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Information about Crete
5th largest island in the Mediterranean sea, most southern point of Europe.
The largest of the Greek Aegean islands, divided into 4 prefectures: Hania, Rethymnon, Heraklion and Lassithi (with Agios Nikolaos as capital).
Economy: Agriculture: Olives and olive oil, wine and raisins, fruits and vegetables, animal breeding, especially sheep and goats.

Tourism:  Individual and mass tourism are fully developed. Everything from 5 star luxury hotels to rental rooms and camping sites is available.
Season from March to November.

"We the Cretans love our island passionately and follow the spirit, which arose from the epoch of the lovers in the Minoan times and developed over the centuries under the eternal influence of other peoples, like Dorians, Egyptians, Byzantinians, Arabs, Venetians, Turks... This spirit goes beyond the boundaries of the term "culture". You can find it in the sound of our folk song "Rizitiko", in the motive of an antique pottery, in the movements of a shepherd tending his herd in the mountains, in the smell of the herb "Diktamos", in the eyes of a priest, who holds a service alone in his chapel with a gun in his belt..."
 (Translation. after Nikos Karellis in "Kreta" in 1994)

Traffic and Transport: The island is reachable by ferry-boat and plane. In summer and winter daily several boat and plane connections from and to different destinations on Crete.
Airports at Heraklion and Hania, ferries to Heraklion, Hania, Rethymnon and Agios Nikolaos,
Roads: National highway along the northern coast of Crete from Hania to Heraklion. 
From Heraklion to Agios Nikolaos the national road leads through several villages.
From the northern coast to the southern parts of the island there are several roads. No continuous road along all the south coast, but from Agia Galini to Pirgos.
Travel on the island The backbone of all passenger transportation on Crete are the public bus lines of KTEL. There are coach services, taxi-cabs and cars. Rental cars and motorcycles everywhere available.
Transport  of goods on the island by truck.

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