Heraklion is waiting for you!
Take off from Rostock to Crete
Beach, culture and shopping – in Heraklion, the capital of Crete, all vacation wishes come true.
Enjoy a relaxing time at one of the beautiful beaches of Heraklion, which attract numerous bathers every year. If your heart beats for history and culture, a trip to the old town with its impressive sights is indispensable. During a walk you can discover numerous ancient monuments and Venetian buildings such as the famous Loggia. Another highlight is the Hellenic Morosoni Fountain in the central Lion Square. The Archaeological Museum offers the world’s largest collection of artwork and artifacts from the Minoan culture – the era considered by many scholars to be the birth of European culture.
Shopping fans will also enjoy the lively main street of the old town with its numerous stores. Countless restaurants, taverns and cafes are perfect for a break from sightseeing or shopping. Other attractions in Heraklion include the beautiful harbor, which is home to a fortress dating back to 1303: The Venetian fort Koules, which today is used for open-air theater performances, among other things.
In the immediate vicinity of the city are the famous ruins of Knossos. You should not miss the largest Minoan palace complex in Crete. What are you waiting for? Book your dream vacation in Heraklion now!