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

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

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


Prefecture is a region on the island of .

is a regional unit on the island in .

is the eastern region of , .

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


  • 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:  1,099 meters (3,606 feet)
  • Wikidata:  Crete
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Crete

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

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