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TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Heraklion Port as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Heraklion port is situated at the center of Heraklion Prefecture’s northern coast and adjacent to island’s capital.
The modern Heraklion port was firstly established in the 20th century and expanded eastwards of its older predecessor, the 700-year-old Venetian port that now serves as an attraction and a place of pleasure. Heraklion port is the second largest and busiest harbour in Greece after Piraeus.
The port is conveniently located along the middle part of the Cretan highway that serves the northern part of the island. The highway offers an easy getaway to the towns of Agios Nikolaos, Sitia, Kissamos, Rethymnon, Chania and Heraklion. It is busy all-year-round with an approximate number of 2 million visitors annually. The port services very popular routes such as Piraeus-Athens, Thessaloniki and a number of Aegean islands. Itineraries are regular and for other major ports, ships depart daily.
The Harbour hosts visitors for both touristic purposes and commercial activities. It possesses an array of facilities for the convenience of all travellers. In close proximity to the port, one can find in abundance shops, cafes and restaurants within a short walking distance.
The port is an 'umbrella' term covering both the new Heraklion Ferry Port and the old Venetian Harbour. The 'Castello a Mare' more widely known as Koules is a significant walled structure marking the entrance to the old Venetian port. The fortress dates back to the 16th century and is presumed that Cretan rebels were tortured in its underground chambers by mercenaries of the Ottoman Empire during the times of Crete's occupation. The Heraklion old town is located nearby, thus after a visit to the Fortress travellers can enjoy a walk through the vibrant streets of the city or taste some delicacies prepared by the friendly and hospitable locals.
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TransferPlan will transfer you from and to Phaistos as quickly, safely and comfortably as possible. Phaistos is a municipality in south-central Crete 62 km south of Heraklion town.
Phaistos was one of the most significant forums of Minoan civilization and one of the most powerful cities in Crete. Here you can visit the Palace of Phaistos which is located on the east-end of Kastri hill at the end of the Mesara plain in central-southern Crete. The palace was built at the beginning of the second Millennium, referred to as the Protopalatial Period (1900-1700 BC). The task to build the palace was a hard and tedious one, as it used to be one of the biggest complexes in Crete at the time. The palace is also the site where Phaistos disk was discovered. The Phaistos disk is about 15 cm in diameter and covered on both sides with a spiral of stamped symbols. Its origins and meanings remain an object of dispute among archaeologists, thus putting it on the same pedestal with some of the greatest mysteries of the ancient world.
Some inscriptions were recovered by archaeologists, they could not be deciphered as they are all written in Linear A code, which is to this day uncodified. All information we have about the site is based on some ancient texts and findings from Knossos.
Legend has it that Phaistos was the seat of King Radamanthis, brother of the king Minos. It was also the city that gave birth to the great wise man and soothsayer Epimenides, one of the seven wise men of the ancient world. Excavations by archaeologists have unearthed ruins of the Neolithic times (3.000 B.C.).
Phaistos was also a very influential city-state at the geopolitical scene of the time. The city was one of the participant parties to the Trojan war and send its own mission alongside with the other Greek cities and its influence was even more widespread by the time of the Dorian Period. Phaistos continued to prosper through the Archaic, Classical and Hellenistic period. It was eventually taken down by the invasion of Gortynians during the 3d century B.C. Despite all damage, Phaistos continued to exist as a city throughout the Roman period.
In the ancient palace, you will discover the royal family's apartments, the temple of Juno (Hera), the headquarters and the ancient theatre. This will be a memorable visit that will take you through time and history.
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