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Crete - Κρήτη :)

Crete, with a population of 650,000 in year 2005, is one of the 13 regions into which Greece is divided. It forms the largest island in Greece and the second largest (after Cyprus) in the Eastern Mediterranean. The island has an elongated shape : it spans 260 km from east to west and 60 km at its widest, although the island is narrower at certain points, such as in the region close to Ierapetra, where it reaches a width of only 12 km. Crete covers an area of 8,336 km, with a coastline of 1046 km ; to the north it broaches the Sea of Crete (Greek: Κρητικό Πέλαγος); to the south the Libyan Sea (Greek: Λιβυκό Πέλαγος); in the west the Myrtoan Sea, and toward the east the Karpathion Sea. It lies approximately 160 km south of the Greek mainland.

Crete is extremely mountainous, and its character is defined by a high mountain range crossing from west to east, formed by three different groups of mountains. These are:

* the White Mountains or Lefka Ori (2,452 m);
* the Idi Range (Psiloritis (3511′N 2449′E / 35.18N 24.82E / 35.18; 24.82) 2,456 m);
* the Dikti Mountains (2,148 m);
* Kedros (1,777 m);
* Thripti (1,489 m)

These mountains gifted Crete with fertile plateaux, such as Lasithi, Omalos and Nidha; caves, such as Diktaion and Idaion; and gorges, such as the famous gorge of Samaria. The protected area of the Samaria Gorge is the home of kri-kri, while Cretan mountains and gorges are refuges for the endangered vulture Lammergeier (Gypaetus barbatus).

There are a number of rivers on Crete, including the Ieropotamos River on the southern part of the island.
(source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crete )
Stray Animals Of Crete
:: Stray Animals Of Crete ::
Words on the Wall
:: Words on the Wall ::
No Comment
No Comment
Frappe
Frappe
Karfi & Selena
Karfi & Selena
Summer Memories
Summer Memories
Peaceful
Peaceful
Gonies Village
Gonies Village
Plato of Lasithi
Plato of Lasithi
Dikteon Cave
Dikteon Cave
Roof
Roof
Pyrates
Pyrates
Small Ship
Small Ship
Chania old port
Chania old port
Allied War Cemetery at Souda Bay
Allied War Cemetery at Souda Bay
Old Model
Old Model
Heraklion
Heraklion
Venetian Shipyards in Heraklion
Venetian Shipyards in Heraklion
Koules Fortress
Koules Fortress
Heraklion Port
Heraklion Port
Heraklion Town Hall
Heraklion Town Hall
Heraklion Town Hall #2
Heraklion Town Hall #2
Liontaria (lions) square, Heraklion
Liontaria (lions) square, Heraklion
Spinalonga
Spinalonga
Small natural port
Small natural port
Frangokastello
Frangokastello
Blue all over
Blue all over
Elafonisi
Elafonisi
White Sand
White Sand
Elafonisi
Elafonisi
Blue all over
Blue all over
Part of Heraklion fortification
Part of Heraklion fortification
Chania Old Town
Chania Old Town
Chania Old town #2
Chania Old town #2
Balconies
Balconies
Bulwark Sabbionara in the town of Chania
Bulwark Sabbionara in the town of Chania
Old Chania Port Pharos
Old Chania Port Pharos
Minoan Ship Replica
Minoan Ship Replica
Turkish Minaret in Chania Old Town
Turkish Minaret in Chania Old Town
German War Cemetery at Maleme
German War Cemetery at Maleme
Battle of Crete
Battle of Crete
Sunset
Sunset
Smiling
Smiling
Sunset near Rethymno
Sunset near Rethymno
Cats on the boat
Cats on the boat
Goats can climb
Goats can climb
t4%2f04%2f895004%2f4%2f137266702.7Pi5erYB.jpg Prince of the Lilies
Prince of the Lilies
Knossos
Knossos
Elafonisi Beach
Elafonisi Beach
Iraklion Old Port Entrance
Iraklion Old Port Entrance
t4%2f04%2f895004%2f4%2f137672933.xMD3yuiB.jpg
t4%2f04%2f895004%2f4%2f137968405.IoHVEA1t.jpg t4%2f04%2f895004%2f4%2f138189158.Cb8JPL5i.jpg Sunset at Chania
Sunset at Chania
APOSELEMI DAM (Future Lake Aug 2011)
APOSELEMI DAM (Future Lake Aug 2011)
Full moon at Iraklion
Full moon at Iraklion
Full Moon at Knossos
Full Moon at Knossos
Light
Light