[ih-rak-lee-on or hi-rak-lee-on; Greek ee-rah-klee-awn]
- a seaport in N Crete.
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- variants of 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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