Photograph taken by the Cretan-Turkish photographer R. Behaeddin during the period of the Cretan State (1898-1913)||

Gate with a View

Published in "Once upon a time..."
A view from above, in a long lost Heraklion without cars and cement, with the Turkish Sebil...
The neoclassical building of the Historical Museum of Crete

Historical Museum of Crete

Published in "What to see"
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"80 Years of Photographic Tours"

Published in "What's on now"
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"80 Years of Photographic Tours"

Published in "What's on now"
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"80 Years of Photographic Tours"

Published in "What's on now"
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"80 Years of Photographic Tours"

Published in "What's on now"
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"80 Years of Photographic Tours"

Published in "What's on now"
The port of Heraklion (1911)||

100+1 years

Published in "Once upon a time..."
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1st Festival of Contemporary Music Scene “Heraklion plugged”

Published in "What's on now"
In venetian times the street was called "Ruga Maistra"||

25th of August street

Published in "What to see"
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80 Years of Photographic Tours

Published in "What's on now"
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80 Years of Photographic Tours

Published in "What's on now"
The bench of the cooperative 'Apo Koinou'|So many carob products!|Alternative musical instruments by Sifis|Sifis posing with his creations

A feast of the commons in Heraklion!

Published in "Inside the Walls"
Benches and tents lie on the ground dismantled and Georgiadis park gradually returns to its regular state. We can’t say the same for us though!…
Colors in the ruins. And suddenly, they are brought back to life!|Noble house of Bey Shekeria|Palmeti fountain next to a "paste-up"|Ntentidakidon street|19th century architecture at Mavrogenous str.|The old hamam in Bey Shekeria noble house|The small lane you have to take in order to get to noble house of Bey Shekeria

A walk in Agia Triada

Published in "City Routes"
Just a few steps away from the busy central market of Heraklion there is another city center, forgotten and ignored by the state authorities for…
A walk on the venetian walls||

A walk on the Venetian walls of Heraklion

Published in "City Routes"
The Venetian walls of Heraklion surround the old city, Chandax. What most people don’t know (including locals) is that these walls constitute the largest fortification…
Agia Ekaterini as a modern museum|||||||||

Agia Ekaterini Museum (St. Catherine)

Published in "What to see"
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Ammoudara Five-0

Published in "Snapshot"
Antigoni, playing with her "balloons" in Aghia Triada

Antigoni (Aghia Triada, Heraklion)

Published in "Humans of Crete"
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Ariadne's Thread and the art of "kopaneli" as prêt à porter

Published in "City People"
Somewhere between New Dehli, London and Heraklion, Akanksha found a new creative crossroad and led fashion design to a new direction.
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Arriving at the port, morning ritual.

Published in "Snapshot"
Basilica of St. Marco or Municipal Gallery

Basilica of St. Mark (Municipal Gallery)

Published in "What to see"
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Bazaar: vinyls, CDs and books

Published in "What's on now"
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Bazaar: vinyls, CDs and books

Published in "What's on now"
The Roman decapitated statue!

Bembo Fountain & The Turkish Sebil

Published in "What to see"
Από τη Γενεύη, στον Άγιο Σύλλα|The venetian walls of Heraklion

Charles Weber and the "charming chaos" of Heraklion

Published in "City People"
Charles Weber is Swiss but lives in Crete for the past 10 years more or less. His photographic lens captures the most secluded corners of…
Colorful interiors||||

Chronaki House: A noble house without nobles

Published in "Inside the Walls"
Lost in oblivion, the magnificent Chronaki House begs for your attention! 
City Walls – Venetian Gates

City Walls – Venetian Gates

Published in "What to see"
Aurelia Aurita!

CretAquarium

Published in "What to see"
One of the largest aquariums in Europe and the first large aquarium in Greece is located in the former American military base in Gournes, Heraklion!
Yakinthia, concert outside the chapel|Casa dei Meizzo Festival, in a wonderful setting|Classical music and cicadas|In 'En Oiko' you will find all kinds of natural products|Some of the things you can find in 'En Oiko'||Georgiadis Park becomes a vibrant festival venue|Free wine and let the party begin!|You can fill your own bottle in Dafnes...as many times as you want!|There is no Yakinthia without Psarantonis|A new festival is born!

Crete of Festivals: Summer 2013

Published in "Crete 360°"
Every year the cultural map of Crete dramatically changes, a sign that the island is inhabited by many creative people. New and old events appear…
Houdetsi Festival, perhaps the best festival of Crete

Crete of Festivals: Summer 2014

Published in "Crete 360°"
Every year the cultural map of Crete dramatically changes, a sign that the island is inhabited by many creative people. New and old events appear…
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Cycling from the fortress of Koules to the lighthouse. And back.

Published in "Snapshot"
Cycling from the fortress of Koules to the lighthouse and back...
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Dan Perjovschi, timelessness, ephemerality and "Mesogeios"

Published in "Inside the Walls"
Dan Perjovschi is an artist whose work has been exhibited in the most important Biennale festivals and some of the greatest museums and art galleries…
The isle of Zeus across Iraklion

Dia* on the canvas

Published in "Snapshot"
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Documentary: Freedom For Birth

Published in "What's on now"
Efthimis creates in his own studio||||||||||

Efthimis Mohianakis: painter, graffiti & tattoo artist

Published in "City People"
We all knew Efthimis as a graffiti artist that has left his personal ‘signature’ in many corners of the city of Heraklion. Lately, he started…
Eleni at her house in Lakkos, Heraklion

Eleni (Lakkos, Heraklion)

Published in "Humans of Crete"
Live perfomances by local bands in 'Palio Lido'|Lyra and violin, side by side!|||"The kangoors" a popular local band||Neske from Amsterdam playing the violin!|

From the coast of Asterousia to the center of Heraklion: An ode to Cretan summer magic

Published in "Cretan Tales"
Who said multiculturalism and variety is a ‘privilege’ of large urban centers? The whole island Crete in the summer becomes the ultimate culture hub for…
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Fundraising Concert for the Museum of Nikos Kazantzakis

Published in "What's on now"
Photo by R. Behaeddin, shot in the times of the Cretan State

Gate of Agios Georgios

Published in "Once upon a time..."
Restless and constantly moving: meet Georgia Petrali!||

Georgia Petrali

Published in "City People"
One of the most restless spirits of the city that always finds new ways to tackle our cultural lethargy. Founder of 'Fysalida', a vivid dance…
Relaxing on the grass||

Georgiadis park

Published in "Inside the Walls"
"Wanna go to the park?" This is a classic line of ‘Herakliotians’ that needs no further clarification. Simply because there is no other park in…
As if you are on the deck of a ferry

Grey-blue-cyan-green

Published in "Snapshot"
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Heraklion. Sunrise. Orange.

Published in "Snapshot"
Like a postal card!||

Herb’s Garden

Published in "Where to eat"
Romantic walks in Stroumpoulas|When you see Timios Stavros, you are almost there...!|The trail is relatively easy and suitable for all|Stroumpoulas vegetation|The view to the plateau will make you stop several times to admire it|The evening service on July 20th|The perfect setting for a selfie!|Shadow games at sunset|On the way back...|The summits of Mylopotamos are painted orange|The view of Stroumpoulas from Heraklion, as the sun sets...

Hiking on the Holy Mountain of Stroumpoulas

Published in "Island Routes"
The pyramidal mountain of Stroumpoulas -as it seems, when you look at it from Heraklion- offers one of the most beautiful nearby escapes for naturalistic,…
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Jello Biafra “Spoken Word”

Published in "What's on now"
Katina, Lakkos district, Heraklion

Katina (Lakkos, Heraklion)

Published in "Humans of Crete"

Kayambis (Καγιαμπής)

Published in "Where to eat"
The sleepless guard of Heraklion|||The wooden ramp ensures wheelchair access to the monument|The canons of La Therese|||The view through the Gate of the Galleys|

Koules: renovated and open again!

Published in "What to see"
Lakkos: the city’s former underground district

Lakkos: the city’s former underground district

Published in "Unknown City"
Many locals today pass by the narrow lanes of the district formerly known as "Lakkos" without having any idea of what was here before. Some…
Loggia, the Club of the Venetian Noblemen

Loggia

Published in "What to see"
Michalis and his magic bicycle!

Michalis (Heraklion)

Published in "Humans of Crete"
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Monophonics live

Published in "What's on now"
The "belly-button" of the city!

Morosini Fountain (liontaria)

Published in "What to see"
Morosini fountain after the Turkish 'intervention'

Morosini Fountain behind bars

Published in "Once upon a time..."
The industrial building of the Natural History Museum of Crete

Natural History Museum of Crete

Published in "What to see"
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Neighborhood Celebration in Agia Triada

Published in "What's on now"
New kids on the square

New kids on the square

Published in "City Docs"
'Kids play' at Eleftherias Square, bringing to life the joyless marbles...
Because summer loves action!|A trip to Lefka Ori by Petassos travel|Revealing the secrets of cretan gastronomy|Sailing the cretan sea on a budget!|Cycling at the southern mountain range of Europe!|Looking for "fairies" at Selakano forest|Meet locals, learn about the cretan culture!|Asterousia mountains, a wild scenery for cycling|Where wild cretan nature meets history!|Cretan flavors and colors by Cretan Paths

No more boring holidays!

Published in "Crete 360°"
This summer in Crete will be different: four alternative tourism companies take care of everything and you only need to enjoy!
Strata Larga through the eyes of Fred Boissonas (1920)||

Platia Strata

Published in "Once upon a time..."
The Venetian walls of Heraklion

Posing in front of the city walls

Published in "Once upon a time..."
Project: Chaos

Project: Chaos

Published in "City Docs"
"Rodon Amaranton" (18th Century) and Kapralos' Pieta|Tsarouchis' “The Martyrdom of Saint Sebastian”|The self-lit icons seem to float in a fully black background

Six centuries of religious art, plus half a century of Modern Greek art at the Historical Museum of Crete

Published in "Inside the Walls"
We were lucky enough to enjoy a private tour at the two new exhibitions of the Historical Museum of Crete -before the official opening on…
Try the tastes of Crete, and take them back with you!

Souvenir Hunting in Heraklion

Published in "What to buy"
Souvenir-hunting is a typical activity for most tourists - and in Heraklion all trails lead to the center!
The Patron Saint of the city

St. Minas (Agios Minas)

Published in "What to see"
Street Art 3 - Fysalida Dance Company

Street Art 3 - Fysalida Dance Company

Published in "What's on now"
Our summer addiction within the walls - literally!||

Summer cinema in the bastion of Bethlehem

Published in "Inside the Walls"
An open cinema within the Venetian walls: our summer addiction
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Summer Cinema: 'A streetcar named desire'

Published in "What's on now"
One of the best dramas of all time, a play by Tennessee Williams adapted to a film by Elia Kazan (1951) starring Marlon Brando and…
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Summer Cinema: 'A streetcar named desire'

Published in "What's on now"
One of the best dramas of all time, a play by Tennessee Williams adapted to a film by Elia Kazan (1951) starring Marlon Brando and…
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Summer Cinema: 'A streetcar named desire'

Published in "What's on now"
One of the best dramas of all time, a play by Tennessee Williams adapted to a film by Elia Kazan (1951) starring Marlon Brando and…
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Summer Cinema: 'Some like it hot'

Published in "What's on now"
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Summer Cinema: 'Some like it hot'

Published in "What's on now"
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Summer Cinema: 'Some like it hot'

Published in "What's on now"
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Survival Guide

Published in "Survival Guide"
So you're here in Heraklion, and you can’t wait to explore the city, the whereabouts, the whole island. We collected all the useful information for…
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Swap not Shop

Published in "What's on now"
The famous Minoan "Bees"||||Η Θεά με τα Φίδια|Ο μικρός κήπος του μουσείου, μια δροσερή γωνιά για να χαλαρώσετε||Η αίθουσα με τα γλυπτά|Ο Δίσκος της Φαιστού σε χωριστή προθήκη|H... κούνια της Θεάς!||Υψηλή μουσειακή αισθητική στις νέες αίθουσες

The *NEW* Archaeological Museum of Heraklion

Published in "What to see"
One of the most important museums of Greece, if not Europe, and one of the first in number of visitors in the country, remained partly…
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The Carnival of Heraklion: a retro flashback sprinkled with confetti & nostalgia

Published in "Unknown City"
From the Venetian orange battles to the egg fights of 1924, and from the first carnivals at the end of the Ottoman rule to the…
Photo by Gerola (1900-1905)

The lost temple of the Conqueror

Published in "Once upon a time..."
Φάτε μάτια (κι όχι μόνο) ψάρια!

The Open Air Markets of Heraklion

Published in "Inside the Walls"
Apart from the charity and art bazaars that sprout every once in a while in parks and squares, the permanent bazaars were always here as…
|The inside of the temple is impressive||What remains of the old frescoes||

The Temple of Petros & Pavlos (Peter and Paul)

Published in "What to see"
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Thievery Corporation

Published in "What's on now"
Across the fortress of Koules, there used to be another "Small Koules"||

Venetian Harbour: the Fortress of “Koules” & “Neoria” (Arsenals)

Published in "What to see"
The new facade of Vikelea library|||

Vikelea Library

Published in "Inside the Walls"
For many years it stood hidden behind metal plates covered with graffiti and cheesy posters. Today, the historic Vikelea Library is fully renovated, but still…
When Henry Miller sat on the throne of Minos

When Henry Miller sat on the throne of Minos

Published in "Crete 360°"
The incisive descriptions of the famous American writer of his travels in Crete in 1939
Photographs of Turkish-Cretan photographer R. Behaeddin, shot during the period of the Cretan State (1898-1913)||

Where did the Mosque go?

Published in "Once upon a time..."
Αvant-garde

Αvant-garde

Published in "Where to have fun"
Swimming in front of Fytaki Megaron (today Megaron Hotel)||||

‘Bains mixtes’ at Heraklion’s portside

Published in "Unknown City"
Swimming next to the fortress of Koules, diving from the ‘reef of the Monkey’ at the port and daydreaming that one day the city beach…
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“Turning air into music"

Published in "What's on now"