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The Venetian fortress of Koules/Castello a Mare (1523–1540) guards the inner harbor of Heraklion.

Heraklion, Greece

Greece abounds in blockbuster sights, and Heraklion, the sprawling capital of its largest island, Crete, is gateway to two of them: the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, with its unparalleled collection of ancient Minoan art; and the nearby Palace of Knossos, one of the world’s great archaeological attractions. Most of Heraklion’s iconic landmarks- such as the Koules fortress, Lions Fountain, Venetian Loggia, […]

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Traveling to Greece: My Experience.

Traveling to Greece: My Experience

Greece also known as Hellas (Greek: Ελλάς) is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa in Southern and Southeast Europe. Athens is the capital of Greece, and the nation’s largest city, followed by Thessaloniki. Greece is considered the cradle of Western civilisation, being the birthplace of democracy, Western philosophy, Western literature, political science, major scientific and mathematical principles, […]

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