Heraklion City Walk and Cretan Treat
Our tour starts with a visit to the beautiful city of Heraklion.
Heraklion is the largest city and the administrative capital of the island of Crete. It is one of
the largest cities in Greece .The Venetians improved on the ditch of the city by building
enormous fortifications, most of which are still in place, including a giant wall, in places up to
40 m thick, with 7 bastions, and a fortress of Koule Chandax was renamed Candia and
became the seat of the Duke of Candia, and the Venetian administrative district of Crete
became known as "regno di Candia". Main sightseeing’s of the tour : open-air market, the
the Venetian Loggia, and the Cathedral of St Minas or the Church of St. Titus and the 25th
August street which links the port, the Marina and the Castle of Koules with the heart of the
city and a main open air market. We end up in Lion’s square where we taste bougatsa
cheese pie along and Greek coffee.