Figures about Crete





Size of Crete: 8250 km² (excluding Gavdos). Crete is the biggest Greek island and the fifth biggest in the Mediterranean, following Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus and Corsica.

Length of the Cretan coastline: 1020 km

Length of Crete: East to West: 250 km ; North to South: between 14 km-62 km

Mountain ranges on Crete: There are three mountain ranges; Lefka Ori (highest mountain of the range - Pachnes: 2452m), Psiloritis (Ida: at 2456m, the highest mountain of Crete) and Lashiti (Dikti 2148m).

Population of Crete: about 650,000

Population Density of Crete: 79 people per km²

Capital of Crete: Iraklio (also known as Heraklion)



Cities on Crete: Iraklio Crete (pop: 170,000), Chania Crete (100,000), Rethymno Crete (30,000), Agios Nikolaos Crete (10,000), Ierapetra Crete (9000) and Sitia Crete (8000)

Prefectures on Crete (in Greek: Nomos): There are four prefectures; Chania, Rethymno, Iraklio and Lasithi

Religion Crete: Greek-Orthodox (95%), Moslems (3%), Catholic (1%)

Economy in % of GDP Crete: agriculture 15%, industry 26%, services 59%; tourism is about 40% of the GDP

Electricity on Crete: Crete uses 220 volts as is common in Europe

Airports on Crete: There are three airports. Two of these are international airports, based in Airport Iraklio and Airport Chania, with one smaller airport in Sitia which is a domestic airport with very few international flights.

National Parks on Crete: Samaria National Park is Crete’s only National Park.

Olive Trees on Crete: around 20 Million



Sheep on Crete: about 3 Million

Goats on Crete: 100,000

Days with sunshine on Crete: 300 per year

Average Temperature on Crete: 18 degrees

Average daily high temperature on Crete: 22 Degrees

Species of Plants on Crete: about 2000

Indigenous Plant Species: 180

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PLACES
Eastern Crete
Ierapetra
Keratokambos
Mirtos
Sitia
Vai
Agios Nikolaos
 Voulismeni Lake
 Agios Nikolaos Beach
 Agios Nikolaos Tours
Gournia Crete
Kritsa
Elounda
Spinalonga
Amazonas Park
Neapoli
Xerokambos
Zakros
Central Crete
Iraklio
  Historical Museum
Knossos
Hersonissos
  Zoo Hersonissos
  Museum Hersonissos
Koutouloufari
Piskopiano
Gouves
  Aquarium Crete
  Dinosauria Park
Malia
Stalida
Karteros
Milatos
Sissi
Rethymno
 Rethymno Fortezza
 Rethymno Museum
 Rethymno Beach
Platanes
Panormo
Melidoni Cave
Bali
Agia Pelagia
Fodele
Moni Arkadi
Georgioupolis
Armeni Tombs
Plakias
Mirthios
Sellia
Lefkogia
Damnoni
Preveli
Argiroupoli
Spili
St Antonios Gorge
Agia Galini
Matala
Kalamaki
Pitsidia
Phaistos
Gortys Crete
Zaros
Lendas
Western Crete
Chania
 Football Museum
 Maritme Museum
 Chania Lighthouse
Platanias
Agia Marina
Kolymbari
Kissamos
Agia Triada Crete
Stavros
Kalives
Falassarna
Elafonisi
Paleochora
Sougia
Agia Irini Gorge
Samaria Gorge
White Mountains
Aradena Gorge
Botanic Garden Crete
Lakki
Omalos
Imbros Gorge
Frangokastello
Anopolis Crete
Chora Sfakia