Taverna: cafe tables under a thatch roof for a traditional outdoor experience - Hersonisos, Crete

Iraklio Province

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. Priceless treasures unearthed here, and at the many other Minoan sites around Crete, have catapulted the archaeological museum in the capital city of Iraklio onto the world stage.


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