Discover the five most visited and highly rated Heraklion attractions for 2017 according to TripAdvisor.

What is TripAdvisor?

TripAdvisor, Inc., founded in 2000, is an American travel and restaurant website company providing hotel and restaurant reviews, accommodation bookings and other travel-related content. It also includes interactive travel forums.

Users’ Opinion and Rating

According to recent stats updated 7 of November 2017, 455 million unique visitors are visiting, buying, post in forums and rate all kind of businesses and attractions.

User’s information, ratings and comments is a very interesting aspect and we have decided to post about the … most highly ranked attractions of Heraklion City in Crete


Let’s discover the most popular attractions in Heraklion! Have you visited them? Do you agree with their popularity? 

1st. Heraklion Archaeological Museum


With 5242 reviews (in total), Heraklion’s renovated Archaeological Museum has the first place among the attractions. The Museums collections cover more than 5500 years of history and it is highly recommended to purchase a package including tickets for both the Museum and Knossos Palace.

Visit the official website of the Museum and our Review about it.

TripAdvisor Reviews until 26 December 2017: 5242

2nd. The Historical Museum of Crete


The Historical Museum of Crete is housed in an impressive neoclassical building and includes exhibits from the Cretan History as well as 2 wonderful works by Domenicos Theotokopoulos (El Greco).

Please refer to the official website or to the AboutHeraklionreview

TripAdvisor Reviews until 26 December 2017: 565

3rd. The Natural History Museum of Crete


The Natural History Museum is recently renovated and housed in a 5 floor building. Visit the museum to enjoy an impressive exhibition of Crete & the Mediterranean  natural environment. The museum includes fun games for children and adults, an earthquake simulator and a very interesting ‘Light Mystery section”.

Here’s the official website of the Museum and the AboutHeraklion review

TripAdvisor Reviews until 26 December 2017: 606

4th Castello del Molo (Koules Venetian Fortress)


Perhaps one of the most distinctive historical landmarks of Heraklion is the Koules Fortress. A meeting point, a historical fortress, an emblematic building with a rich history more than 500 years.

Since 2016, the fortress is open to the public and a visit is recommended if you will be at Heraklion.

Visit the Official Site & AboutHeraklion review

TripAdvisor Reviews until 26 December 2017: 572

5th The Palace of Knossos


Knossos was the capital of Minoan Crete. It is grander and more complex than any of the other Minoan palaces.
Located about a twenty minute drive from Heraklion, it is recommended to visit the palace after the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion.

TripAdvisor Reviews until 26 December 2017: 9493

Knossos in and About Heraklion Review

For the complete attractions list according to TripAdvisor, feel free to click here or visit our aboutheraklion blog for our Heraklion points of interest!

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