Crete is the largest of the islands and is the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea - after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica. It is located between the and the Libyan Sea, south of the .

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or Iraklio is the major city and capital of , the largest of the Greek islands.

is a city on . Flights are available to Heraklion Airport near from many European countries and via from elsewhere.

is a beautiful port town on the north west coast of , with an atmosphere reflecting its Venetian and Turkish past.

or Rethimno is a beautiful city on the island of in .


Regional Unit of is a region on the island of .

is in the island of . Greek language is used, with other languages being used in tourist attractions.

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  • Location: , ,
  • Population: 623,000
  • Latitude of center: 35° 9' 21.1" (35.1559°) north
  • Longitude of center: 24° 53' 42.1" (24.895°) east
  • Elevation: 1099 meters (3606 feet)
  • Wikidata: Crete
  • Wikimedia Commons: Crete

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Dutch: Kreta, Finnish: Kreeta, French: Crète, German: Kreta, Greek: Κρήτη, Irish: an Chréit, Italian: Creta, Korean: 크리티 주, Norwegian Bokmål: Kreta, Norwegian Nynorsk: Kreta, Portuguese: Creta, Romanian: Creta, Spanish: Creta, Swedish: Kreta
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