Journey to Irakleion (Heraklion), Greece: 29 Beautiful Photos

Today, Genius Journey gathered for you 29 beautiful photos of Irakleion (Heraklion), Greece.

Irákleio, Greece

Irákleio, Greece

View from the Venetian fortress Koules

View from the Venetian fortress Koules
The Venetian fortress of Koules dominates the entrance to the Venetian harbour of Heraklion. The Venetians called it the “Sea Fortress” (Castello a Mare or Rocca a Mare), but today it is known by its Turkish name, Koules, a corruption of Su Kulesi (Water Tower). It is one of the most familiar and beloved monuments of the city, and the symbol of Heraklion.
Today the fortress of Koules gazes proudly out across the Sea of Crete, reminding us of the glory of Venetian Chandax. It is haunted by legends that Cretan rebels were horribly tortured in its damp, dark rooms.

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Irakleion, Crete.

Greece, Crete, Heraklion

Heraklion at Night

Irakleion, Greece.

Irakleion, Greece.
Ayios Titos, (Αγίου Τίτου); originally a Byzantine Church it was rebuilt by the Venetians in the sixteenth century. Used as a Mosque during the Turkish era, (essentially rebuilt by them after an earthquake in 1856), it was reconsecrated as an Orthodox Church in 1925.

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Heraklion (Kreta)

The small Venetian harbour with the colorful boats