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: 250m ; North to South: between 14km-62km

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 Iraklio and 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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Eastern Crete
Ierapetra
Sitia
Vai
Agios Nikolaos
Kritsa
Elounda
Spinalonga
Zakros
Central Crete
Iraklio
Knossos
Hersonissos
Malia
Sissi
Rethymno
Platanes
Panormo
Bali
Agia Pelagia
Moni Arkadi
Georgioupolis
Plakias
Preveli
Agia Galini
Matala
Kalamaki
Pitsidia
Lendas
Western Crete
Chania
Platanias
Agia Marina
Kolymbari
Kissamos
Elafonisi
Paleochora
Sougia
Samaria Gorge
White Mountains
Imbros Gorge
Chora Sfakia