HERAKLION

/HERAKLION

KNOSSOS

By | 2018-06-27T01:36:38+00:00 June 26th, 2018|Categories: DISCOVER CRETE, HERAKLION|Tags: , , , |

Knossos, also spelled Cnossus, city in ancient Crete, capital of the legendary king Minos, and the principal centre of the Minoan, the earliest of the Aegean civilizations (see Minoan civilization). The site of Knossos stands on a knoll between the confluence of two streams and is located about 5 miles (8 km) inland from Crete’s [...]

HERSONISSOS

By | 2018-06-27T01:37:38+00:00 July 31st, 2012|Categories: DISCOVER CRETE, HERAKLION|Tags: , , |

Limenas Chersonisou is a town in the north of Crete, on the Mediterranean. This community is about 25 kilometers east of Heraklion and west of Agios Nikolaos. What is usually called Hersonissos is in fact its peninsula and harbour. It is part of the Heraklion Prefecture just 25 klm from the Heraklion airport and 27 [...]

HERAKLION

By | 2018-06-27T01:37:08+00:00 July 31st, 2012|Categories: DISCOVER CRETE, HERAKLION|

Heraklion is the largest city and capital of Crete. It is also the fourth largest city in Greece. Its name is also spelled Herakleion, a transliteration of the ancient Greek and Katharevousa name, Ἡράκλειον, or Iraklio, among other variants. For centuries it was known as Candia, a Venetian adaptation of the earlier Greek name Χάνδαξ [...]