Heraklion or Iraklio is the major city and capital of , the largest of the Greek islands. Its Archaeological Museum holds the remains of the 4000-year old Minoan civilization, which centred around the nearby palace of Knossos, with its Minotaur legend.
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The is a museum located in Heraklion on . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The was founded by the Society of Cretan Historical Studies in 1953 and is housed in a neoclassical building of significant architectural merit in the city of Heraklion on , an island of . Photo: C messier, CC0.

Heraklion International Airport "Nikos Kazantzakis" is the primary airport on the of , , and the country's second busiest airport after . is situated 4 km east of Heraklion. Photo: Florian Waßmann, CC BY 3.0.

Photo: Danbu14, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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