Sights

Iraklio’s main sights are wedged within the historic town, hemmed in by the waterfront and the old city walls. Many of the finest buildings line up along the main thoroughfare, 25 Avgoustou, which skirts the lovely central square, Plateia Venizelou (also called Lion Sq after its landmark fountain). East of here, Koraï is the hub of Iraklio’s cafe scene, which leads towards the vast Plateia Eleftherias with the archaeological museum nearby.