Know before you go

Heraklion Crete, a city filled with palaces, fountains and mythical labyrinths. As a birthplace of Minoan civilization, Heraklion shows you the best of Crete history and culture.

The colossal palace of Knossos near Heraklion rises from the center of an ancient Minoan settlement, unveiling their innovation and forward-thinking. The palace is linked to King Minos and characters from mythology such as the Minotaur and Labyrinth.

Moreover, the grave of the important Cretan writer Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1957) is located at the highest point of the Walls of Heraklion. The writer was widely considered a giant of modern Greek literature and he was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in nine different years.


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