Where is Crete
Are you wondering where is Crete located, is Crete part of Greece or moreover are you searching the map of Crete? Then read on our guide with information about Crete.
Where is Crete ?
Crete is the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean and the largest and most populous of the Greek islands. It is 255km long and is divided into four administrative regions, known as Nomos, Chania in the West, Rethymno and Heraklion in the Center of Crete and Lassithi in the East. The island took its name - according to mythology - either by the nymph Kriti or the son of Jeus and nymph Ida, named Kreta. Moreover, the highest mountain in the island has Ida's name (Idi) on the one hand and the god of the gods, Jeus, was born in Dikteon Antron (in Prefecture of Lassithi).
Is Crete part of Greece?
Crete is the biggest island in Greece and the second one in the Eastern Mediterranean (Cyprus is the biggest one). Because of its size and the fact that it is far from the mainland, it is completely different from the rest of the country. The island of Crete is often called a majestic land. The Cretans speak a very distinctive dialect and have many customs that do not exist elsewhere and are often referred to as Cretan. In Greece, the Cretan people are known to be one of the most unruly and hard-working.
Map of Crete
Crete is divided into four administrative regions, known as Nomos, Chania in the West, Rethymno and Heraklion in the Center of Crete and Lassithi in the East. The magnificent landscape of Crete is very mountainous with great gorges, caves and high plains. There are four mountain ranges, the Ida mountains in central Crete (2,456 meters high), the Lefka Ori or the White Mountains (2,452 metres high) in the west, the Dikti Mountains (2,148 meters high) and the Sitia Mountains (1,476 meters high in the east of the island.
Crete Greece Video
Here is a video showing places to visit in Crete.
How to get from Athens to Crete
Are you wondring how to get from Athens to Crete? Feeling lost? Read the full guide about getting from Athens to Crete
For your stay in Crete and moreover in various areas of the island of Crete, you can book a room in one of the hotelsrooms, or villas to let. In many areas of Crete, there are hotels, guesthouses, rooms to let, furnished apartments and studios of various categories and types that can satisfy the demands of the visitors for a pleasant and enjoyable stay. You will find wonderful hotels, hostels and thoughtful rooms for rent, of all categories and with a variety of prices. The best website to book a hotel or a villa in Crete (it has the most available rooms and private villas on the island…even more than Airbnb!) visit hotelscombined.com