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Crete: glorious beaches,mountain-rimmed gorges and quiet villages.

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Crete is a small universe teaming with beauties and treasures.Admire remnants of brilliant civilizations,explore glorious beaches,impressive mountainscapes,valleys and steep gorges.

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Crete is the largest island in Greece.It is located in the southern part of the Aegean Sea.The island spans 260 km from west to east,is 60 km at its widest point and has a coastline of 1046 km.It is also the most populous island with a population of more than 600.000 people.Heraklion is the largest city and capital.
Crete is mountainous:a high mountain range crosses from west to east.These mountains lavished Crete with valleys(Amari valley),fertile plateaus(Lasithi plateau),caves and gorges(Samaria Gorge).

Geography of Crete.

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The population consists almost entirely of Cretans who speak Greek and belong to the Greek Orthodox Church.
The population has been shifting from rural areas to the three main cities:Irakleio,Chania and Rethimno where nearly half of the island's population now resides.Cretans are known for theit hospitality,vitality and strong bonds between family members.

People of Crete.

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Unemployment is relatively low with a large proportion of the labour force employed in occupations related to tourism.
Tourism has replaced agriculture as the economic mainstay and contributes a large proportion of the gross domestic product.Package tours are very popular for people who prefer to enjoy sunshine and hotel amenities along the coast.

Economy of Crete.

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The island's mountainous range goes from east to west.
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The gorge of Imbros is easier to access than Samaria:walking distance is 8 km.
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