Town/City: Heraklion

Museum of Natural History of Crete

The Museum of Natural History of Crete (NFIC) of the University of Crete was founded in December 1980 by a presidential decree within the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Crete. It is based in Heraklion, Crete

Historical Museum of Crete

The Historical Museum of Crete was founded in 1953 by the Society of Cretan Historical Studies and is housed in Heraklion Crete [1]. The museum presents an overview of Crete’s history from the early Christian centuries to the modern era.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum

The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion is the museum that presents almost all of Minoan civilization. It is one of the largest and most important museums in Greece and one of the most important in Europe. Its exhibits include representative samples from all periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering some 5,500 years, from the Neolithic …

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Venetian walls of Heraklion

The Venetian walls of Heraklion are a large fortification project, with many engineers and craftsmen working on construction and spending huge sums. The walls began to be built in 1462 and were virtually completed in 1669, with the occupation of Chandaka by the Ottomans. The original designs of the Venetian walls were by Jano da …

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Church of Saint Titus

The church of Saint Titus is an Orthodox church in Heraklion, Crete, dedicated to Saint Titus. The present church was built in 1869 as the Yeni Mosque and in 1925 was dedicated to Christian worship. The church was declared a cathedral of the Archdiocese of Crete in 2013. The building is an eclectic four-storey temple …

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Koules

Koules, Castello del Molo, Rocca a Mare, Castello a Mare, Castel di Candia or the former Castel di Candia is the Venetian fortress built by the Venetians at Heraklion. It is located at the entrance of the Venetian harbor in order to protect the port of Heraklion and the Castle of Paleokastro the bay of …

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Knossos Museum

Knossos (also Cnossos, both pronounced /(kə)ˈnɒsɒs, -səs/; Greek: Κνωσός, Knōsós [knoˈsos]), is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and has been called Europe’s oldest city. Settled as early as the Neolithic period, the name Knossos survives from ancient Greek references to the major city of Crete. The palace of Knossos eventually became the ceremonial and political centre of the Minoan civilization and culture. The palace was abandoned at some unknown …

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