Heraklion is a modern and lively city steeped in history with numerous archaeological monuments bearing witness to the economic, spiritual and cultural development of past ages. Heraklion consists of the old city locked within the formidable Venetian walls, and the modern part, spreading from without the walls. To tour the old city one can start from the Venetian harbour where yachts and fishing boats now berth or from the Venetian castle of KOULES at the entrance of the old harbour built in the beginning of the fourth century.
The archaeological museum is situated on Eleftheria square (freedom square), attracts world interest and houses treasures of unesteemable value of the Minoan age. During the present time the museum is temporarily closed due to renovations being done. Nevertheless the most significant exhibits are based in a specially reformed hall until renovations are complete. There is no official deadline as to when the museum would be ready.
The historical museum, is another spot for history addicts, housing treasures and artefacts emanating from Christian, Byzantine, Medieval and contemporary age of Crete, including works by the great painter Dominicus Theotokopoulos (El Greko).The Minoan palaces of Knossos, 5 Km south of Heraklion is one of the most important sites in Greece.
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