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A visit to Heraklion, Crete can be the trip of a lifetime. There are few places on earth that contain as much ancient history than here. And, the good news is much of this history is still available for visitors to see. The city, the ruins, and the surrounding areas are all waiting for exploration, and if you hire a car rental in Heraklion you will be able to see them all.
There is simply too much to list here, but here are a few of the many wonderful things to do what you do not want to miss.
If you visit the main square, you will be able to see the famous St. George Gate as well as visit the Archaeological Museum. This museum is a must-see for all visitors. When you drive over to the Lion's Square, you can see the Venetian Fountain. And don't forget to look into Korai Street which is where many of the city's finest cafes are located.
As you drive about town, you will see that there are many squares. Most of these old squares will have something interesting to see or learn. For instance, you can visit another Venetian fountain at Kornarou Square.
There are also cathedrals such as Saint Minas and the Basilica of St Mark waiting for you. The Heraklion Municipal Art Gallery is a favorite for the whole family, as is the Venetian Loggia, which many people consider to be the most elegant monument in the whole city.
In addition to the wonderful sites, you can also rent a car in Heraklion to go about town to sample the local foods and wines. The harbor area is a great place to find fantastic seafood, as fresh as it gets. Don't sit around; see the sights of this unique city and make lifetime memories doing it.