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Harakas, Charakas, Khrakas, Ελλ.Χάρακας is a village in the municipality of Archanes-Asterousia on Crete, Greece with about 1000 inhabitants. It is about 45 km south from Heraklion, which is the largest city of Crete. The village lies on the foothills of Asterousia mountain and the south coast of Crete. Behind the mountain and after 15km from Charakas is the Libyan Sea.


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Charakas has a great rock (haraki), 35m high, with a temple and a castle. Also in the front of Haraki is the Heroon, a monument of warriors and a church of St Panteleymon with a great campanile

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