February 6, 2017, found us on the island of Crete at the port of Heraklion, dominated by the Venetian constructions, such as the Koules Fortress (Rocca al Mare), the ramparts and the arsenal. Our ship was docked just outside of the town and there was a shuttle to the port gate and the cruise terminal. Here we boarded a Hop on Hop off bus to get a general over view of the city. We rode the bus around the city seeing the various sights and got off at a stop in the upper center of the city and walked to Liontaria Square with its Lion Fountain. From the square we walked down the main shopping street to the harbor passing the Town Hall and Titos Church. Once at the harbor we found a water view restaurant for lunch and then walked back to the ship passing the Koules Fortress on the way.
The thumbnail pictures below represent this stop on our trip. Click on any of them to see actual picture.