Crete Travel Blog

Heraklion, the capital of the Greek island of Crete, may not be your typical island destination, but it's a worthwhile and fascinating place all the same. Inhabited throughout the years by the Muslims, the Byzantines, the Venetians, and the Ottomans -not to mention the Ancient Minoan civilization- Heraklion is bursting with diverse sites of cultural and historical interest, waiting to be discovered.