That central street with the neoclassical and Venetian buildings is lovely, but the rest of this city is an example of a total lack of town planning...ugly apartment buildings in medieval streets in the centre, single-storey box houses with rods of reinforced concrete sticking out "awaiting" further expansion in the outskirts. I think the beautiful historical area should be completely pedestrianized and all buildings restored. I don't know the mayor, but what I read here seems very promising!
Something needs to be done with those appauling appartment blocks that pop up in the most prime locations and in the process ruin important vistas and the historic setting of the city.
The Mayor sounds promising, but perhaps he should try and reign in some of his developer hungry friends or even better, how about introducing some aesthetic controls to manage future apartment development in the town centre and remainder of the city.
I am disgusted and in total disbelief at how many monuments dating from Venetian times were knocked in Iraklion. Simply cannot believe it/ I am in total shock and feel sick in my mouth. These churches belonged to the world.
Go to lost monuments section in the images section:
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