Heraklion Archaeological Museum

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum in Crete is one of the biggest and most noteworthy museums in Greece and among the most significant museums in Europe. The museum houses representative artifacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic to the Roman Period. Its Minoan antiquities collection on exhibit is the most significant collection worldwide. The museum is justly considered as the museum of Minoan civilization... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Dinapoja liqueur

Kaiti Dinapoja Dinapoja cottage industry in Heraklion, Crete, produces liqueur and syrups.The story behind Dinapoja is the personal story of Kaiti Dinapoja whose life changed without a warning in her early fifties. It was two personal unfortunate events that urged Kaiti to make a drastic change in her life. “If you are 50 years old facing serious health problems and you get a divorce, if you lose a prosperous life and all of a sudden you realize that you haven’t got a penny in your pocket,... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Boutari Winery in Skalani

The Boutari Winery in Crete is built outside Skalani village, on the Fantaxometocho Estate, at 8 km kilometers from the centre of Heraklion city. This winery is really the gem of the viticultural zone of Archanes. Fantaxometocho Estate or otherwise called “the settlement of the ghosts” (this second name explains the meaning of the word fantaxometocho) owes its name to the efforts made by the former owner to save the estate from the pirates’ raids by spreading the rumor that the estate was filled... διαβάστε περισσότερα

The Dikti Range

THIS RANGE LIES BETWEEN HERAKLION AND LASSITHI. Its highest summit is Spathi (2.148 m) and there are two more peaks at an altitude of more than 2000m. Lassithi Plateau, the largest in Crete, lies at the heart of the range at an altitude of 850 m. It is surrounded by a series of smaller plateaus such as Katharo, Limnakaro, Mari, Lapathos, Omalos, Erganos and Nisimos. There is a mountain shelter at Limnakaro from where hikers ascend to Spathi. Several gorges are found in the range of Lassithi.... διαβάστε περισσότερα

The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC)

The Natural History Museum of Crete is housed in the renovated former premises of the Heraklion Public Power Corporation, on Dermatas’ Bay. With an area of 3,500 m2, it is the largest exhibition of its kind in the Mediterranean, showcasing the natural environment of Crete and the wider Mediterranean area in an innovative, original way. Visitors have the opportunity to explore Cretan ecosystems alongside their equivalents in mainland Greece and elsewhere in the Mediterranean via dioramas, i.e. full-scale... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Archaeological Museum of Archanes

In the Museum of Archanes are exhibited mainly stone and clay objects as well as exact copies of some of the most important archaeological finds of the area Archanes-Yuhtas, which is undoubtedly one of the most important archaeological sites of Crete. Most of the finds are in the archaeological museum of Heraklion but the successful way in which the finds and the copies are displayed, gives the visitor a good image of life in Minoan Crete. [su_slider source="media: 10487,10488" limit="65" link="lightbox"... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Nikos Kazatzakis Museum

Nikos Kazantzakis, one of the most well known Modern Greek writer word wide, whose works have been translated in more than thirty languages, was born in Heraklion in 1883 and died in Fry berg in Germany in 1957. A little further down from his tomb, on top of the Martinego Bastion, in the recently restored and renovated main Gate of Chandax, Jesus’ Gate of the same name Bastion, an exhibition area has been created, dedicated to our writer, an Odyssey – a Modern gateway/ gate, a journey to his life... διαβάστε περισσότερα

Malevizi Archaeological Collection

The Malevizi Archaeological collection consists of artefacts from all the periods of Cretan history which are exhibited in 40 display cases (in a large hall in the municipality building). The majority of the artefacts were donated from the private collection of entrepreneur Nikolaos Metaxas, assembled between the years of 1959 and 1997 from all over Crete. The museum collection was further enriched with 30 more finds from recent excavations in the region of Malevizi. The collection as a whole paints... διαβάστε περισσότερα