Archaeological Museum

October 1st, 2019 by nathan Leave a reply »

The capital of Crete since 1972, is the city Irakleon (also called Iraklion or Gerakleon). The city consists of two parts: the New Town and Old Town, which is of most interest for tourists. To deeper understanding of the history of Crete's tour Irakleonu best to start with the Archaeological Museum of the island. This is one of the most important museums not only in Greece (he is the second largest after Athens), but also in Europe, in which most fully available to the Minoan civilization. Center city is the area of Nicephorus Phocas, Byzantine emperor who in 962 freed Crete from the Arabs. From the museum to the area easiest to pass on the street Justice.

On the left side of the street are Venetian barracks, which is now in the Greek tourist police. From the area of Nicephorus Phocas the street "25 August" You can get to the port where you can explore the Venetian port and the port of protecting the Venetian fortress. On the road to the port can be viewed Morosini fountain, park, El Greco, the Basilica of St Mark's Catholic Church, as well as exquisite Venetian arcaded loggia first quarter of the 17 century. Next to the balcony worth seeing the church of St. Titus, the patron saint of Crete. The church was built in 961, and despite the fact that it was rebuilt several times, the church managed to maintain their Byzantine appearance.


Comments are closed.