2. The size and topography of the island
Crete is the largest island of Greece and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. 8,000 square kilometers surface, 260 km length, 1000 kilometers of coastline. It is very mountainous with big variety of landscapes: high mountains, plateaus, canyons, forests, caves, beaches, areas with aromatic herbs, forests of olives, vineyards. In Crete a mountain bike tour can start with the crossing of a mountain with snow and finish with bath on a beach with crystal clear waters..