Plateia Eleftherias, or Freedom Square

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The spacious Plateia Eleftherias is in a crescent shape alongside the Archaeological Museum and close to Heraklion’s local government buildings and the main foreign consulates. The shaded Georgiadis’ Park is a fine place to rest and watch the busiest intersection in Heraklion.

On the side of the square that faces the sea is the entrance to St. George’s Gate, used since the Venetian times as a passage between the city and its harbour. Today it often used for art exhibitions. It is all that has remained from an important mediaeval gate to the city. In the square there are also a lot of cafes and restaurants.

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Freedom Square 712 01