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

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is a beautiful port town on the northwest 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 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.


  • Location: , ,
  • Population: 623,000
  • Latitude of center: 35.1559° or 35° 9' 21.1" north
  • Longitude of center: 24.895° or 24° 53' 42.1" east
  • Elevation: 1099 meters (3606 feet)
  • GeoNames ID: 6697802

Other Names for Crete

  • 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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