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September 06, 2006



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Warning...geography lesson to follow....

Heraklion or Iraklion (Greek: Ηράκλειο), is the largest city and the capital of Crete. Its name is also spelled Herakleion (transliteration of ancient/Katharevousa name), or Iraklio, with other variants. For centuries, it was called Candia (Greek Χάνδαξ or Χάνδακας, Turkish Kandiye).

Heraklion is the capital of Heraklion Prefecture. It has an international airport named after the writer Nikos Kazantzakis. The ruins of Knossos, which were excavated and restored by Arthur Evans, are nearby.

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