Being the capital city of Crete, which is the largest of the Greek Isles, Heraklion is a proud city known for its rich history and cultural heritage. With a vibrant harbour, azure blue waters, and a walkable historic centre, it's easy to enjoy Greece on a cruise to Heraklion. Explore the city's historical landmarks such as the Palace of Knossos which is one of the oldest Palaces in Europe or visit the Heraklion Archaeological Museum and discover artefacts from the Minoan civilisation. From beautiful sandy beaches and breathtaking sunsets to historical sights, a cruise to Heraklion is a unique and exciting way to experience the beauty and culture of Crete.
Things to do in Heraklion
Palace of Knossos
Built in 1900 BCE, this UNESCO World Heritage-listed ancient palace is one of the oldest and most significant Bronze Age archaeological sites in Europe.
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Dedicated to the archaeology of Crete, explore the wide collection of artefacts from the Minoan civilisation.
Also known as the 'Lions Fountain' visit this fountain which can be found in the bustling centre of Heraklion city.
Also known as the Castle of Rocca al Mare, visit the well-preserved fortress that was built in the 16th century by the Venetians.
Popular cruise lines for Heraklion cruises
With gourmet cuisine and amazing facilities, you'll enjoy every moment on a cruise with Princess Cruises.
With world-class entertainment and incredible facilities, you'll have a spectacular time on a cruise with MSC Cruises.
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