Heraklion is the capital of Crete and one of the largest cities in Greece. The ruins of the ancient and legendary palace of Knossos lie near the city of Heraklion. The city are full of interesting places that tells the stories of the ancient Greek society and you don’t have to be a history buff to be able to enjoy and appreciate all the interesting sights and things to do in Heraklion. You can trace the fascinating past of the city and all of Greece just by strolling along the city streets.
Heraklion conserves many historic sites and artifacts that showcase the rich culture and heritage of the region.
The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the most impressive in Greece and contains the most notable Minoan arts, plus a complete collection of artifacts of the Minoan Civilization of Crete. The museum houses many ancient artifacts, including clay pots, early tablets with ancient writing, the famous Snake Goddess statuette as well as the Bull’s Head Rython.
Heraklion enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, which makes it perfect for outdoor activities year round. Summers are long and hot, winters are mild, and drastic changes in temperature are rare. As you travel inward, you can expect some cooler temperatures and even some snowfall at higher elevations during the winter.
Heraklion has many hotels, villas and inns to offer, each in various price ranges. The prices are fairly affordable, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding one that suits your budget. Prices tend to go up and the number of tourists increases during the summer, so plan ahead and book your accommodations beforehand.
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