Simply Greek / Aegean Sea

Crete

Greece's largest island, Crete is almost a country in itself. By turns cosmopolitan and traditional, Crete harbours many of Greece's must-see sights: the Minoan palace of Knossos, the blue lagoons of Balos and Elafonissi, and the dramatic Samaria Gorge, Europe’s second biggest canyon. Hidden among these major sights are countless forgotten villages, ancient temples, and rolling sand dunes that you might have all to yourself. 

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area 8,303 km² currency EURO (€) when to go APRIL- OCTOBER
population 620,000 (2011) telephone code COUNTRY: +30 recommended places to see Chania & Rethymno old town
Acharnes traditional village
Spinalonga island & fortress
Samaria Gorge
Elafonissi Crete & Ballos beach
language GREEK gmt +2
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