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Herakleion Reviews, Greece

 
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Recent reviews for Herakleion

Heracleion was a great disappointment - Apr 1, 2009, by Wazling
The big capital city, touristically overcrowded and offering mostly the typical tourist shops, selling all the rubish you know from other cities. If you go on the outskirts, its often not very clean and doesnt offer very good places to go... Read more »

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Iraklion History

At the beginning of the 13th century, the Republic of Venice, a major naval power at the time, bought Iraklion. The city flourished under the rule of the Venetians, despite the hostility of the locals. The city became the riches cultural centre in the Mediterranean, overshadowing even Athens or Thessaloniki. During the renaissance, many of the city’s artists became famous on the continent, for example El Greco. The Cretan School of icon painting is still very well known and appreciated today. In the 15th century, the Turks were a rising menace in Europe, and in order to protect the city, the Venetians built a 4.5 km long wall whose... Read more »

 
 
 

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