Crete is the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (8,336 square kilometers). Total living on the island only 601,159 inhabitants. This corresponds to an average population density of only 72 inhabitants per square kilometer. The island is the southernmost point of continental Europe and has over 300 days of sunshine beside Cyprus the sunniest and driest climate in Europe. The beaches are excellent with numerous blue flags as the cleanest of the continent. The quality of life is also characterized by the low crime rate. Crete fascinated by the diversity: the Mediterranean and the mountains, This tourist regions and isolated mountain villages. Herrvorragende cuisine and wines delight every palate and makes your stay a pleasure.
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