VENETIAN HERAKLION AND THE UNIQUE ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
Heraklion has an absorbing history which features an advanced civilisation which can be traced as far back as 4000 BCE. The tour of Heraklion takes you on an adventure through the city to discover the rich heritage of Venetian architecture and edifices including Koules Fortress which dominates the harbour, the stunning Venetian Loggia, and the Morosini Fountain, another masterpiece from the same creator as the Loggia and the Church of St.Titus. Your experienced guide will then take you on to the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion where you will discover one of the finest collections of Minoan art and culture in the world. Founded in 1883, the museum boasts more than 15,000 artefacts from all periods of Cretan prehistory and history including Greek and Roman eras.
Discover The Oldest City In Western Europe
The Minoan collection forms a valuable record of exceptional findings from the archaeological site of Knossos that reveal insights into the artistic, social, economic and religious beliefs throughout the ages.
The most notable artefacts include the incredible bull’s head Royton, the “Leaping Bull” fresco, the Prince of the Lilies’ fresco, the Phaistos Disc, the snake goddesses from Knossos, and “La Parisienne” frescoes.