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Crete

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Crete is the biggest Greek island, situated between the Aegean and Libyan sea.

Boat trip along Kalivon Kefalas Georgopolis - panoramio (13)


the island of Crete

Dolphin Mural Knossos

Name[edit | edit source]

Crete

Geographic position[edit | edit source]

Crete is the biggest Greek island, situated between the Aegean and Libyan sea

Population[edit | edit source]

It counts 623.065 (2011) inhabitants and the main city is Candia.

Nationality (Demonym)[edit | edit source]

Cretans are citizens of Greece.

Flag/seal[edit | edit source]

Blue and white with 9 stripes and a cross. Greek Flag on Crete

Celebrations[edit | edit source]

The Cretans love to have parties. The most important holiday celebration is Easter.

Landmarks[edit | edit source]

The Palace of Knossos is much appreciated.

Places to visit (for entertainment and fun)[edit | edit source]

Cuisine[edit | edit source]

Typical dishes are feta (the most famous Greek cheese), moussaka (a savory baked pie with eggplants and meat) and souvlaki (grilled meat skewer).

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