Crete - Iraklio (PDF Chapter)
This is the Iraklio chapter from Lonely Planet’s Crete guidebook.
Iraklio is Crete’s most dynamic region, home to almost half the island’s population and its top-rated tourist site, the Minoan Palace of Knossos. A few kilometres inland you’ll find remote villages sweetly lost in time.
- stand in awe of Minoan artistry at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum
- sample the tasty local tipple in the Iraklio Wine Country
- get high on knockout views from Phaestos
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Iraklio & around, Knossos, Agia Pelagia, Fodele, Arolithos, Arhanes & around, Iraklio Wine Country, Myrtia, Thrapsano, Zaros, Gortyna, Phaestos, Agia Triada, Matala & around, Lendas, Kapetaniana, Gournes & around, Hersonisos and Malia.
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