[ih-rak-lee-on or hi-rak-lee-on; Greek ee-rah-klee-awn]
- a seaport in N Crete.
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What more is there to ask Candia McWilliam, someone whose memoir is already forthright to a fault?
When Scottish author Candia McWilliam lost her sight at the age of 52, she could have sunk deeper into her seclusion.
We have also sight of Candia at the distance of above thirty leagues.
The 26th it was continued at Candia, and a blessing seemed to attend it.
The 27th and 28th, attended the Ministers' Conference at Candia.
Between Alexandria and Candia it is ten thousand three hundred.The Ocean World:
We make war to win Candia, and at no price will we abandon it.The Turkish Empire, its Growth and Decay
- the Italian name for Iráklion
- a port in Greece, in N Crete: former capital of Crete (until 1841); ruled by Venetians (13th–17th centuries). Pop: 150 000 (2005 est)Italian name: Candia Also called: Heraklion, Herakleion
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