Heraklion is the largest city in Crete and fourth in Greece regarding population. The city is located in the northern part of the island overlooking the Cretan Sea. It is said that the city took its name from Idaios Heracles the mythical father of the Olympic Games, while its history has been taking place for 3,000 years. Based on its rich history, the city allows every visitor to have a wide choice of monuments and attractions. Some of the most important monuments and archaeological sites are the Venetian Castle, the Ancient City of Festos, and the palace of Knossos. Several museums can be visited, such as Archaeological, Historical, Natural History Museum. Apart from Archaeological sites and monuments, Heraklion has Marine Parks, Amusement Parks, and a Zoo. Heraklion, as the largest city in Crete, clearly has a great market that satisfies the most demanding visitor offering a wide variety of products and local traditional dishes.