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Physical characteristics - Location

Coordinates: long: 24.84515 lat : 35.23059
Coordinates (gr,min,sec): long: 24°50'42.5436 lat : 35°13'50.1096
Surface area: 8258.8 km2 (21.748 x Isle of Wight)
Length coastline: 988.6 km
Average height: 488 metre
Length island: 260 km
Maximum width island (estimate): 60 km
Name : Idi 2456 meter (2456 metre)
Orientation island: West - East

Demographic data island

Habited: Yes
Number of inhabitants: 621340
Population density: 74.5 inh/km2
Important places (direction): Chania (NW), Agios Nikolaos (NO)

Naming - Location

Local native name: Kriti - Κρήτη
Country: Greece
Location in Country: South-southeast
Name Periféreia - περιοχή : Region Crete
Name Nomos - Πειραιάς: Regional units: 1) Chania 2) Rethymno 3) Heraklion 4) Lassithi
Main place: Heraklion
Location Main place: North
Sea: Aegean Sea
Distance to main land: 94.3 km
Nearest Country: Greece
Type Rock outcrop: rocky surface
island-Type: island in sea


Topographic islandmap Crete

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Height map of Crete

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Relief: Slope Classes in percentages



Weather at Crete

The weather type in Anogeiabroken cloudsweericoon
Current temperature: 16 degrees Celcius
Precipitation last 3 hours: No precipitation
Wind: 2.1 meter per second (Wind force - bft 2)
Winddirection: South-southwest
Atmospheric pressure: 1016 mb
Humidity: 82 %
Daylength at 17 December 2017:9 hour and 47 minutes
Sunrise: 06:23 Europe/Amsterdam
Sunset: 16:10 Europe/Amsterdam
Weather-page: Crete

Climate: Temperature and Precipitation



Transport on your island-holiday

Directly accessible from Western Europe (The Netherlands) by plane: Yes
International airport present : Yes
Accessible by car: Yes
Distance from Western Europe (The Netherlands) (rough estimate): 3166 km
Ferry connection - Car - Car - with mainland: Yes
Boat Connection - pedestrian - with mainland: Yes
Ferry - Car - connect with another island - Island hopping: Yes
Boat Connection - pedestrian - with another island: Yes
Bicycle facilities: Yes

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Campings at Kreta ?> Hotel 1) Agia Galini
2) Camping Elizabeth
3) Camping Grammeno
4) Camping Hania
5) Camping Kissamos
6) Camping Koutsounari
7) Camping Mithimna
8) Camping Nopigia
9) Sisi Camping
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