This well-regarded local company run by friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking Fondas organises hiking tours, mountain biking and...
Agios Minas Cathedral
One of Greece’s largest cathedrals, Agios Minas was constructed between 1862 and 1895. Agios Minas is the Patron Saint of Iraklio.
Museum of Christian Art
Housed in a 13th-century monastery and later a mosque, this tiny but fascinating museum features historic religious artworks from...
Over 80 or so Greek wines are on offer at this cosy spot, along with some good South American beans for those who prefer a java fix to...
The oldest among the row of tavernas vying for business in a quiet passageway off Odos 1866, Giakoumis offers myriad mayirefta ...
Plateia Kornarou · interesting places nearby
Bembo Fountain information
The delightful fountain on Plateia Kornarou, at the southern end of Odos 1866, was cobbled together in the 1550s from antique materials, including a statue of a Roman official found near Ierapetra. The town’s first fountain, it channelled fresh water to Iraklio via an aqueduct running 13km south to Mt Yiouhtas. The adjacent hexagonal building, now a quaint kafeneio , was originally a pump-house added by the Turks. The fountain was hidden for repairs at the time of research.