Crete is the largest island in modern Greece and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea separating the Aegean from the Libyan Sea. Here, you can admire the remnants of brilliant civilizations, explore glorious beaches, impressive mountains capes, fertile valleys and steep gorges and become part of the island's rich gastronomic culture. Of all the Greek islands, Crete is one of the most distinctive and beautiful.

Crete is relatively long and narrow, stretching for 160 miles (260 km) on its east-west axis and varying in width from 7.5 to 37 miles (12 to 60 km). The administrative centre is Irákleio (Heraklion; historically Candia), on the north coast. Area of the island is 3,218 square miles (8,336 square km), population is about 630,000.


Crete Airports

There are 3 airports in Crete: the airports of Heraklion and Chania in Crete are proposing regular flights to/from Athens (both trips take about 45 minutes) and Thessaloniki (about 1 hour and a half). The airport of Heraklion also organizes flights to Rhodes, Kos and other Greek islands in summer (1 hour).

These two airports (Heraklion and Chania) also receive charter flights from abroad, mainly from European cities. In the summer time and high season, direct flights are operated as by both Greek airlines, and by other airlines of the Europe & all the world.

Crete Island also has a small airport close to Sitia (Lassithi), which proposes only domestic flights to/from Athens and Karpathos in summer.

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