Heraklion central market, Heraklion, Crete
Heraklion central market is on 1866 Street, running from the Meidani to Kornarou Square. The street name refers to one of the most important Cretan risings to overthrow the Turkish yoke. The same is true of the parallel 1821 Street.
The Heraklion central market is lined with shops selling souvenirs, cheap clothes and shoes, fruit and vegetables, herbs and spices, cheese and meat, along with small cafés and tavernas.
The roads running at right angles to left and right of the market contain yet more shops, supermarkets, a bank and an indoor car park. Near the top of the market, on Karterou Street, are the fishmongers with their stalls full of fish, crying their wares.
The Heraklion central market was where the inhabitants of the city once did their daily shopping, though today the street markets in the suburbs have largely replaced it.
This fish stall is one of several, in a side street of the main market street. The smells are strong. Fresh fish creates that. But what a beautiful collection!