Crete is the largest and one of the most famous islands in Greece. A unique pole of attraction for thousands of visitors every year, Crete island is known from antiquity as the center of the Minoan civilization and many other civilizations that flourished in its ancient grounds. Its astonishing beauty which combines the idyllic mountain landscapes and exotic beaches, the important archaeological sites, traditional villages, major tourist resorts and above all the Cretan hopitality make Crete an ideal destination not only for the summer holidays but for the years to come.
The four prefectures of Crete are Rethymno, Chania, Lassithi and Heraklion, all characterized for their unique natural beauty, major historical interest and folklore tradition. Venetian traces and well-preserved buildings are found in all the four islands of Crete which share a similar remarkable history. The endless coasts and gorges provide excellent activities for the more daring types as well as locations for total relaxation.
This section proposes a Crete map with all the major locations of the island. You can also get informed about Geography.
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Map of Crete island
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