Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Heraklion Municipal Unit, Greece

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Tour Facts

Number of sights 8 sights
Distance 2.4 km
Ascend 62 m
Descend 43 m

Explore Heraklion Municipal Unit in Greece with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Heraklion Municipal Unit

Sight 1: Natural History Museum of Crete

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The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) in Heraklion, Crete is a natural history museum that operates under the auspices of the University of Crete. Its aim is the study, protection and promotion of the diverse flora and fauna of the Eastern Mediterranean region. The museum is based in a restored industrial building that used to house an electricity power plant.

Wikipedia: Natural History Museum of Crete (EN), Website

675 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 2: Historical Museum of Crete

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The Historical Museum of Crete is a museum in Heraklion, Crete. It was founded by the Society of Cretan Historical Studies in 1953 and was originally housed in the former home of Minos Kalokairinos. The museum has since been expanded with a modern wing.

Wikipedia: Historical Museum of Crete (EN), Website

409 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: Morosini Fountain

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The Morosini Fountain is located in Eleftherios Venizelos Square in the city center of Heraklion, Crete. It is considered one of the most attractive Venetian monuments of Candia and is preserved in very good condition. The water came from Mount Youchtas in Archanes with an aqueduct of 15 km that reached Heraklion.

Wikipedia: Κρήνη Μοροζίνι (EL)

162 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Venetian Loggia

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Loggia is the name of the building that today houses the town hall of the municipality of Heraklion. It is located on the 25th of August, just north of the Lions Square in the city center of Heraklion. During the Venetian occupation, the building was a gathering place for nobles and nobles where they discussed various economic, commercial and political issues that concerned the city.

Wikipedia: Λότζια (Ηράκλειο) (EL)

84 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: Saint Titus Church

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The Cathedral of Saint Titus also known as Hagios Titos, is an Orthodox church in the city of Heraklion, Crete, dedicated to Saint Titus. The current church was built in 1869 as the Yeni Cami and in 1925 it was converted to Christian worship. The church was declared a cathedral of the archdiocese of Crete in 2013. The church is an eclectic style square temple with a dome. The exterior of the temple is dominated by vertical elements, while at the top there is a stone-carved apse.

Wikipedia: Saint Titus Cathedral (EN), Website

261 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: Heraklion Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Kostas Kotsanas

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Heraklion Museum of Ancient Greek Technology Kostas Kotsanas

The Kotsanas Museum of Ancient Greek Technology is a museum focused on the technology and technological advances used and pioneered in Ancient Greece situated in Katakolo, Elis, Greece. It has three permanent annexes, Ancient Olympia and at Katakolon port, and has travelling exhibitions.

Wikipedia: Museum of Ancient Greek Technology (EN), Facebook, Website

374 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 7: Heraklion Archaeological Museum

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408 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 8: Statue of Eleftherios Venizelos

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Statue of Eleftherios Venizelos

Eleftherios Kyriakou Venizelos was a Cretan Greek statesman and prominent leader of the Greek national liberation movement. He is noted for his contribution to the expansion of Greece and promotion of liberal-democratic policies. As leader of the Liberal Party, he held office as prime minister of Greece for over 12 years, spanning eight terms between 1910 and 1933. During his governance, Venizelos entered in diplomatic cooperation with the Great Powers and had profound influence on the internal and external affairs of Greece. He has therefore been labelled as "The Maker of Modern Greece" and is still widely known as the "Ethnarch".

Wikipedia: Eleftherios Venizelos (EN)

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