Best Free Things to Do In Heraklion

If you are a budget traveller and also want to learn more about the city of Heraklion, here are a few things to do around the city for free!

Travel Tips Advice & Info Best Free Things to Do In Heraklion

Wander around the Heraklion Market

The market of Heraklion is usually very popular with locals where they do their daily shopping such as fish, fresh coffee and herbs. Around the area can also be found numerous souvenir shops, handicraft and traditional cafes.Heraklion Market Heraklion Crete

Visit the Municipal Gallery and the Basilica of St Mark

The Municipal Gallery often has many exhibitions from local artists and there is no entrance fee. As an added bonus the Gallery is housed in the impressive building of the 13th century Venetian Basilica of St Mark!Municipal Gallery of Heraklion and Basilica of St Mark Crete

Relax by the Lions Fountain

The fountain is found opposite the Municipal Gallery, so as you exit you might as well spend some time admiring the beautiful fountain.Lion Fountain Heraklion Crete

Admire the Venetian Loggia

The Loggia is a grand architectural landmark built by the Venetians and was used as an office for the nobles to meet and discuss politics and economics. Today it has been beautifully restored and it is open to the public.

Venetian Loggia Heraklion Crete

Walk around the Heraklion Harbour

The harbour is one of the best walks in the city whether day or night. Among the many fishing boats and sailing boats you an find the Koules fortress which once protected the city.Heraklion Harbour Heraklion Crete

Visit the Cathedral of Agios Minas

Agios Minas is the largest cathedral in the city and includes some very astonishing murals, mosaics and chandeliers that are definitely worth the visit.Agios Minas Heraklion Crete

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Heraklion Archeological Museum

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