1) Minoan Palace
The Minoan palatial complex is the main archeological site to visit in Knossos, one of the ancient world’s greatest and most important cities.
Dating back from the Neolithic era to the 5th century, the city is located on the Kefalas hill, with easy access to the sea and Crete’s in-land commerce. According to tradition, it was the seat of power for wise King Minos, and is connected to multiple myths, including the Labyrinth (and it’s minotaur), Deadalus and Icarus, and more!
2) Morozini Fountain
Morosini Fountain is located in Lionaria Square (Eleftheriou Venizelou) opposite the Basilica of St. Mark, in the center of Heraklion.
It is considered one of the most beautiful Venetian monuments of Chandakas (Name of Heraklion, Crete during the Byzantine period) and is preserved in very good condition. The fountain was the water supply for the city of Heraklion. The water came from the Yukhta mountain in Archanes with a 15 km aqueduct that stretched to Heraklion.
Captain Charalambis 6 - 8, Heraklion
Peskesi lies in the heart of Heraklion, two steps from the Lions, and in a still quiet neighborhood.
In Peskesi, the "Cretan house" was relocated to the center of Heraklion, Crete, through the restored historic mansion of Captain Polyxigis, with modern aesthetics and function, which fully reflects the high standards. Peskesi has been selected in the 80 best Bar - restaurants in the world and in the 10 best restaurants in Europe, in the design and decoration competition “Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.”
4) Ligo Krasi Ligo Thalassa
Captain Marineli and Mitsotaki , Heraklion Crete 712 02
Careful and delicious dishes, special appetizers, a variety of wines, ouzo or tsikoudia, fast service and our very good prices guarantee the enjoyment of your outing.
We highlight our cuisine using products from the Cretan land, ranging from extra virgin olive oil to fresh fish and local meats. A Little Wine A Little Sea provides a fine example of a high quality Mediterranean diet.
Agiou Titou 54, Heraklion 712 02
The Garden is a wonderful cocktail bar featuring a Japanese aesthetic. Inside you will find some of the highest quality cocktails in all of Crete! Enjoy the vibrant mood and wonderful atmosphere.
Milatou 10, Heraklion 712 02
The Halavro Open Bar, which opened its doors in 2013, is a great stop for any meal! In the morning you can grab a quick coffee or linger over breakfast and brunch.
Lunch features a creative menu straight from the Open Kitchen. Relax in the evening with refined finger foods and shocking signature cocktails.
7) MARE coffee bar & food
Av. Sophocles Venizelou, Heraklion 712 02
The MARE is a meeting point on the coast of Heraklion near the sea. It serves coffee, food, drink, wine and dessert from early morning until late evening.
8) Parko 240 - Urban Living Heraklion
Milatou | & Ideou Androu, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
Take a step away from the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy the green environment of the “Parko.”
Located on some of the most central streets of Heraklion, on the streets of Milatou and Ideos Andros, Parko introduces a way to escape everyday life. Step into the open air restaurant for an excellent coffee, specialized cocktails, and friendly service!
Agios Titos , Europe &, Heraklion 712 01
Kouzeineri Restaurant in Heraklion is a favorite restaurant in the city center of Heraklion, just a stone's throw from the sea! All dishes are exuberant, with geometric setting and international flavors, such as the halloumi souvlaki!
For the finale, don't forget to order Chocolate Souffle, Millefeuille and Cheese Cake, which will leave you with the sweetest memory!
10) En Plo
Aegean, Heraklion 713 07
En Plo focuses on quality food that combines fish and seafood with the traditional recipes of Cretan cuisine.
En Plo manages to "saturate" your eye with sea with a magnificent view that will calm you down. When it comes time to eat, your choices will be limitless, both in fish and meat, in addition to the delicious appetizers and salads.
Agiou Titou & Idomeneos , 71202, Heraklion
The Lokal is the new meeting point in the city of Heraklion for coffee, food, dessert and drink from morning until late at night.
Lokal offers 3 different areas to eat depending on your mood: the outdoor patio, the interior and top floor. Enjoy the brunch and the unique sushi for which it is famous for the little brother of The Garden as it is its winter version.
Lion Square, Heraklion
A unique choice for those looking for a shop with a view! The Veranda’s all day café bar is located in the center of Heraklion, in the famous Lions Square!
Here, you will enjoy local products, such as fried chicken bites with colored peppers, carrot, pineapple and sweet and sour sauce, tagliatelle with smoked salmon, and brisket fillet stuffed with spinach with a variety of spinach and nuts together!
Kayambi & Agioi Deka 5
Apiri is located on a paved road in the heart of Heraklion in the place where passion, pure raw material and Greek gastronomic creation meet.
Apart from the exquisite dishes, however, Apiri also has a unique list of signature cocktails. Choose a familiar flavor such as bourbon, gin, rum, and vodka, or try classic Greek flavors with tsipouro and ouzo to accompany your meal.
14)Almyra Seaside Food & Cocktails
Ag. Pelagia 715 00
At Almyra Seaside Food & Cocktails in Agia Pelagia, Heraklion, you will be impressed with the Mediterranean cuisine by the sea.
Almyra offers a wide variety of fresh fish and seafood, fine meats, pasta and risotto. Accompany your wonderful and delicious dishes with fine wine, cool cocktails while having a splendid view of the sunset.
Korai 14, 71202 Heraklion
Those of you looking for something more invigorating should visit the Stone Bar.
The Stone Bar is an industrial space that takes your breath away with its unique design. Try famous cocktails, like Jasmine, and enjoy R&B, rock, and indie music!
Chandakos 51, Heraklion, Crete 712 02
Are you in Heraklion looking for the best chocolate? Utopia is the master in chocolate!
There you will find plenty of chocolate and beer options! Fountain-shaped chocolates come to your table along with a two-story trays full of cookies and crackers in addition to you order!
Monofatsiou 12, Heraklion
In the city of Heraklion, in line with the Lions Square you will find the café/ouzo Kayambis.
Kayambi's Cafe is the meeting place for your favorite cooked food along with wine and raki. The coffee tables and chairs together with the warm family atmosphere are the right combination to leave you full of traditional food and satisfied with the quality of the ingredients!
41 Taxiarchou Markopoulou Street and Kounali , Lakkos Area
Lakkos is a different store in the old town of Heraklion, combining urban features with those of a village with its own history, flowery courtyards, and bright colors.
Like any village, Lakkos has its own square, the cafe “O pit,” which is the must for appetizers and large portions with plenty of wine!
19) Palaio Café
Nick, Kayambi 13
The Palaio Café is a hangout for students and all ages! Here you will find delicious snacks and “rakes” fooling around on the cobblestones of Kayambi.
From early in the morning coffee, to late night drinks and snacks, like the potato ofti, we are certain that you will not regret this destination!
20)Tomb of Kazantzakis
The tomb of this great Cretan writer is located on the highest point of Heraklion, on the Venetian walls in the Martingen bastion, overlooking the entire city.
The tomb is simple, with a large wooden cross and Kazantzakis’ personal inscription: “I hope for nothing, I am not afraid of anything, I am free.” The visit to the tomb can be combined with a short walk on the Venetian walls overlooking the city.
21) Venetian fortress Koule
At the entrance of the port of Heraklion, where the western pier ends, an imposing fortress dominates.
The fortress of Koule is one of the most familiar and beloved monuments of the city and a symbol of Heraklion. Today, the Koule Fortress overlooks the Cretan Sea, reminiscent of the grandeur of the Venetian Chandakas.
Lalegaria Maleviziou is located in the region of Achlada, 21 km northwest of Heraklion and 1 km east of Agia Pelagia.
The beach is very beautiful with thick sand and turquoise calm waters, while the boats make the landscape picturesque.
23) Paralia Agiofarago
The beach of Agiofaragos is located about 80 km south of the city of Heraklion, at the exit of Agiofaragos. The beach at the exit of the gorge is amazing, with small pebbles and crystal clear waters, which are usually very calm.
And don't forget to go to our store at 11 Daidalou Street in Heraklion!
Our girls, Chara, Katerina and Anastasia, will help you to create unique combinations of the most fashionable jewelry!