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Knossos Palace ( Ancient Minoan Palace ) is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and is considered Europe's oldest city. The name Knossos survives from ancient Greek references to the major city of Crete.
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Archeological Museum

The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is a museum located in Heraklion on Crete. It is one of the greatest museums in Greece and the best in the world for Minoan art. It houses representative artifacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history.
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Historical Museum

The Historical Museum of Crete was founded by the Society of Cretan Historical Studies in 1953 and is housed in a neoclassical building of significant architectural merit in the city of Heraklion on Crete, an island of Greece.
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Natural history museum

The Natural History Museum of Crete in Heraklion, Crete is a natural history museum that operates under the auspices of the University of Crete. Eastern Mediterranean is unique at a global level due to the great ecological and cultural complexity.
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Kazantzakis museum

The Nikos Kazantzakis Museum is a museum in Myrtia village in the Heraklion regional unit of Crete, in Greece. It is 20 km south of the town of Heraklion and it is dedicated to the life and work of the famous writer Nikos Kazantzakis.
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CretΑquarium is an expert in presenting species and ecosystems of the Mediterranean, a sea of unique biodiversity that gave birth to ancient civilizations and welcomes millions of visitors every year from all over the world.
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West of the city and less than 5 Km away towards Ammoudara there are beaches and night activities as well. The most beautiful beaches are located east of Heraklion and start from Karteros beach (5 Km away) until Sissi (40 Km away).
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Phaistos palace

Phaistos was one of the most important centres of Minoan civilization, and the most wealthy and powerful city in southern Crete. It was inhabited from the Neolithic period until the foundation and development of the Minoan palaces in the 15th century B.C.
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