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Crete Island


Greece Travel Guide|Greek Islands

Crete Island, according to the last census consists of 756.392 inhabitants and is divided into four prefectures:Chania, Lasithi, Rethymno and Heraklion

Crete capital is Heraklion with 130.000 inhabitants. Crete is a traditional leisure destination that combines sun, sea, history and cultural monuments. Also combines continental and island beauty where this particular combination is one of the key advantages of.

In recent years the island was visited by nearly a half million tourists. Crete has a three airports in Heraklion, Chania Souda and one in Sitia Lassithi. Flights are scheduled throughout the year and of course the denser summer.

The growth prospects of tourism in Crete, is without exaggeration great. Crete island has comparative advantages over other destinations in the world. Tourism in Crete is the most dynamically growing sector and accounts for a substantial proportion of the working population. Increased demand in recent years has led to significant investments in hotel units, resulting in quantitative and qualitative upgrading of the hotel infrastructure.

crete island sea view
Crete sea View

Tourists visiting the island rank Crete as one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe: In the ideal climatic conditions that favor all year round for its unparalleled natural beauty and rich historical and cultural elements mainland for the large size of the island to the other elements making up this destination.

The development of tourism in Crete generally follows the trends of development of Greek tourism, which started late as 30's.

Crete is famous for Touristic cultural and educational tourism. Island visitors admire the important archaeological sites. Tourism in Crete turned to mass tourism as it did in the Mediterranean countries in general.

Crete, the myth and history, like ancient trireme on location at a crossroads sea routes between Europe, Asia and Africa. The open horizons and helped paved roads to be born in the soil of a great civilization, the Minoan, which is considered the ancestor of European cultures.

Today a visitor to Crete can see beautiful examples of this culture in the archaeological sites, but also to navigate through picturesque villages to taste the Cretan cuisine, or enjoy the sea in clean and quiet (or if you prefer crowded) beaches.