Travel TipsCrete is the largest and most populous island in Greece. Crete is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece, famous for its beaches and ancient ruins. Around 5 million tourists travel to Crete each year. Crete bounds the southern border of the Aegean Sea, with the Sea of Crete to the north and the Libyan Sea to the south. Crete has a population of 650,000 and Heraklion is its capital and largerst city. Other notable cities are Chania, Rethymno, Ierapetra, Sitia and Agios Nikolaos.
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