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Heracleion was a great disappointment, Herakleion, Greece

 
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Wazling's pictureby Wazling review
added on 1st of April, 2009
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 to eat or drink a coffee. The archaeological museum is worth a visit, but besides that is doesnt offer very much more, than the airport on the island. Well, one thing was still pozitive, most of the locals speak English and there are some good restaurants in the city, but that you can find anywhere else in Greece.
 

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Iraklion’s history is intertwined with the past of the Minoan civilization, one of the most advanced and mysterious civilizations of the Ancient world. The ruins of Knossos, the legendary palace of Minosis close to present day Iraklion. In the Bronze Age, Knossos was the most important human settlement on the island, and archaeologists also believe that it was an important port. One of the charms of the ancient palace is the myth of the Minotaur who has supposedly roamed the labyrinth built by the Minoan king. The city of Iraklion was founded in 824 AD, but not by Greeks but the Saracens who were exiled from Al-Andalus, in modern-day... Read more »

 
 
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