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Venetian Loggia

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Antonia & Manolis
Antonia & Manolis
July 22, 2019
The Loggia was an essential public building in every Venetian city, and this institution was not absent even from Venice's colonies. For Candia, Loggia is considered to be one of the most elegant architectural monuments of the Venetian period, a representative example of the palladian style. During…
August 25, 2018
Loggia, the impressive building that now hosts the Town Hall of Heraklion, used to be the Club of the Venetian Noblemen during the Venetian period. The building as you see it today is the fourth Club of the city, built around 1628 by Franscisco Morosini. The columns of the ground floor are of Doric…
June 29, 2018
Loggia is one of the finest monuments of Venetian Crete.It was constructed in 1626-28 by Francesco Morosini,the same man who built the Lions Fountain (Fontana Morosini). This is the fourth and final Loggia built during the period of Venetian rule. Very little information is available on the first…
December 14, 2017
The Venetians in each of their possessions were looking to build a luxurious building where the nobles and their lords could spend their time and socialize. In Ladakas, Loggia (meaning Club of Nobles) currently in 25th August, played this role
June 05, 2017
This is a two-storeay Venetian mansion completed in 1628, whch used to be a meeting place for the nobles of Crete

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“Morosini Fountain:(The so called Lion's fountain).One of the most known fountains of Heraklion,point of reference for its inhabitants but also for the visitors.Today it is one of the most beautiful monuments of the city.The «General Provisioner» Francesco Morosini made it in 1628 who within a complicated for that period system of pipes he managed to bring water from the Archanes' springs to the thirsty town of Heraklion.The eight-lobe cistern which is based on a special stand,is decorated with embossed mythological depictions and maritime figures like tritons, dolphins and various coats of arms while the water was flowing from the mouths of four lions.At the very top of the fountain there was a supernatural statue of Poseidon that was standing out but fell probably due to an earthquake. During the Turkish period the fountain went into a vulgar modulation with the addition of a baldachin(ciborium) around it which was later taken away.Morosini,on the occasion of the inauguration coined a special medal with his figure from one side ”
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Point of Interest
“The Cathedral of Agios Titos is among the most important monuments in Crete.The original church of Agios Titos on this location was probably built in 961 A.D. by the Byzantine Emperor Nicephorus Phocas who liberated Crete from the Arabs and made it again part of the Byzantine Empire.To strengthen the Christian faith in Crete who had weakened from the Arabs, the emperor constructed this Orthodox church and dedicated it to Agios Titos,disciple of Apostle Paul and first Bishop of Crete.The first church dedicated to Agios Titos had been built in Gortyn,the first capital town of Crete before it was destroyed by an earthquake and the capital was transferred to its present location in Heraklion ”
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“If you begin a walk around Heraklion, starting at the fishing harbour close to the Rocca al Mare, but is now known by its Turkish name, Koules. It has a mixed history; for centuries it was used as protection against invaders, as were the great city walls and ditches. These are among the longest city walls in Europe. With its huge dark hallways and cells, the fortress was also a prison to many Cretan rebels and those who broke the rules imposed by successive occupiers of Crete. Koules is built on two tiers and offers a commanding view of Heraklion from the battlements. Nowadays, the harbour itself is home to brightly coloured fishing boats and busy tavernas selling fresh fish. ”
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Amusement Park
“Small water park nearby for families with playful children who want to play with water.”
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“It is an organized winery with great winegrowing and winemaking experience. Located 10 minutes drive west of Sitia town and also 10 minutes drive south of the ancient city of ‘Itanos’ or ‘Ermoupoli’ and the palm forest of ‘Vai’. Guide tour in Greek and English language, in the winemaking area, where we reach the tasting room, which is characterized by stone and wood, in perfect harmony with the local natural beauty. Access to sightseeing and visit to the Toplou Monastery, where we find hagiographies and icons that represent the development of Byzantine iconography with great artistic value over time. There is a museum with rare items and library with historical and religious books, etc.”
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Heraklion, 712 02
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