Information about Crete Island

Places to visit

Historic View



Map info

Crete Travel Info

Island of Crete - map


Crete is the largest island of Greece (and also has the highest number of population among all the Greek. Crete is the fifth bigest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after: Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, Corsica). The capital of Crete (also largest city) is Heraklion. on 2011 the region of Crete had a 623.065 population.

Crete forms a very significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece. Was once the centre of the Minoan civilization (c. 2700 BC - 1420 BC), the earliest known civilization in Europe.

Crete lays on the most southern point of Europe.

Important agriculture production is: olives, olive oil, wine, raisins, fruits, vegetables, animal breeding, raisins.
Tourism is the most important industry on Crete island. Individual as well as mass tourism are fully developed.


In these pages you can find:

  • Map Information for CRETE. Starting from the view of the island,
    you can see even the city maps of the 4 biggest cites by just
    "clicking" on the area you are interested on chart.
  • A list of hotels everywhere in the island, as it is published by the
    national tourist organization of Greece. And also a list of the
    campings on the island.
  • Places you must visit. Photos and road maps of wonderful places
    that you would like to visit.
  • Historic and Archaeological sights in Crete.
  • And all the useful phone numbers you might need in Crete.

Region of Crete