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A nocturnal shot of Iraklion (Heraklion) Harbour with the old Venetian Fortress in the bg. In those days it was known as 'Candia'. It took the Ottomans 5 wars with the Venetians to finally seize Crete in 1669. The Venetians retook the fortress 15 years later but Ottoman control over the rest of Crete remained until 1897. It was united with Greece in 1913.

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