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Iráklion / Candia

facts in brief


Part of Sebastien de Pontault de Beaulieu map
Part of Sebastien de Pontault de Beaulieu map




Facts in brief:

Coastal site NW of ancient Minoan capital Knossos; was ancient settlement & Roman port; was capital of Muslim Saracen Crete from 9th cen. AD & center for piracy; taken by Venice; 150,000 died in 21-year siege of Venetian city by Ottomans in 17th cen.

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