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Loggia Tours and Activities

Loggia
Once a clubhouse for Venetian nobility, the 17th-century Palladian-style Loggia is now home to Heraklion Town Hall. Designed by Francesco Morosini, it is one of the best examples of Venetian architecture in the city. Visitors come to roam its covered walkway and courtyard.

The Basics

Loggia’s designer Francesco Morosini is also the architect behind the famous fountain in Lion Square. In Venetian times the building served as a meeting place and gentleman’s club for members of the aristocracy. It also acted as the center of administrative life for the city, where nobles made decisions on city matters. The 2-story Loggia building has since been restored and is connected to the city’s former Armory via a central atrium.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The public can visit the building’s covered walkway and courtyard for free.
  • Keep an eye out for the plaques commemorating famous Cretans along the walkway.
  • The walkway and courtyard are wheelchair accessible.

How to Get There
The Venetian Loggia can be found on 25th August Street, near Lion Square and the Morosini Fountain in the center of historic Heraklion. The main bus station is about a 9-minute walk, and Loggia is within easy walking distance of other major sites in the city. 

When to Get There
The main sections of the Loggia are not open to the public, while the covered walkway and courtyard can be accessed at all times. The shaded walkway offers respite from Heraklion’s intense summer heat.

Visit the Historical Museum of Crete
For a closer look at the island of Crete’s history, head to the Historical Museum of Crete by Heraklion harbor. The museum contains items from the past 2,000 years, including Byzantine artifacts, traditional costumes, maps, priceless frescoes, and more.
Address: August Str. 25, Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
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Private Tour Knossos & Heraklion City

Private Tour Knossos & Heraklion City

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This tour is a unique experience, to visit the most important places in Heraklion City. The tour schedule is flexible regarding the time spent at its attraction. Our driver will pick you up from your Hotel or Port in Heraklion City. The transfer is private and our English-speaking driver will drive you around the sightseeings.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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