Facts about Crete

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The island was first referred as Kaptara. The name Crete appears in Homer's Odyssey.
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It is the biggest island of Greece 8,303 km2
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Total population 623.023.
Density 75 people/km2
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It is considered as the oldest inhabited place of europe
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50% of Crete is higher than 500m of altitude
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Lasithi plateau is the biggest flat area of Crete, altitude 850 meters
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Crete is 260km from east to west.
60Km is the widest part and 12km the most narrow.
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There are more than 200 canyons
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Samaria is one of the biggest canyons in Europe
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There are more than 5000 recorded caves
TheDeepest-CavesGreeceislocatedinCrete44thbiggestcaveintheworld
Gourgouthakas on white mountains is the deepest cave in Greece and 44th worldwide. Depth 1208 meters.
Worldwide there are only 84 cave deeper than 1000 meters
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Most of the rivers have water only after a heavy rain
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The coastline of Crete is 1046 km
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The water is so clear that you can see 40 meters in depth
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In 365 AD an earthquake raised the western part of Crete 9 meters
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There are 34 islands around Crete, bigger than 100 acres.

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Kournas & Agias are the only natural lakes
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Psiloritis the highest mountain of Crete is 2456meters
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The highest point you can ride with bike is 2005meters
Mavra gremna on White Mountains
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Snowfall is common on high mountains from November to May

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Every 1.000 years Crete grows 1 cm higher by the dust that comes from Sahara with south winds
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In south Crete swallows stay all year round
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The distance of Crete from Africa, Asia or Europe is almost the same
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There are approximately 1750 plants...
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...160 of them grow only in Crete
30000000-olive-trees-in-Kreta
Olive trees are more than 30.000.000
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