of Heraklion, is sheltered by the remains of a Venetian fortress. The beach is small the sand a bit pebbly, but the scenery is stunning.

The local Cretan yogurt is made with sheep’s milk instead of cow’s milk. Meat dishes are more popular here, for example Psitos (pork and potatoes). Loukoumades are like hand made doughnut holes fried in olive oil and topped with honey, cinnamon, and finely ground sesame or nuts.
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Heraklion's harbour is less than half a mile north east of the main tourist area. Most of the town's attractions are within 20 minutes walking distance. There is a tourist information office at the terminal.

A Venetian fort sits right next to the harbour, with a curving pedestrian walkway leading from here to the sea. Several restaurants line the streets across from the harbour.

Taxis are available at the port area.
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