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Heraklion

Heraklion is the most popular region of Crete and one of the most attractive in all of Greece. Located on the eastern side of the island between Rethymno and Lassithi, Heraklion's beautiful capital city is home to the world-famous palace of Knossos. Built by the ancient Minoan civilization, the archaeological site is considered one of Greece's most important tourist attractions.

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Heraklion is the most popular region of Crete and is located on the eastern side of the island, between Rethymno and Lassithi. Its beautiful capital, Heraklion, is the largest city on the island and is known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and beautiful beaches. It is home to the world-famous palace of Knossos, which was the center of the ancient Minoan civilization and is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in Greece.

Heraklion is also home to many other cultural and historical attractions, such as the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, which houses a large collection of ancient artifacts from the region, and the Venetian Fortress of Koules, which was built in the 16th century to protect the city from pirates.

In addition to its cultural and historical attractions, Heraklion is also a popular destination for beach-goers, with many sandy beaches and crystal-clear waters to enjoy. The region is also known for its delicious cuisine, with many restaurants serving traditional Cretan dishes made with fresh, locally grown ingredients.

Overall, Heraklion is a diverse and vibrant region that offers something for everyone, making it a popular destination for travelers from all around the world.

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