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  Explore Crete, the guide about real Crete
Crete Maps, maps of Crete and the main towns in Crete
The Flora of Crete, plants and flowers of Crete
The Battle of Crete, the chronicle of the Battle of Crete
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  Kreta, de stranden, de natuur en de dorpjes in foto's en films, Crete, the beaches, the nature and the villages in ...
Long and mountainous, it marks the southern boundaries of the Aegean Sea, holding back the contents of the rain-clouds that might have otherwise attempted to venture further north, as well as acting as a giant break-water for the southern Aegean as a whole.
Crete is also an island of great strategic importance, and as a result the island is littered with the remains of all the great powers from the region, and it appears to have been the power-base of the earliest of them all, the bronze age Minoan civillization.
When you visit Crete you MUST rent a bike or a car, because if you don't you are missing out on a lot.
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  Crete - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Crete was the center of the Minoan civilization (ca.
Crete is one of the 13 regions of Greece.
To the north Crete borders with the Sea of Crete (Greek: Κρητικό Πέλαγος), to the south it is bordered by the Libyan Sea (Greek: Λιβυκό Πέλαγος), to the west the Myrtoon Sea, to the east the Karpathion Sea.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crete   (1205 words)

Crete is an island which forms a southern boundary to the Aegean Sea, and lies southeast of Greece.
Crete is 156 miles long, seven to thirty-five miles wide, and 3,189 square miles in area.
Crete is centrally located, but very little was known of its history prior to the Greek period.
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 Battle of Crete
Crete was the scene of the largest German Airborne operation of the war, and the first time in history that an island had been taken by airborne assault.
The people of Crete also suffered savage punitive reprisals for their fighting and resistance and thousands of civilians were randomly executed, while entire communities were burned and destroyed by the Nazi invaders.
While the struggle for western Crete was raging, German reconnaissance planes reported that a few British planes had returned to Iraclion airfield on May 23, and that reinforcements were arriving by sea in the eastern part of the island.
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 History of Minoan Crete
The island of Crete is located in the center of the eastern Mediterranean at the crossroads of Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Crete's largest modern town is Heraklion (35° 20' latitude, 25° 08' longitude) and its landscape oscillates between tall, rugged mountains, gentle slopes, and plateaus, which are framed by the Aegean coast line to the North, and the Lybian Sea to the south.
The temperate climate of Crete with its short, mild winters and its dry, warm summers, along with the fertility of the Cretan plains produces sufficient food supplies to support an affluent local population, and for exports.
www.ancient-greece.org /history/minoan.html   (2135 words)

 Crete - Dilos Holiday World
Crete, a mountainous island, the largest of the Greek islands, lies south of the Aegean Sea, a link between Asia Africa and Europe.
To the south it is bordered by the Libyan Sea, to the west the Myrtoon Sea, to the east the Karpathion Sea and to the north the Sea of Crete.
At the same time the island paid a heavy price because of its strategic position and was repeatedly invaded and periodically conquered, which contributed to the destruction of the existing civilization, the lowering of living standards and the subsequent misery of the inhabitants.
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Crete was one of the first regions of the Greek world to accept Christianity, with Titus as their bishop.
Crete is a huge island with a large mountain rage, Mount Ida. It is divided into four departments, those of Chania, Rethymnon, Heraklion, and Lassithi with 20 provinces, 570 communities and 1447 villages.
Crete is believed to have been inhabited since the period (6th millennium BC) The Neolithic was followed by the Bronze age, which English archeologist, Arthur Evans in the early 1900's, who excavated the palace at Knossos, called "Minoan" after the legendary king of Crete, Minos.
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 Introduction to Crete
Crete is one of the 13 regions of Greece.
Crete is divided to four prefectures (Hania, Rethymnon, Heraklion and Lassithi) and 70 municipalities.
Crete was occupied at 67 BC by the Romans.
www.interkriti.org /intro.htm   (2741 words)

 CRETE WEB - History - Crete the island of dreams, tour, transportation, history, geography, weather, restaurants, ...
Crete was a strategic point in the eastern Mediterranean and one that the Roman Empire needed.
Crete was necessary to the Venetians as a cross-road for their commercial interests in the East.
In December, the Greek flag was raised at the Firkas fortress in Chania, with Venizelos and King Constantine in attendance, and Crete was unified with mainland Greece.
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 Crete travel guide - Wikitravel
Crete (Greek: Κρήτη / Kriti, occasionally spelled "Krete" in English) is the largest of the Greek islands and is located between the Sea of Crete and the Libyan Sea, south of the Peloponnese.
Crete was the centre of the Minoan civilisation, a literate and highly artistic Bronze Age culture, the island bearing witness to their achievements in the form of palaces, tombs and sacred sites.
Crete, with a population of approximately 500,000, is not just sun, sea and sand; it is a quite distinct place full of vitality, warmth, hospitality, culture and of course an excellent infrastructure.
wikitravel.org /en/Crete   (2288 words)

The island of Crete (Crete map) is located in the center of the eastern Mediterranean at the crossroads of Africa, Asia, and Europe.
Crete's largest modern town is Heraklion (35° 20' latitude, 25° 08' longitude) and its landscape oscillates between tall, rugged mountains, gentle slopes, and plateaus, which are framed by the Aegean coast line to the North, and the Lybian Sea to the south.
Crete is not merely a place to go for a visit; it is a place you go to live life to its fullest.
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It is a personal tribute by a Western Australian survivor of the battles on Crete in May 1941 to the heroism of the Cretan people and a bond that time and distance cannot break.
Crete remained occupied by Axis forces to the end of the war.
Unit histories of the New Zealand units that served on Crete were published in the 1950s and 1960s by the War History Branch, New Zealand, as part of the Official history of New Zealand in the Second World War 1939-45.
www.awm.gov.au /atwar/crete.htm   (1545 words)

 Holidays in Crete - Crete-Holiday.Net
In western Crete, the Lefka Ori or White Mountains occupy a large area within the prefecture of Chania and contain more than 40 peaks over 2,000 meters high.
Crete is well known for the Cretan goat, otherwise called which is found mainly in the Gorge of Samaria.
The archaeological excavations, which have brouth to light many a wall paintings of the , testify to the view that this animal was worshiped on the island during antiquity.
www.creteisland.gr /english/index.html   (425 words)

 Crete - Worldworx Travel guide information, photography and email
Crete belongs to Greece and is the largest of all the Greek islands.
Crete has year round sunshine and boasts daily temperatures during July and August of up to 35-40°C. It is perhaps the Greek island with the biggest variety of activities and different terrains, due mostly to it's large size.
Nearby Santorini Island is volcanic and it is not unknown for the odd earthquake to occur in it's sisterly cousin of Crete.
www.worldworx.tv /crete/index.htm   (382 words)

 Crete Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Steeped in Homeric history and culture, scented by wild fennel and basil, Crete spoils visitors with its wealth of myths, legends and history, a blessed and dramatic landscape, an extraordinary fusion of past and present, and an abundance of choices and experiences.
Crete is a major producer of olive oil, with an estimated 34 million olive trees - which works out to 62 olive trees for every man, woman and child.
Crete also claims to have the oldest living olive tree, though two trees - each over 2000 years old - on either side of the island vie for the title.
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/europe/greece/crete   (335 words)

 Crete, Greek Mythology Link - www.maicar.com
Crete is the large island in the Mediterranean Sea, southeast of Greece.
The three brothers emigrated from Arcadia to Crete, and it is said that the city Gortyna was named after Gortys 2, and Cydonia after Cydon 1.
At his return from Troy, however, he was prevented to land on the Crete, or driven out of the island by the usurper Leucus 1.
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 Crete, IL
Located just south of Cook County, Crete grew alongside the wagon road known as Vincennes or Hubbard's Trail, later the route of the Dixie Highway and Illinois Route 1.
Due mainly to families associated with the Congregational Church, Crete was a key stopping point on the Underground Railroad, and strong abolitionist sentiment led to a large enlistment for the Civil War.
The population grew from 760 in 1900 to 2,298 in 1950 and 7,346 in 2000.
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org /pages/351.html   (371 words)

 Akrotiri - Dilos Holiday World
This theory was borne in Crete when he was digging a Minoan villa at Amnissos, the harbor town of Knossos.
While excavating, he was struck by the extent of the violence that must have been responsible for the destruction of the building.
It was then that the idea occurred to him that what destroyed the villa, and in fact the palaces of Minoan Crete, was not a mere earthquake but the eruption of the volcano of Santorini.
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 Greece Travel: Crete
Crete is spectacular and if you take the time to get to know it, you will probably return.
There is a boat from the Peloponessos to Kastelli in western Crete but finding the schedule for this one is tough and unless you happen to be in the Peloponessos not very practical.
The west coast of Crete is along with the southeast coast the least developed coastline on the island.
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 Crete Holidays for a different holiday on the island of Crete.
Crete Holidays for a different holiday on the island of Crete.
Crete Holidays was found because we felt the need existed that the individual holiday maker on Crete would need more freedom in creating and booking his/her ideal version of a holiday.
We therefore focus on finding secluded, unspoiled hideaways on Crete where one can travel to in their own pace without having to be part of mass tourism.
www.crete-holidays.net /index_home_eng.html   (546 words)

 About Crete - General Information In Crete
Crete is situated in the south of Greece.
Crete is a different world compared to other parts of Greece.
Crete is a place with its own tradition, its own character and its own dialect.
www.ellada.net /crete-info   (191 words)

 Crete Greece Crete Hotels, Crete Hotel Accommodation, Car Rental, Travel Agencies, Island of Crete Map (Kreta)
Near Rethymnon Town, and in Adele, Bali, Episkopi, Gerani, Panormos and Platanes on the northern coast of the Rethymnon Prefecture, and Agia Gal i ni, Agios Georgios, Agios Pavlos, Ammoudi, Damnoni, Plakias, Preveli, Rodakino and Triopetra on the southern coast of the Rethymnon Prefecture.
In addition, the less verdant areas (the eastern side and southern coast of Crete) are also drier and warmer than the areas that have a lot of vegetation (the western side and the northern coast of Crete).
Average temperatures from November to March range between 10 °C and 14°C. Spring in Crete is wonderful, as all of nature blossoms, the island fills with leafy hills and the temperatures range from mid teens to low 20s.
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 Crete   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A Dorian town of ancient Crete established in the 8th cent BCE, in the district of Rethymnon (Axos Mylopotamou).
An ancient city of Crete, in the administrative division of Lasithi (Palaiokastron Sitea), between Praesos and Itanos One of the cities of Crete that were appointed to give hospitality to foreigners.
Ancient city of central Crete, in the administrative division of Herakleion (Rotasi Monofatsiou) in the archaic and Hellenistic era.
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 Villas in Crete and houses by CreteTravel.com
From our selection of special places in Crete, these are fine villas, traditional houses - all different and each with its own character.
MALADES: Is one of the agricultural centres of Crete.
Heraklion, Knosssos and the road to so many of Crete's historic sites and attractions are near and the city or beaches are a 20 minute drive.
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 Amazon.com: Crete: The Battle and the Resistance (History and Warfare): Books: Antony Beevor   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Crete was a campaign unique in many respects, not the least of which was its ferocity.
The fight for Crete can be summarized as one long series of mistakes, by both sides, and it was the Greek civilians that were left to pay.
This is a splendidly-written account of the British Campaign in Greece and Crete in 1941, and to a lesser extent, of the resistance to the Germans during the occupation.
www.amazon.com /Crete-Battle-Resistance-History-Warfare/dp/0813320801   (2236 words)

 Crete/Krete photos   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As I was preparing for my trip to Crete I did something I rarely did.
In fact, there was nothing in my research to suggest that anyone held the people of Crete in any kind of competent.
Crete is a very beautiful island and you should spend at least two weeks exploring it in order to get a good feel for it.
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