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Crete’s capital city, Heraklion, is thoroughly urban—as well as home to the island’s most important historic attractions: the Palace of Knossos and Heraklion Archeological Museum provide a must-see glimpse into the ancient past. While the port city lacks some of the overt charm of more popular resort towns on the island, a closer look reveals charming squares, vibrant markets, and lively dining and nightlife scenes.

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