Stroll through the Old Market at 1866 Street


The name of the street refers to one of the most important Cretan uprisings to overthrow the Turkish yoke.

For many decades, this cobbled street was the commercial center and culinary heart of the city, flooded with dozens of shops with souvenirs and aromatic herbs, with fresh fruit, vegetables, and fish, traditional sweets and cheese varieties, buttery Cretan graviera and anthotyro from Anogeia.

The central market is where the locals do their daily shopping. Make sure to take a stroll through the Agora (Market) of Heraklion to stock up on Cretan delicacies such as thyme honey, xerotigana and herbs for drinks such as dittany. Local customers as well as many tourists make a stop at the traditional cafés for a raki.

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