24 pages about "heraklion"

10 Archaeological Museums

Crete has so much history, it needs a lot of museums to house it! No matter where you are staying, how can you not take a couple of hours and discover for yourself something that was forgotten and believed to…

10 Castles

Although the Minoans didn’t build castles, the Romans, Venetians, and Ottomans made up for it. Being in such an important trading and maritime location in the Mediterranean, Crete has had more than its fair share of piracy and invasion, the…

Airports & Flights

brilliant offers on flights to Crete Airports Heraklion (HER) – international, all destinations Chania (CHA) – international, all destinations Siteia (JSH) – Greek internal flights, occasional foreign charters Heraklion Heraklion, to the eastern end of the island, is the largest…

Aposelmi dam submerges medieval Cretan village

Cretan village deliberately submerged in reservoir as part of dam project elladastinkardiamou: Aerial footage has emerged of a village in Crete,¬†Greece¬†which has been deliberately sunk in an artificial water reservoir. The controversial Aposelemi dam project, which should solve a water…

Atheati Poli Festival 2015

An unusual festival, now in its third year re-connecting the people, history and community of ancient Heraklion city. The Venetians built the massive defensive fortification walls that still surround Heraklion but their upper levels have been forgotten and fallen into…

Bali

Bali is a coastal village on the north coast of Crete, about 30 km east of Rethymnon and 45 km from Heraklion (airport). It is built on a raised small peninsula so overlooks the bay and the sea. Bali has…

Crete Island

Finding Your Way Around The lovely island of Crete is the largest island of all Greek islands. Thankfully it can be described as 4 administrative districts: from the west, Chania, then Rethymno (Rethymnon), Heraklion with Lassithi the most eastern. The…