It is the largest city on the island.Moreover, it is the administrative capital of the island of Crete.
My first impression of it was - hot and heavy traffic: cars,motorcycles everywhere.And no one, NO ONE did give us a way when we were trying to cross the street using the "zebra" pedestrian crossing with a toddler in the stroller!So rude! =(
First we went to the Venetian harbor to see the Venetian fortress of Koules,Rocca al Mare - "Sea Fortress" (we have a large shopping mall called Rocca al Mare in Tallinn, by the way)))))
It was very beautiful and we liked the view of the city from the harbor a lot! Such an amazing feeling - being able to walk near the fortress built in 1523!
Then we decided to go to the city.
Our first stop was Doctor Fish Foot Spa Therapy, that I really wanted to visit when looking for things-to-do in Heraklion while planning our holidays. So sad we didn't have much time (Lion had to have a sleep at about 2-3 p.m.), so I only had 15 minutes of fish spa to enjoy. But it was fun!Believe it or not, I'm scared of fish and when they started to have their "meal" I wanted to run away))) On the one of the walls there was an inscription saying:"for once You're the fish food" hahaha)))) Lion liked watching those fishies too))
Then we had a yummy stop at the Starbucks. I had a wonderful caramel Frappuccino and a cheesecake and my husby had some kind of Frappuccino as well( he didn't want a dessert as he was planning to have some Ben&Jerry's icecream)))))). That was the best coffee drink I've ever tried in my life so far!!! Yes, we do not have any Starbucks in our home town (don't know why, considering the idea of writing someone a letter with a request to bring it to our country).I also bought a tumbler cup there.
Soon we entered the Lions Square with a beautiful fountain The Fontana Morosini - crowded and lively, its is said to be one of the busiest part of Heraklion and never quite . We took a picture with our little Lion on the Lions Square)))
Then we had very little time left for shopping!We only visited Oysho,Gap and Zara. It's always a "lack of time" situation when going somewhere with a baby)))
Over all,we had a great time in Heraklion!I'd go there again any day)))
|Raffaello Bettini hat//Tommy Hilfiger top//Abercrombie denim shorts//|
Louis Vuitton Palermo bag//Monton sandals//