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Heraklion, Crete (Credit:Tango7174, CC BY-SA 4.0via Wikimedia Commons)

Heraklion: The Cretan capital and centre of Minoan civilisation

OVERVIEW The regional unit of Heraklion, one of the four regional units of Crete, borders on the regional units of Rethymno to the west and Lasithi to the east. The regional unit’s capital is Heraklion, the largest city of Crete and one of Greece’s major urban centres. Heraklion was Europe’s fastest growing tourism destination for 2017, according to Euromonitor, with an 11.2% growth…