Welcome to Crete

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Reality and mythology, traditional and modern. The great combination of all these makes Crete a cosmopolitan centre and one of the most important tourist destinations in Mediterranean. Crete is the largest island of Greece. Its culture, natural beauty and climate, warm summer sun and cool sea combined with its dynamic people have made Crete one of the largest and most modern tourist centres in Greece.


Population 620,000
Currency Euro €1 = 100 cent
Opening hours Shops open around 09.00 and close around 13.30 or 14.00 Monday to Saturday. On Tuesday, Thursday and Friday they are also open from around 18.00 to 21.00. Always closed on Sundays and holidays.

Emergency numbers Police: 100
Fire: 199
Tourist information Heraklion
Papa Aleksandrou E' 16
71 202 Heraklion Crete
+30 2810 246106

Kriari 40 - Megaro Pantheon
73100 Hania
+30 28210 92943