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With thousands of picturesque villages, breathtaking scenery, endless sandy beaches, 300 days of sunshine per year, varied landscape, delicious and renowned local cuisine, unique flora, magnificent gorges, medieval cities, imposing mountains, friendly and hospitable people, a unique culture and a glorious past,
Crete is a place that you don't want to miss...

Knossos
Knossos
Palace and Archaeological site
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Samaria Gorge
Sfakia, South Hania
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Chania city
North West Crete
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Heraklion city
North - Central Crete
Phaistos
Phaistos
Palace and Archaeological Site
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Rethymnon city
North West Crete
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Agios Nikolaos city
North East Crete, Lassithi
Explore Crete

Click on the map to find out what's in the circle with a radius of 30km.
Crete Image Library

The E4 hiking trail

1. The E4 and other mythical trails
A diary of events of the trials and tribulations of a lone walker, in his attempt to cross Crete from Kato Zakros to Kissamos...
by Stelios Jackson

2. E4 a walk along the spine of Crete
an enjoyable reading and a useful resource for those contemplating a similar walk
by Richard Ellis
Crete Fast Facts

Location
GREECE (HELLAS), at the Southern Aegean Sea
Coordinates (Iraklion):
Lat: 35° 20' North - Lon: 25° 08' East
Coordinates (Hania):
Lat: 35° 30' North - Lon: 24° 02' East
Area
8.336 sq.kms /
Length (E-W) :260 km
Width (N-S) : 60 max - 12 min
It is the largest island in Greece. The highest point is Psiloritis mountain at 2456m.
Population
The population of the island is approximately 630.000 (yr. 2005).
Major cities (Munic. population) :
Iraklion (151.000) - Hania (53.000) - Rethymno (31.000)
Religion
Greek Orthodox 99%
Language
Greek - Cretan idiom.
English is also widely spoken especialy in the tourist areas
Monetary Unit
The official currency is the Euro (€) divided into 100 cents.
Weights and Measures
Metric system - Metres, Kilograms, litres, °C...
Voltage
220 - 240V,Frequency: 50 Hz, Sockets/Outlets: 2 pin + earth/ground "Shuko" or 2 pin (round) lighting type.
Standard time zone
UTC/GMT +2 hours (Eastern European Time)
Daylight Saving Time:
last Sunday of March, 3:00 am local standard time
last Sunday of October, 4:00 am local daylight time
Telephone
International country code: + 30 (Greece)
Local Numbers: 28xxxxxxxx (10 digits)
Mobile Numbers : 6xxxxxxxxx (10 digits)
Mobile Network: GSM 900/1800 Mhz
Internet
Broadband internet is available in major populated areas
Wireless is available in the historical center of Heraklion town, and in most large hotels.
Mobile internet 3G or 4G is offered by all providers and covers almost the entire island.

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