Heraklion, Knossos, Hersonissos Beach, Crete Island

Coming to Heraklion for the first time, the visitor nowadays may be somewhat surprised by the changes that are taking place in Crete’s capital city; Heraklion is celebrating its rich history and moving onwards to a future full of potential. The best way to explore Heraklion is to rent a bike or to participate at a city guided tour. Send your request at tours@kassimatiscycling.gr

The highlights of a city tour are: The 25 August St. is directly opposite the Old Harbour and extends to Lion Square. The Market Street that runs alongside a shopping boulevard called 1866. Plateia Kornarou lies at the top of the market, with a lovely Venetian fountain of its own, the Bembo Fountain. Agios Minas Cathedral. Plateia Eleftherias, or Freedom Square.  Archaeological Museum. Heraklion is surrounded by a formidable medieval wall.


The Palace of Knossos. It is the largest of the preserved Minoan palatial centres. Four wings are arranged around a central courtyard, containing the royal quarters, workshops, shrines, storerooms, repositories, the throne room and banquet halls. Dated to 2000-1350 B.C. More info: odysseus.culture.gr

Tickets from 16 euro, valid to visit Knossos site & the Heraklion Arhaelogical Museum


Hersonissos extends from the north coastline of central Crete to the imposing mountain chains of Lasithi. It is located 30 km kilometers away from the international airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” of Heraklion.  Within its borders there are settlements with unique characteristics and colors. We invite you to take a tour and discover the unexplored beauties of Hersonissos…make sure that you have enough time to enjoy your choices…. Hersonissos is known as the most organized tourist destination in Crete, with plenty of day & nights entertainment options, beaches, resorts, restaurants, shoping center. Golf course is located 10 minutes from Hersonissos beach.

The best way to explore Hersonissos is to rent a bike or to participate at a guided tour. Send your request at tours@kassimatiscycling.gr