Luxury Holidays Heraklion (Crete) Greece

Heraklion, the capital city of Greece’s largest island, offers a pair of Crete’s must-see sights: the state-of-the-art Heraklion Archaeological Museum. It is home to treasures of Minoan civilisation and covers over 5,500 years of Crete’s history; and the Palace of Knossos, a centre of Minoan power that dating back to 2000 BC.

During your stay, take in spectacular harbour views from Iraklion’s 13th-century fortress and revitalised waterfront, where ‘fish taverns’ serve authentic Cretan dishes like sweet or salty kaltsounia washed down with raki, Crete’s local spirit.