Facts about Crete

Crete is:


  • the largest island of all the Greek islands with almost 8.300 km²
  • the fifth largest island in Europe
  • the most southern island of Europe
  • divided in 4 prefectures ( Heraklion, Chania, Rethimnon, Lasithi )
  • on Crete live around 650.000 inhabitants
  • the Capital of Crete is Heraklion ( 180.000 inhabitants )
  • Crete has a coastline of 1.066 km
  • the highest mountain is called Psiloritis ( 2.456 m )

Climate table

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Temperature in Crete

How to get to crete

Heraklion Airport, Nikos Kazantzakis Airport, Flughafen Heraklion, Flughafen Iraklio, Airport Iraklio, Airport Crete, Transport Crete
Departure from Heraklion Airport


By airplane


There are 3 airports on crete:



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Ferry Boat to Athens



By ferry boat from Athens or Santorini



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