At the old town’s centre we meet the Square of Venizelos with the Venetian Morozini Fountain. The basilica of St. Mark, the Venetian Lotzia, beautiful fountains, old churches such as Agios Titos,the fortress, the Venetian shipyards and many more scattered monuments make our walk through the city.
A visit to Heraklion’s Archaeological Museum is a must. You can see one of the world’s most important collections with objects from Knossos, Phaistos, Gortyna, Arhanes and of other places on Crete. Nearby is the Historical Ethnographic Museum and ecclesiastical works of art. The local specialty of Heraklion is Hochli(snails) cooked in different ways. If you taste them without being to Id what it is, you will find them delicious. In Heraklion you can enjoy the traditional mezedes (appetizers) , baked potatoes , tasty cheeses and olives. The traditional Cretan sweets are “Kaltsounia” which you can find anywhere on the island. Don’t forget to visit the “mahairadika”, workshops where the famous Cretan knives are made by experienced hand crafters.