Heraklion was a bit of a letdown. After the beauty of Chania’s old town, and the breath taking views of the sea we saw during the nearly three-hour long bus ride, we were underwhelmed by Heraklion.
Iraklio, as it is sometimes spelled, is the main reason why we’re in Greece in the first place. The Palace of Knossos, which was Cla’s dream destination, is only twenty minutes away, and the artifacts from the site was displayed at the city’s archaeological museum. It’s another favorite cruise ship stop, which results in a steady stream of tourists, even after summer has passed.
Still, it has that laid back vibe that makes you want to just sit in a cafe, drink coffee, eat bougatsa, and watch the world go by.