1866 Street

The street name refers to one of the most important Cretan uprisings to overthrow the Turkish yoke. The Heraklion central market is full of shops selling souvenirs, fruit and vegetables, herbs and spices, cheese and meat, along with small cafés and traditional restaurants (tavernas). The roads running at right angles to left and right of

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Christian Art Museum

The Museum of Christian Art “Saint Catherine of Sinai” is housed in a cruciform church dedicated to St. Catherine. It is located in the city center, close to the old and the current Metropolitan church of St. Minas.The church was founded in the second Byzantine period and was a centre of intellectual activity from the

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Fontana Morosini

The Fontana Morosini (‘Lions’) is the best-known fountain in Heraklion, serving as a landmark for locals and visitors alike. Following recent restoration work, it is now one of the city’s finest monuments. The eight-lobed basin rests on an ornate three-stepped pedestal. It is adorned with reliefs of scenes from mythology and marine life, such as

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