Crete: a quick glance

Beautiful snowy mountains with breathtaking caves, fertile plateaus and canyons leading to secret seashores, small valleys with green olive groves, castles and chapels on hills or on the edge of cliffs, dense forests and arid shrublands filled with thyme, rivers, lakes, majestic waterfalls, cosmopolitan cities and isolated villages, countless historic and archaeological sites and much more make up for the island of contrast.

Crete is the second larger island in the Eastern Mediterranean after Cyprus covering 8.336km2 and the bigger in Greece. It stretches 260 km and has a maximum width of 60 km. It is one of the 13 regions of Greece with a population of 650.000 in the prefectures of Lasithi, Heraklion, Retymnon and Chania.