Heraklion is the capital of Crete, and a city in which old and new coexist in perfect harmony. It is a place filled with history, colors, scents and tastes. The old town with its Venetian castle and history blends seamlessly with its modern side: the crowded streets, busy little taverns and raki shops. Heraklion’s long history is intricately linked to the Venetian castle, while its alleyways are the ideal setting for visitors to explore the remnants of its past. Heraklion provides the perfect blend of culture, Cretan cuisine, modern nightlife and unique beaches, making it an ideal destination.