Example sentences for: iráklion

How can you use “iráklion” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The remains of the saint were originally interred here but were moved to Iráklion following Arab raids which destroyed the rest of the building in 825.

  • Tools and ceremonial objects were found just where they were dropped at the time of the great cataclysm along with the crystal rhyton on view in the Iráklion Museum and a chest containing hundreds of clay tablets inscribed with the Linear A script; archaeologists even discovered an urn with olives preserved though the millennia.

  • Five kilometers (3 miles) directly south of the Iráklion is Knossós, now famed worldwide as the village where Sir Arthur Evans (then director of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford) found proof that the Cretan civilization of myth had been based on reality.

  • The island was recaptured after a terrible siege of Iráklion by Byzantine commander Nikephóros Phokás.

  • The scenery is magnificent and you can visit Moní Vrontisí, a small monastery in the hills above the town, which was the original home of the Damaskinós icons — now in Agía Ekaterínis in Iráklion.

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