Crete (Greek Κρήτη) is the largest Greek island, the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located 110 km from Europe, 175 km from Asia and 300 km from Africa. Geographically belongs to Europe. Crete is washed by three seas - the Cretan in the north, the Libyan in the south and the Ionian in the west. The administrative center is the city of Heraklion.
The tourist infrastructure of Crete is better than on other islands - Crete is considered one of the most popular European resorts. Tourist attractions in Crete include archaeological sites at Knossos, Malia, Phaistos, Gortyn, etc., the Venetian fortress of Fortezza at Rethymno, the Samaria Gorge, the Lasithi Plateau (English) Russian. and the Diktea Cave, the island of Imeri-Gramvousa with Balos Bay, as well as the unique freshwater lake of Kourna.
In ancient times, Crete was the center of the Minoan civilization, which flourished on the island from about 2600 to 1400 BC. e. and considered the oldest in Europe.
History of Crete
Documentaries, videos and podcasts
March 28, 2020
- LocationLocation refers to an established geographical area or region, as well as the area relative to where something else is. A location can be more or less exact—both geographical grid coordinates and relative areas (x is five miles west of y) are examples of locations.
- GreeceRepublic in southern Europe
- IslandSub-continental land that is surrounded by water