12. 09. 2011.

Heraklion, Crete, Greece

When i tagged for this card in one of the Offer Tags i couldnt see the picture, but the mere description 'sunset view of Heraklion' was very tempting. I dont get many cards from Greece, and surely you'd agree its a stunning country with lots of diversity on offer.

Heraklion is the largest town on the island of Crete, and its administrative capital. It was founded in 824 AD by the saracens, not far from the ancient ruins of Knossos - the centre of Minoan culture. The Republic of Venice bought the city in the 13th century and built many fortifications, most of which still stand today. Nowdays Heraklion is an important shipping port, and gateway to the surrounding islands.

Thank you very much Nikos for this great card! :)

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