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Heraclion is the biggest city of Crete. Its population is 132,000 inhabitants, according to the 2001 census. Heraclion is located in the north of Crete. Heraclion is near Knosos, the ancient capital of Crete and the center of Minoan civilization. Heraclion has a big harbor which it connects Heraclion with continental Greece. Heraclion has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate.
Places of interest
The most interest sight of Heraclion is the Venetian square with the fountain from marble. The Venetian rule, between the 13th and 16th century, has left many important monuments. The medieval fortification of the town is another important sight. The fortification had been constructed by Arabians, Byzantines and Venetians which they had passed from Heraclion in the past.