Iraklion is the gateway to Knossos, the most impressive of the Minoan palace sites, while the museum here is home to the world's only comprehensive collection of Minoan artifacts. Beyond that, the town has magnificent fortified walls and several other testimonies to the Venetians' time of power. Iraklion is also big enough (Greece's fifth-largest city) and confident enough to have its own identity as a busy modern city. It often gets bad press because it bustles with traffic and commerce and construction -- the very things most travelers want to escape. At any rate, give Iraklion a chance.
Top Places to Go in 2016 The Best of the Caribbean The Best of Mexico Cruise Inspiration: Top Picks All Destinations »
Cruise Inspiration: Top Picks The Best of the Caribbean The Best of Mexico Cruise Inspiration: Top Picks All Trip Ideas »
Deals & Bookings
Tips & News
How to Craft the Perfect Itinerary for Any Destination
Airfares & Airports Cruise News Entry Requirements & Customs Car, Bus, Rails News Money & Currency Health & Travel InsuranceFAQs Frommer's Translator Store All Tips & News »