Heraklion is a port city and the capital of the Greek island of Crete. In its vicinity is the famous Knossos Palace. This is an ancient archaeological complex from the time of the Minoan civilization with frescoes and baths. A large collection of objects of Minoan art is presented in the Archaeological Museum of the city. Another attraction is the 16th-century Kules Fortress, located in the Venetian port. The city has a population of 140,000.