a seaport on and the capital of Crete, on the W part.
Formerly Candia. a Greek island in the Mediterranean, SE of mainland Greece. 3235 sq. mi. (8380 sq. km).
Capital: Canea.
Sea of, a part of the S Aegean Sea lying between the Cyclades Islands and Crete.
Historical Examples

Three Months Abroad Anna Vivanti
History of the Jews, Vol. IV (of VI) Heinrich Graetz
Three Months Abroad Anna Vivanti
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6 Various
History of the Jews, Vol. IV (of VI) Heinrich Graetz
The Great Round World and What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 18, March 11, 1897 Various
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 6 Various
Three Months Abroad Anna Vivanti
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 121, November, 1867 Various
Three Months Abroad Anna Vivanti

the chief port of Crete, on the NW coast. Pop: 55 838 (2001) Greek name Khaniá
a mountainous island in the E Mediterranean, the largest island of Greece: of archaeological importance for the ruins of Minoan civilization. Pop: 601 131 (2001). Area: 8331 sq km (3216 sq miles) Modern Greek name Kríti

Note: Crete is the largest of the Greek islands.

Note: One of the world’s earliest civilizations, the Minoan civilization, reached its peak in Crete in 1600 b.c.

Note: In Greek mythology, Crete was Minos’s kingdom, where the Minotaur lived at the center of the Labyrinth.


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