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 (hĭ-răk′lē-ən) or I·rá·klei·o (ĭ-rä′klē-ō) also Can·di·a (kăn′dē-ə)
A city of southern Greece on the northern coast of Crete. It was founded by Saracens in the ninth century and passed to the Byzantines, Venetians, and Ottoman Turks before becoming part of Greece in 1913.
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or He•rak•li•on

(ɪˈræk li ən, -ˈrɑ kli-)
a seaport on the N coast of Crete, in Greece. 243,622. Also called Candia.
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She was found dead in Heraklion harbour after disappearing while living in Crete 10 years ago.
Sky Express (Greece) (GQ, Heraklion) has wet-leased a BAe 146-200 from Germany's WDL Aviation (WH, Cologne/Bonn) to cover for an ATR42-500 which was damaged in a runway excursion incident on Naxos.
Forty (40) of them received the final approval of the responsible physician and participated in the annual blood donation that was held in the resort's premises and under the auspices of Venizelio Pananeio - General Hospital of Heraklion.
Gilas Pilipinas Youth absorbed its fourth straight defeat last Wednesday night, bowing out of medal contention after absorbing an 87-60 shellacking from Serbia in the FIBA Under-19 World Cup last at the Heraklion Indoor Sports Arena in Greece.
Gilas Pilipinas Youth fell short in its comeback bid and bowed to Argentina, 77-72, late Sunday to stay winless in the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup at Heraklion University Sports Hall in Heraklion, Greece.
Gilas tackles Greece in FIBA U19 opener !-- -- John Bryan Ulanday (The Philippine Star) - June 30, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines After a long and tedious preparation, the tallest Philippine youth team in history will finally be measured and tested today when it tackles home team Greece in the opener of the FIBA U19 World Cup at the Heraklion Arena in Greece.
THE Gilas Pilipinas Youth team opens its International Basketball Federation (Fiba) Under-19 World Cup campaign against host Greece on Sunday in Heraklion with the Filipinos hoping to cash in on their big men and the lessons learned from training camp.
* Corresponding author: Sofia Maraki, MD, PhD, Department of Clinical Microbiology and Microbial Pathogenesis, University Hospital of Heraklion, 711 10 Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
Cyprus Airways announces extra flights during the Christmas season to Heraklion and Beirut.
The Tui flight had just taken off from Heraklion in Crete when there was a problem with the plane on Tuesday evening.
He has been kind enough to sketch out two options: An eight-day tour with a close focus on Waugh, The Sword of Honour, and the Battle of Crete; and an eleven-day tour which also includes the other literature of wartime Crete (Xan Fielding, Patrick Leigh Fermor, William Moss, Dilys Powell), and the major Minoan site (Knossos) and museum (the Heraklion Archaeological Museum).