Heraklion audio tour: A Stroll through the layers of Heraklion's Historical Treasures

A Stroll through the layers of Heraklion's Historical Treasures

Walking Tour

75 mins

About the Tour

Heraklion, formerly known as Candia, is a historical layer cake waiting to be uncovered. Join me as we wander through the ages, meeting the characters and seeing some of the best known and lesser known sites.

Walk along the shore line towards the harbor fortress named Koules. Experience the lively centre of Heraklion, with all its vibrant historical aspects. See, and be able to visit, these marvelous churches and still have time to sit down for a coffee or a souvlaki, whenever you like. Wander between a Venetian fortress setting and the beautiful Agios Titus church. Stroll through the market street and learn about some local products. Explore in the vibrant centre the Lion fountain and end up at the entrance of the Archaeological museum.

Tour Producer


AJ 4U Golf & Guide

As my real name 'Arjan' is difficult to pronounce for the English guests, I made up the nickname AJ. This resulted into a company name AJ4U Golf & Guide. So if I'm not playing golf with you as your golf guide, I would like to tell you all about the cities that interested me so much during my many travels. And in my opinion, the VoiceMap app is the perfect way to do so. Come along and enjoy in Den Bosch, Rethymon (Crete) or Heraklion (Crete). Also available in the Dutch language via my Mr. Routaki account.

Major Landmarks

  • Koules Fortress Heraklion

  • Agios Titos Church

  • Morosini Lions Fountain Heraklion

  • Bembo Fountain Heraklion

  • Agios Minas Cathedral Heraklion

  • Ag. Ekateríni Sinaitón Heraklion

  • Heraklion Venetian Gate St. George

  • Statue of Eleftherios Venizelos

  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Directions to Starting Point

The starting point is the (new) bus station of KTEL. It's situated near the port of Heraklion and the arrival and departure point for all the local busses from and to the east part of the island. The street name is Efessou.
If you come by car, you can take the exit to the port and park you car in the neighbourhood, of the port and walk to this starting point.

After soaking up all these spectacular views during this city walk, you can decide to take the local bus to the excavation site of Knossos.

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Places to stop along the way

Koules Harbour fortress, Loggia, St. Marks basilica, Lions Fountain, 1866 Market street, Bembo fountain, Kournaros square, Agios Titus Church, Liberty square, Archeological Museum, St.George Gate, Bus stop to Knossos Excavations.

Best time of day

You can experience this city walk all day long. Use shadow areas to wait and listen the audio items.


Due to the length of the audio information it's wise to bring your smartphone battery charger, to avoid that your battery runs out of power.


Our second voicemap tour and we love them. AJ is very thorough and informative and the ability to stop at points of personal interest (shopping in my case!) is what sells voicemap to us. Will definitely do more. Thanks

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 3 months ago

Entertaining and very informative walk through the capital of Crete. We learned a lot about culture and lifestyle of the Cretans and saw not only the typical tourist spots but also some insider tips.
Thank you to AJ!

Posted by Anonymous Explorer , 4 months ago
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A Stroll through the layers of Heraklion's Historical Treasures