Heraklion

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.
Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Notable Places in the Area

Museum
The is a museum located in Heraklion on . Photo: Zde, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Museum
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.

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

Church
Photo: Jebulon, CC0.

Localities in the Area

Town
is a town and a former municipality in the , , . Photo: C messier, CC BY-SA 4.0.

Heraklion

Latitude
35.34° or 35° 20' 24" north
Longitude
25.1343° or 25° 8' 3.7" east
Open Location Code
8G7784RM+2P
Population
141,000
IATA airport code
HER
United Nations Location Codes
GR HER and GR NAI
Elevation
60 metres (197 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 29438069
Geo­Names ID
261745
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Also Known As

  • Afrikaans: Heraklion
  • Albanian: Iraklion
  • Albanian: Iraklioni
  • Amharic: ሄራክልዮን
  • Amharic: ኢራክልዮን
  • Arabic: Heraklion
  • Arabic: إراكليون، إراكليون
  • Arabic: إيراكليو
  • Arabic: كاندية
  • Arabic: كانديه
  • Arabic: هيراقليون
  • Arabic: هيراكليون
  • Armenian: Իրաքլիօ
  • Armenian: Հերակլիոն
  • Asturian; Bable: Heraclión
  • Azerbaijani: Heraklion
  • Azerbaijani: İraklion
  • Bashkir: Ираклион
  • Basque: Heraklion
  • Belarusian: Іракліян
  • Belarusian: Іракліён
  • Bengali: হেরাক্লিওন
  • Bulgarian: Ираклио
  • Bulgarian: Ираклион
  • Bulgarian: Кандия
  • Bulgarian: Хераклион
  • Catalan: Càndia
  • Catalan: Herakleion
  • Catalan: Heraklion
  • Catalan: Heraklion Prefecture
  • Catalan: Heràkleion
  • Catalan: Heràklion
  • Catalan: Irakleio
  • Catalan: Iràklio
  • Catalan: Iràklion
  • Catalan: Kandia
  • Catalan: Kandya
  • Cebuano: Irákleion
  • Chechen: Ираклион
  • Chinese: 伊喇期利奧
  • Chinese: 伊拉克利翁
  • Chinese: 伊拉克里翁
  • Chinese: 干地亚
  • Chinese: 甘地亞
  • Croatian: Heraklion
  • Czech: Heraklio
  • Czech: Heraklion
  • Czech: Heráklion
  • Czech: Hérakleion
  • Czech: Iraklio
  • Czech: Iraklion
  • Czech: Iráklio
  • Danish: Heraklion
  • Danish: Iraklio
  • Dutch: Heraklion
  • Dutch: Herákleion
  • Dutch: Iraklion
  • Egyptian Spoken Arabic: هيراكليون
  • English: Heraclion
  • English: Irakleion
  • English: Iraklion
  • Esperanto: Iraklio
  • Estonian: Herakleion
  • Estonian: Irákleio
  • Finnish: Candia
  • Finnish: Herakleion
  • Finnish: Heraklion
  • Finnish: Iraklio
  • Finnish: Iraklion
  • Finnish: Kandia
  • French: Handax
  • French: Heraklion
  • French: Héraklion
  • French: Iraklio
  • French: Iráklio
  • Frisian: Heraklion
  • Gaelic (Scots): Heraklion
  • Georgian: ჰერაკლიონი
  • German: Candie
  • German: Heraklion
  • German: Hieraklion
  • German: Iraklio
  • German: Iraklion
  • German: Iráklio
  • German: Iráklion
  • German: Kandiye
  • Greek: Δημοτικό διαμέρισμα Ηρακλείου
  • Greek: Ηράκλειο
  • Greek: Ηράκλειο Κρήτης
  • Greek: Χάνδακας
  • Gujarati: હેરાક્લિયોન
  • Hebrew: הירקליון
  • Hebrew: הרקליון
  • Hebrew: קנדיאה
  • Hebrew: קנדיה
  • Hindi: हेराक्लिओन
  • Hungarian: Candia
  • Hungarian: Hérakleion
  • Hungarian: Iráklio
  • Hungarian: Kandiye
  • Hungarian: Megalokasztro
  • Hungarian: Ηράκλειο
  • Hungarian: Ηράκλειον
  • Indonesian: Heraklion
  • Indonesian: Iraklion
  • Irish: Heraklion
  • Italian: Candia
  • Italian: Eraklion
  • Italian: Herakleion
  • Italian: Heraklio
  • Italian: Heraklion
  • Italian: Irakleio
  • Italian: Iraklio
  • Italian: Iraklion
  • Italian: Iráklion
  • Japanese: イラクリオ
  • Japanese: イラクリオン
  • Japanese: カンディア
  • Japanese: ヘラクリオン
  • Kannada: ಹೆರಕ್ಲಿಯೋನ್
  • Kazakh: Ïraklïon
  • Kazakh: Ираклион
  • Kazakh: Ираклион қаласы
  • Kazakh: ىيراكلىيون
  • Korean: 이라클리오
  • Korean: 이라클리온
  • Korean: 칸디아
  • Korean: 헤라클레이온
  • Korean: 헤라클리온
  • Kurdish: Herakliyon
  • Latin: Candia
  • Latin: Heracleum
  • Latvian: Heraklija
  • Latvian: Heraklion
  • Latvian: Heraklione
  • Latvian: Hēraklione
  • Latvian: Iraklija
  • Latvian: Iraklion
  • Letzeburgesch: Iraklio
  • Limburgish, Limburger, Limburgan: Irakleio
  • Lithuanian: Heraklionas
  • Lithuanian: Iraklionas
  • Lombard: Candia
  • Lombard: Eracli
  • Lombard: Heraklion
  • Macedonian: Ираклион
  • Malay (generic): Heraklion
  • Marathi: हेराक्लायं
  • Mongolian: Ираклион
  • Northern Frisian: Iraklio
  • Norwegian: Iraklio
  • Norwegian: Iráklio
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Candia
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Herakleion
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Heraklion
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Iraklio
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Iraklion
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Iráklio
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Handaq
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Herakleion
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Heraklion
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Iraklio
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Iraklion
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Iráklio
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Kandiye
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Khandak
  • Ossetian; Ossetic: Ираклион
  • Persian: هراکلیون
  • Piemontese: Heraklion
  • Polish: Candia
  • Polish: Herakleon
  • Polish: Heraklion
  • Polish: Irakleio
  • Polish: Iraklio
  • Polish: Iraklion
  • Polish: Kandia
  • Portuguese: Candia
  • Portuguese: Chandax
  • Portuguese: Cândia
  • Portuguese: Eráclio
  • Portuguese: Heraclião
  • Portuguese: Herakleion
  • Portuguese: Heraklion
  • Portuguese: Heráklion
  • Portuguese: Irakleion
  • Portuguese: Iraklion
  • Portuguese: Iráclio
  • Portuguese: Iráklio
  • Portuguese: Iráklion
  • Romanian: Heraklion
  • Romanian: Irakleio
  • Romanian: Irakleion
  • Romanian: Iraklio
  • Romanian: Iraklion
  • Russian: Гераклион
  • Russian: Ираклио
  • Russian: Ираклион
  • Russian: Мегало Кастро
  • Scots: Heraklion
  • Serbian: Heraklion
  • Serbian: Iraklion
  • Serbian: Ираклио
  • Serbian: Ираклион
  • Serbian: Хераклион
  • Serbo-Croatian: Heraklion
  • Serbo-Croatian: Iraklion
  • Sicilian: Iraklio
  • Sicilian: Iraklion
  • Sinhalese: හෙරාක්ලියොන්
  • Slovak: Irakleio
  • Slovak: Iraklio
  • Slovenian: Heraklion, Kreta
  • Spanish: Chandax
  • Spanish: Heraclion
  • Spanish: Heraclión
  • Spanish: Herakleion
  • Spanish: Heraklion
  • Spanish: Iraklio
  • Spanish: Iraklion
  • Swedish: Heraklio
  • Swedish: Heraklion
  • Swedish: Iraklion
  • Tagalog: Heraklion
  • Tamil: ஹெராக்ளியன்
  • Telugu: హెరక్లియాన్
  • Thai: Heraclion
  • Thai: Heraklion
  • Thai: อีราคลีออน
  • Thai: ฮีราคลีออน
  • Thai: เฮราคลิออน
  • Turkish: Heraklion
  • Turkish: Irakleio
  • Turkish: Kandiya
  • Turkish: Kandiye
  • Turkish: İraklion
  • Ukrainian: Іракліон
  • Ukrainian: Геракліон
  • Ukrainian: Кандія
  • Urdu: ایراکلیون
  • Urdu: کانڈیہ
  • Uzbek: Iraklion
  • Vietnamese: Heraklion
  • Volapük: Iraklio
  • Waray (Philippines): Heraklion
  • Welsh: Heraklion
  • Western Panjabi: ایراکلیون
  • Wu Chinese: 伊拉克利翁
  • Yue Chinese: 伊喇期利奧
  • Iraclion
  • Khandax
  • Megalokastro
  • Megalokastron
  • Ērakleion
  • Κάντια
  • Հերաքլիոն

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