25th of August Street

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The 25th of August Street is a pedestrian street directly opposite the Old Harbour extending to the Lion Square. It took its name from a massacre that occurred there on August 25th 1898. Many Cretans and some British citizens were killed by the Turks, so the ‘Great Powers’ (Britain, France and Russia) forced the Ottomans to recognize Crete’s struggle. This incident eventually led to the declaration of the Cretan State and, finally, to its unification with Greece in 1913.

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25th of August Street 712 02