Heraklion, every step … a journey in history.
Through the project “Heraklion, every step … a journey in history” the city of Heraklion is promoted through historical routes, sights and multimedia material.
The application contains 1850 fully documented photos, 250 preserved texts dating back to the Ottoman Empire, 250 original documents, historical videos, dramatized narrations which enable Heraklion’s history to unravel.
Heraklion’s history is divided in 7 chapters: History, Location, Tradition, Timeline, Virtual tour, “I’ve been there”, Images and finally “as today”.
The visitor is offered a guided tour and through the process receives multidimensional information about the cultural and historical past of the city (Museums, historical buildings, sights).
Another crucial parameter of the project is the creation of an updateable digital database which consists of archival material with the option to be updated on demand by the Municipality and other engaged services in order to achieve a fully documented historical archive for the current generation and the generations to come.
The project had a budget of 150.000 euro and was implemented by the university of Crete multimedia lab with the oversight of the Municipal computer science department and the Municipal old city department.
The application is available in both Greek and English.
You can watch the projects presentation on YouTube.
Download the android apps by clicking on the images: