When you visit the inlands of Heraklion, the capital of the Greek island of Crete, it will seem as if time has stood still.
Heraklion is located on the north coast of Crete and is a city with character. It has a lively atmosphere with cosy terraces, shops and typical restaurants with Greek specialities.
The city’s small white houses and its inhabitants dressed in traditional black clothing are iconic. If you take an excursion to historical excavations such as the palace of Knossos, you will discover real Greek culture. Seaside resorts such as Hersonissos, Agios Nikolaos and Rethymnon have a lively bustle. A walk to the port, where you can also admire the old Venetian ramparts, is a must do.
If you want to discover Greek culture, Heraklion is definitely a wonderful destination.