A Tour of Venetian Candia 1.0

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Venetian Heraklion, known as Candia in 1640 AD, is enlivened through a virtual reality app. that allows the user (inhabitant, visitor, educator) to “travel” virtually in both time and space and to receive multifaceted and varied information, both in Greek and English.
The innovation of the project lies in the fact that the screen of the portable device (tablet or smartphone) turns into ‘a window’ in time. While the user moves within the old city of Heraklion, through specific routes, Venetian Candia unfolds before them. With the use of GPS, compass and gyroscope, the old city along with the monuments that still stand, or have another use today or have even been lost in time, come alive on the user’s screen. An “experiential” on site and real time guided tour in the historical centre of Heraklion, with the aid of new technologies and 3D photorealistic reconstructions along with texts, photos, narration, offer a variety of information about the city monuments and its sightseeing.

In case that the user is not within the limits of the old city, the application starts from the centre and with the joystick, shown at the bottom of the screen, they can wander around and get to know the city. They can also choose between the ground or “fly over” tour.

The user can choose between the English and Greek language, the font size, the altitude of the “fly over” view, minimum required GPS accuracy, the X, Y GPS offset, the field of view, the horizontal and the vertical angle offset etc. Thus the user is able to adapt the application to their own factors and choices.

Through forty (40) 3d representations of buildings and the urban tissue of the Venetian period, the user gets a complete – as much as is possible - picture of 1640 Venetian Candia, a little before the Ottoman siege, conquest and domination. The administrative city centre (around the “Lions’ fountain”), the imposing buildings - palaces and government buildings- the magnificent churches and monasteries, the port with the fortress and the arsenals, the fortification walls with the renaissance gates, the elaborate fountains and many other monuments, appear on the screen of the smart mobile devices composing the image of a capital city of Venetian Crete, at its peak.

Minimum device requirements:

- Gyroscope
- 500Mb free space in sd card
- quad-core processor


CONTRACTOR : PRISMA ELECTRONICA Industrial and Commercial S.A.
University of Crete, DIADRASIS – I. LADAS & Associates General Partnership, HISTORICAL MUSEUM OF CRETE

A Tour of Venetian Candia is a free software application from the Recreation subcategory, part of the Home & Hobby category. The app is currently available in English and it was last updated on 2016-03-16. The program can be installed on Android.

A Tour of Venetian Candia (version 1.0) has a file size of 466.62 MB and is available for download from our website. Just click the green Download button above to start. Until now the program was downloaded 2 times. We already checked that the download link to be safe, however for your own protection we recommend that you scan the downloaded software with your antivirus.

Program Details


Publisher Municipality of Heraklion
Released Date 2016-03-16
Languages English


Category Home & Hobby
Subcategory Recreation

System requirements

Operating systems android

Download information

File size 466.62 MB
Total downloads 2


License model Free
Price N/A

Version History

Here you can find the changelog of A Tour of Venetian Candia since it was posted on our website on 2016-09-30. The latest version is 1.0 and it was updated on soft112.com on 2018-03-27. See below the changes in each version:

version 1.0

posted on 2016-03-16

*lighter scene for better performance in some devices with older android versions,than v4.4.2 (kit kat)

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Release Date: 2016-03-16
Publisher: Municipality of Heraklion
Operating System: android
Type: Free