Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is in the Mediterranean Sea between the Sea of Crete and the Libyan Sea, south of the Peloponnese. Crete is approximately 260 km long and 60 km wide. The island consists of four prefectures: Chania, Rethimno, Heraklion and Lasithi.
Crete, with a population of approximately 650,000, is well known for its seas and beaches but it has a very contrasting landscape. The island goes from fertile coastal plains to rugged mountains and from busy metropolitan cities to very peaceful hillside villages. The signs of the remnants of Roman and Turkish aqueducts and architecture from when these people invaded the island long ago, can capture anyone’s attention, as well as nature’s infrastructure.