Heraklion is the capital of Crete and one of the Mediterranean’s most fascinating and vibrant cities. It is full of places to discover. With the current efforts to open up the wonderful medieval city center, it speaks to us of a past full of history and great events that reflect its location at the crossroads of three continents. The city is also the commercial and technological center of the island.
Heraklion has a strategic geopolitical position in the south-eastern Mediterranean sea connecting three continents and many different cultures. It offers a wealth of museums, a summer-long arts festival, historical sightseeing, an amazing nightlife and events throughout the year.
The most popular spot in Heraklion are the ruins of Knossos, which was the biggest center of population in Crete during the Minoan times. This was the palace of King Minos, believed to be the starting point for the mythological Minotaur’s labyrinth.
Sarantauga, which means 40 eggs in Greek, is located in the central market of Heraklion and is an old traditional cafe dated back to 1924. A story says that the grandfather of the current owner, who was the founder, used to like many eggs, so he gave that name to his cafe.