Tips for Holiday in Greece: Crete has a length of 260 kilometres and is 60 kilometres on its widest point and 12 kilometres on its narrowest point (at Ierapetra). Crete covers a total area of 8336 square meters. Crete has a Mediterranean climate: hot, dry summers and a wet winter with often sunny weather, a kind of northern European summer. The coastline of Crete is 1050 kilometres (including all the bays). The highest mountain on Crete is Mount Ida in the Psiloritis mountains. Crete has of three large mountains ranges: Psiloritis has a height of 2456 metres, Lefka Ori 2452 meters and the Oros Dikti is 2148 meters high. Apart from these mountains Crete has many more smaller mountain ranges.
Tourist information Crete: Crete is the southernmost and largest island in Greece and has a Mediterranean climate. Crete is large enough that everyone can find something interesting to do. The island is divided into four regional units: Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion and Lassithi. The westernmost region is Chania. A beautiful region with the most known places to visit: Samaria gorge, the town of Chania and the stunning beaches Balos and Elafonisi. Travelling eastwards follows the region of Rethymnon, with certainly Rethymnon city being worth a visit. Especially the picturesque Venetian harbour and the old Turkish part of the town attract most visitors.