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Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete, Greece

May 7th 2013
Tuesday May 7th, 2013. Iraklion (Heraklion), Crete, Greece Once the centre of the Minoan civilization, as well as the largest of all the Greek Islands, Crete has a rich cultural history that forms a large part of the overall tapestry of Greece. According to Greek mythology, goddess Rhea hid the newborn Zeus in a cave on the Island where he was subsequently reared by nymphs who protected him fro ... read more
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Greek Flag Greece achieved its independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. During the second half of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century, it gradually added neighboring islands and territories, most with Greek-speaking populations. In Worl... ... read more
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