About Crete Greece

The island of Crete in Greece (Greek: Κρήτη, Kríti [‘kriti]; Ancient Greek: Κρήτη, Krḗtē) is the absolute largest Greek islands. Crete is also the 88th largest island in the world and the 5th largest island in the Mediterranean ocean. The capital and the largest city of Crete is Heraklion and the region has a population of 623,065 people. Crete is a big part of the economy of Greece, both in heritage, industry and tourism. Tourists travel to Crete in the Spring, Summer and Fall seasons from all over the world, especially Europe and the United Kingdom.  If you are already traveling to Crete, Greece, you can find a useful Crete online map here.


What to Do in Rethymnon, Crete

While on the island of Crete, it is easy to have the impression that it’s tucked a bit out of the way from the rest of Greece. Though it is definitely part of... Read More

What to Do in Lasithi Crete

Lasithi Crete is a tropical island off the coast of Greece. The island is known for its rugged mountain terrain and endless beach options. Most tourists will enjoy a... Read More

What to Do in Chania Old Town

Chania is the second largest city on the island of Crete. It is located in the northwestern side of the island directly on its coast. Because of its location, the hi... Read More

Best Beaches Near Chania, Crete

Because of the sheer size of the island of Crete in southern Greece, it is all too easy to believe that visitors will experience constantly busy beaches and resort... Read More

History of the Caves on Crete

The island of Crete is made up of around three thousand caves, according to the Greek Speleological Society. As an essential part of the landscape, they are also wov... Read More

Overview of the Battle of Crete

Crete is an island defined by its hardy landscape and a population filled with resilient people to go along with it. Large mountains loom over the ocean. The hot, ar... Read More

The Minoan Sites of Crete

Central Crete is known for its major Minoan sites. The Minoans were a Bronze Age people who once dominated southern Europe. The sites portray a high level of civiliz... Read More

Hike the Samaria Gorge in Crete

One of the highlights of Western Crete is the Samaria Gorge, located in the Hania region. The Samaria Gorge is Europe’s longest gorge. It begins just below the Oma... Read More