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

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75 mins
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2.6mi

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

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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, I will guide you around either on or off the course (at the moment on the island of Crete).
Every free minute besides that I create these lovely audio files and city tours on the Voicemap platform.

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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Tips

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.

Precautions

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.

Comments

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 , 1 day ago
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A Stroll through the layers of Heraklion's Historical Treasures