Crete

Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, and the fifth-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica. Crete and a number of surrounding islands and islets constitute the region of Crete. The capital and the largest city is Heraklion.

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Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos (Saint as it is called by most Cretan), is the capital of the Prefecture of Lasithi and is located on the North coast of Crete, on the West side of the Gulf of Mirabello.

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The immense Palm forest of Vai

The Palm forest of Vai in Crete, in the Prefecture of Lasithi. At the eastern edge of Crete seafront, namely Cretan shores of the Karpathian sea, just north of the village of Palekastro and at a distance of about 20 km from Sitia.

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Spinalonga

The island of Spinalonga (Greek: Σπιναλόγκα), officially known as Kalydon (Καλυδών), is located in the Gulf of Elounda in north-eastern Crete, in Lasithi, next to the town of Plaka.

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Ierapetra

Ierapetra is in southeast Crete, in an extremely strategic position controlling the south coast of Crete and the Libyan Sea.

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Gavdos

The most southerly part of Europe, Gavdos is worth a visit if only for curiosity value. The 40 inhabitants of the island live isolated, the villages are abondoned.

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Chrisi

Chrissi, an island 7km long with a maximum width of 2 km, is located 8 nautical miles south of the most southern town in Europe, Ierapetra Crete. The shores of Chrissi surrounded by the Mediterranean's Libyan sea.

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Heraklion

Heraklion is the 4th largest city in Greece, and has the largest harbour in Crete, as well as the largest airport. Heraklion airport is also known as Nikos kazantzakis international airport, having taken the name of the most famous author of Crete abroad.

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Chania

Chania is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania regional unit. It lies along the north coast of the island, about 70 km (43 mi) west of Rethymno and 145 km (90 mi) west of Heraklion.

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