Crete Map

Useful Crete map, showing the popular holiday island in the Mediterranean Sea.

Detailed Road Map of Crete Greece

Crete Map - Zoomable road map of Crete, largest of the popular Greek Islands, a desirable holiday destination..

Using the buttons on the top left you can 'zoom' and 'pan' to get a detailed street map of Crete and plan your visit to the island. It is also possible to view the towns, villages and resorts of Akrotiri, Chania, Agios Nikolaos, Gazi, Malia, Heraklion, Rethymnon, Mires, Timbaki and Paleochora, you can also view some of the neighbouring islands including Kasos, Naxos, Ios, Milos, Paros, Serifos, Sifnos, Leros and Thira.

The largest of the Greek Islands with an area of 8,260km2, Crete is also the 5th largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Crete is around 260 kilometres long and about 56 kilometres across at its widest point, it has a population of approximately 600,000 and its currency is the euro. Crete has a long and interesting history going back some 8,000 years, with artefacts being found on the island dating from 6,000 BC, it boasts some superb archaeological sites including Knossos Minoan Palace, Fortezza, Malia Minoan Palace, Phaistos and Gortys.

Enjoying a wonderful climate, Crete is the most popular holiday destination in Greece with some 15% of Greece's tourists visiting the island, for beach style holidays, the best time to visit is May to October, winters tend to be mild but wet, and snow often falls on the mountains, summer temperatures can reach the mid-40's. The International Airport for Crete is located east of the capital Heraklion, on the north side of the island, Heraklion is also a major ferry port, with ferry links to a variety of destinations including mainland Greece, Rhodes, Egypt, Thira and Haifa.

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