Heraklion is the island’s capital and biggest city. A vibrant place full of life, Heraklion is ideal for shopping and relishing great cuisine. From gourmet restaurants to chilled out street food, this is the place to be for a gastronomy tour. The city also offers up-to-date cocktail bars and exquisite coffee places. Heraklion is best known for the Minoan palace of Knossos, an attraction to most tourists that visit the island. The ancient palace of Knossos is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and is considered as Europe’s oldest city! Get a guided tour and wander around the site while listening to myths and stories of the amazing Minoan civilization.