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Crete Periphery
Περιφέρεια Κρήτης
Location of Crete Periphery in Greece
 
Country: Flag of Greece Greece
Capital: Heraklion
Prefectures: Chania
Heraklion
Lasithi
Rethymno
Population: 623,666

(2005) Crete is a large island belonging to the nation of Greece. ... Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Map of Greek periphery File links The following pages link to this file: Crete Categories: GFDL images ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... For other uses, see Heraklion (disambiguation). ... Greece consists of 13 administrative regions known as Peripheries of Greece, which are further subdivided into 51 prefectures (nomoi, singular - nomos, Greek: νομοί, νομός)): See also List of the prefectures of Greece by area List of the prefectures of Greece by population density List of the prefectures of Greece by population External... Chania prefecture is one of the four prefectures of Crete, Greece. ... Heraklion (Greek Ηράκλειο - Irákleio or Iráklio), also Heraklio is a prefecture of Greece, one of the four prefectures of Crete. ... Lasithi (Greek: Λασίθι) is a prefecture of Greece on the island of Crete. ... Rethymno (IPA ) (Greek Ρέθυμνο) is a prefecture in the island of Crete, Greece. ...

Area: 8,336 km² (3,219 sq.mi.)
Density: 75 /km² (194 /sq.mi.)
Website: www.crete-region.gr

Crete (Greek: Κρήτη, classical transliteration Krētē, modern transliteration Kríti) is one of the thirteen peripheries of Greece. It is also the largest of the Greek islands at 8,336 km² (3,219 square miles) and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean. This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... There are several methods for the romanization of Greek, especially depending whether the language written with Greek letters is Ancient Greek or Modern Greek and whether a phonetic transcription or a graphemic transliteration is intended. ... The peripheries (περιφέρειες) are the subnational divisions of Greece. ... This is a list of some of the 3000 islands of Greece: Chrysi Crete Dia Euboea Gavdos Koufonisi Ydra The Cyclades Amorgos Anafi Andros Antiparos Anydro Delos Donoussa Folegandros Gyaros Ios Irakleia Kea Keros Kimolos Kithnos Makronisos Milos Mykonos (Mikonos) Naxos Paros Pholegandros Santorini (also called Thira) Serifos Sifnos Sikinos... This is a list of islands in the Mediterranean Sea: // == Australia is the biggest island!! == This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... Mediterranean redirects here. ...


Crete is a location of significant ancient history and a popular tourist destination; its attractions include the Minoan sites of Knossos and Phaistos, the classical site of Gortys, the Venetian castle at Rethymno, and the Samaria Gorge, as well as many other natural sites, monuments, and beaches. Crete was the centre of the Minoan civilization (ca. 2600–1400 BC), the oldest form of Greek and hence European civilization. For centuries it was known by its Italian name Candia, from the medieval name of its capital Heraklion, Chandax (Greek: Χάνδαξ or Χάνδακας, "moat"). In Classical Latin it was called Creta and in Turkish Kandiye or Girit. Tourist redirects here. ... The Minoan civilization was a bronze age civilization which arose on the island of Crete. ... A portion of Arthur Evans reconstruction of the Minoan palace at Knossos. ... Map of Minoan Crete Phaistos (Greek: Φαιστός, Mycenaean: PA-I-TO), also transliterated as Phaestos, Festos and Phaestus was an ancient city on the island of Crete. ... Gortyn (Greek Γορτυς/Gortys, also Γορτύν/Gortun or Γόρτυνα/Gortuna) is a town in the Greek island of Crete, 45 km away from the capital Heraklion. ... Rethymno (IPA ), also Rethimno, Rethymnon, Réthymnon, and Rhíthymnos) (Greek: Ρέθυμνο, in Turkish Resmo), a city of approximately 40,000 people, is the capital of Rethymno Prefecture in the island of Crete. ... Categories: Greece geography stubs | Crete ... The Minoan civilization was a bronze age civilization which arose on the island of Crete. ... (Redirected from 26th century BCE) (27th century BC - 26th century BC - 25th century BC - other centuries) (4th millennium BC - 3rd millennium BC - 2nd millennium BC) Events 2900 - 2334 BC – Mesopotamian wars of the Early Dynastic period. ... Central New York City. ... Classical Latin is the language used by the principal exponents of that language in what is usually regarded as classical Latin literature. ...

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History

Main article: History of Crete
Typical summer landscape of Crete
Typical summer landscape of Crete

The first human settlement on the island, dating to the aceramic Neolithic, introduced cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, and dogs, as well as domesticated cereals and legumes. Crete was the center of Europe's most ancient civilization; the Minoan. Little is known about the rise of ancient Cretan society, as very limited written records remain, and many are written in the undecipherable script known as Linear A. This contrasts with the superb houses, palaces, roads, paintings and sculptures that do remain. Early Cretan history is replete with legends such as those of King Minos, Theseus, Minotaur, Daedalus and Icarus passed on orally via poets such as Homer. Crete was involved in the Mithridatic Wars, initially repelling an attack by Roman general Marcus Antonius Creticus in 71 BC. Nevertheless a ferocious three-year campaign soon followed under Quintus Caecilius Metellus, equipped with three legions, and Crete was finally conquered by Rome in 69 BC, earning for Metellus the title "Creticus". Gortyn was made capital of the island, and Crete became a Roman province, along with Cyrenaica. Crete or Candia in 1861 // Little is known about the rise of ancient Cretan society, because very few written records remain, and many of them are written in the undeciphered script known as Linear A. This contrasts with the superb palaces, houses, roads, paintings and sculptures that do remain. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 232 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Typical landscape of Crete Source: Own photo. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 232 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Description: Typical landscape of Crete Source: Own photo. ... For general information about the genus, including other species of cattle, see Bos. ... Sheep redirects here. ... For other uses of the term, see goat (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Pig (disambiguation). ... Trinomial name Canis lupus familiaris The dog (Canis lupus familiaris) is a domestic subspecies of the wolf, a mammal of the Canidae family of the order Carnivora. ... Grain redirects here. ... This article is about the fruit of the plants also called legumes. For the plants themselves, see Fabaceae . ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... The Minoan civilization was a bronze age civilization which arose on the island of Crete. ... Linear A incised on tablets found in Akrotiri, Santorini. ... Crete, sometimes spelled Krete (Greek Κρήτη / Kriti) is the largest of the Greek islands and the fifth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. ... For other uses, see Minos (disambiguation). ... Theseus (Greek ) was a legendary king of Athens, son of Aethra, and fathered by Aegeus and Poseidon, with whom Aethra lay in one night (By some accounts, this was presented as a rape). ... This article is about the mythological monster. ... Daedalus and Icarus, by Charles Paul Landon, 1799 (Musée des Beaux-Arts et de la Dentelle, Alençon) In Greek mythology, Daedalus (Latin, also Hellenized Latin Daedalos, Greek Daidalos (Δαίδαλος) meaning cunning worker, and Etruscan Taitle) was a most skillful artificer, so skillful that he was said to have invented... Icarus and Daedalus by Frederic Leighton The Fall of Icarus (detail), by Pieter Brueghel, 1558: Icarus is seen flailing in the water, but is ignored Daedalus launches Icarus off the ledge. ... This article is about the Greek poet Homer and the works attributed to him. ... There were three Mithridatic Wars between Rome and Pontus in the first century BC. They are named for Mithridates VI who was King of Pontus at the time, and a famous enemy of Rome. ... Marcus Antonius Creticus (lived 1st century BC) was a Roman politician, member of the Antonius family. ... The Caecilii Metellii was one of the most important and wealthiest families in the Roman Republic. ... Inheritance regulations, fragment of the 11th column of the Law Code of Gortyn, Louvre This article is about the ancient city in Crete; another place with the same name is Gortyna, Arcadia. ... The Roman Empire ca. ...


Crete was under Byzantine empire's, control when it fell into at hands of Iberian Muslims[1] led by Abo Hafs Omer Al-Baloty,[1] who established an emirate on the island.[1] In 960 Nicephorus Phocas reconquered the island [1] and held it under Byzantine control till 1204, when it fell into the hands of the Venetians at the time of the Fourth Crusade. During Venice's rule, - more than 4 centuries long - Renaissance swept through the island as it's evident by the plethora of artistic works dating that period. The most notable offsprings of Cretan renaissance were El Greco and Vitsentzos Kornaros. In 1669 after a 21 year long siege Candia fell to Ottoman empire. Byzantine redirects here. ... Nicephorus II Phocas, Byzantine emperor 963-969, belonged to a Cappadocian family which had produced several distinguished generals. ... Borders of the Republic of Venice in 1796 Capital Venice Language(s) Venetian, Latin, Italian Religion Roman Catholic Government Republic Doge  - 1789–97 Ludovico Manin History  - Established 697  - Treaty of Zara June 27, 1358  - Treaty of Leoben April 17, 1797 * Traditionally, the establishment of the Republic is dated to 697. ... Belligerents Crusaders Holy Roman Empire Republic of Venice Montferret Champagne Blois Amiens ÃŽle-de-France Saint-Pol Burgundy Flanders Balkans Byzantine Empire Kingdom of Hungary Croatia Dalmatia Commanders Otto IV Boniface I Theobald I Lois I Alexios V Doukas Isaac II Angelos Alexios III Angelos Emeric I The Fourth Crusade... This article is about the European Renaissance of the 14th-17th centuries. ... For the Vangelis album, see El Greco (album). ... Vitsentzos Kornaros (1553-1617) was a 16th century Cretan poet who wrote the lengthy poem Erotokritos, dealing with themes such as love, honour, friendship and courage. ... The Siege of Candia (modern Heraklion, Crete) (1647-1669) was possibly the longest siege in history. ... Motto دولت ابد مدت Devlet-i Ebed-müddet (The Eternal State) Anthem Ottoman imperial anthem Borders in 1683, see: list of territories Capital Söğüt (1299–1326) Bursa (1326–1365) Edirne (1365–1453) Ä°stanbul (1453–1922) Government Monarchy Sultans  - 1281–1326 (first) Osman I  - 1918–22 (last) Mehmed VI Grand Viziers  - 1320...


Cretan participation in the Greek War of Independence was extensive. Uprising by Christians were met with fierce response from the Ottoman authorities who several times executed bishops, regarded as ringleaders. Between 1821 and 1828, the island was the scene of repeated hostilities. Crete eventually was left out of the modern Greek state by the London Protocol of 1830, and soon it was yielded to Egyptian Khedivate by the Ottoman sultan. Egyptian rule was short-lived and sovereignty was returned to the Ottoman Empire by the Treaty of London on July 3, 1840. Combatants Greek revolutionaries United Kingdom France Russian Empire  Ottoman Empire Egyptian Khedivate Commanders Theodoros Kolokotronis Alexander Ypsilanti Georgios Karaiskakis Omer Vryonis Mahmud Dramali Pasha ReÅŸid Mehmed Pasha Ibrahim Pasha. ... London Protocol is a name used to describe several different documents. ... The history of Egypt under the Muhammad Ali Pasha dynasty was a period of rapid reform and modernization that led to Egypt becoming one of the most developed states outside of Europe. ... is the 184th day of the year (185th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1840 is a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

Greece and Crete
Greece and Crete

Several more Christian uprisings between 1833 and 1897 took place, granting eventually in 1898, Crete a complex autonomous state under Ottoman suzerainty, nevertheless garrisoned by an international military force, and with a High Commissioner provided by Greece. During these years Cretan volunteers played an important role in the Greek struggle for Macedonia and in Balkan wars, forming highly acclaimed army bands. Finally, in the aftermath of Balkan wars Crete joined Greece on 1 December 1913. Muslim presence in the island started with the Arab but was cemented by the Ottoman conquest. Many natives albeit sharing a Greek language, culture and ancestry as the Christians, converted either voluntarily or forcefully to islam thus regarded by the rest as Turks. It must be noted that many Cretan Muslims didn't even know Turkish something evident especially to those who fled to Syria during the turmoil in the island. Contemporary estimates vary, but on the eve of the Greek War of Independence a minority of not more than 40% may have been Muslim. Many amongst them were crypto-Christians who converted back to Christianity in the years to come while many others fled Crete because of the unrest, settling in Turkey, Rhodes, Syria and else were. By 1900, 11% of the population was Muslim. Those remaining were forced to leave in 1924 as part of the Population exchange between Greece and Turkey. Map of Crete. ... Map of Crete. ... The Greek Struggle for Macedonia 1904-1908 (in Greek language: Μακεδονικός Αγῶν, Macedonian Struggle) is how the Greeks describe their military conflicts against the Bulgarians (VMRO) and the Turkish forces in Ottoman occupied Macedonia during the first decade of the 20th century. ... Combatants  Ottoman Empire Balkan League: Bulgaria Greece Serbia Montenegro Commanders Ottoman Empire: Nizam PaÅŸa, Zeki PaÅŸa, Esat PaÅŸa, Abdullah PaÅŸa, Ali Rıza PaÅŸa Bulgaria: Vladimir Vazov, Vasil Kutinchev, Nikola Ivanov, Radko Dimitriev Greece:Crown Prince Constantine, Panagiotis Danglis, Pavlos Kountouriotis Serbia:Radomir Putnik, Petar... is the 335th day of the year (336th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1913 (MCMXIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Cretan Muslims (Greek: Τουρκοκρητικοί Turkokritiki) were a religious group of Crete that came about as a consequence of the Ottoman rule on the island between 1645-1908 (see below for clarifications on the dates), principally through conversions of local Cretan Greeks to Islam. ... Crypto-Christianity commonly refers to the secret practice of the Christian religion, usually while attempting to camouflage it as another faith or observing the rituals of another religion publically. ... Cartoon depicting a Turk and a Greek arguing over the exchange. ...


During World War II, the island of Crete was the scene of the famous Battle of Crete where in May 1941, German paratroopers, meeting fierce resistance by the locals and the British Commonwealth force -commanded by General Sir Bernard Freyberg- sustained almost 7,000 casualties, subsequently forcing Adolf Hitler to forbade further large scale airborne operations during the war. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... Combatants Greece United Kingdom New Zealand Australia Nazi Germany Kingdom of Italy Commanders Bernard Freyberg Kurt Student Strength United Kingdom: 15,000 Greece: 11,000 Australia: 7,100 New Zealand: 6,700 Total: 40,000 (10,000 without fighting capacity[2]) Germany: 14,000 paratroopers 15,000 mountain troopers 280... The Commonwealth of Nations as of 2007 Headquarters Marlborough House, London, UK Official languages English Membership 53 sovereign states Leaders  -  Queen Elizabeth II  -  Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma Appointed 24 November 2007 Establishment  -  Balfour Declaration 18 November 1926   -  Statute of Westminster 11 December 1931   -  London Declaration 28 April 1949  Area  -  Total... The Rt Hon. ... Hitler redirects here. ...


Geography

Crete
Κρήτη

Cretan ports of entry for yachts
Geography
Coordinates: 35° N 24° E
Total Isles: 25
Area:[2] 8,336 km² (3,219 sq.mi.)
Highest Mountain: Mt. Psiloreitis (2,456 m (8,058 ft))
Government
Flag of Greece Greece
Periphery: Crete
Prefecture: Chania
Heraklion
Lasithi
Rethymno
Capital: Heraklion
Statistics
Population: 623,666 (as of 2005)
Density: 75 /km² (194 /sq.mi.)
Postal Code: 72x xx, 70x xx, 71x xx, 73x xx, 740 55, 74x xx
Area Code: 284 x0, 2810, 289x0, 282x0, 28310, 283x0
License Code: AN, HK, HP, XN, PE
Website
www.crete-region.gr

Crete 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 East Mediterranean, with a population of 650,000 (2005). 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 km², 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. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Map of Greek periphery File links The following pages link to this file: Crete Categories: GFDL images ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Greece. ... Chania prefecture is one of the four prefectures of Crete, Greece. ... Heraklion (Greek Ηράκλειο - Irákleio or Iráklio), also Heraklio is a prefecture of Greece, one of the four prefectures of Crete. ... Lasithi (Greek: Λασίθι) is a prefecture of Greece on the island of Crete. ... Rethymno (IPA ) (Greek Ρέθυμνο) is a prefecture in the island of Crete, Greece. ... For other uses, see Heraklion (disambiguation). ... The Sea of Crete (Greek: Κρητικό Πέλαγος Kritiko Pelagos) is the sea south of the Aegean Sea, north of the island Crete, and south of the Cyclades. ... The Myrtoan Sea is often unmarked on modern maps. ...


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:

These mountains gifted Crete with fertile plateaus, 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). Lefka Ori (it means White Mountains in greek) or “Madares” is a mountain located in West Crete, in Chania and Rethymno prefectures. ... Mount Ida, known variously as Idha, Ídhi, Idi and now Psiloritis, is a mountain in Crete. ... Categories: Greece geography stubs | Crete ... Trinomial name Capra aegagrus creticus (Schinz, 1838) The Kri-kri (Capra aegagrus creticus), sometimes called the Cretan goat, Agrimi, or Cretan Ibex, is a subspecies of Wild Goat. ... Binomial name Gypaetus barbatus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Lammergeier or Bearded Vulture, Gypaetus barbatus, is an Old World vulture, the only member of the genus Gypaetus. ...


There are a number of rivers on Crete including the Ieropotamos River on the southern part of the island.


Climate

Crete straddles two climatic zones, the Mediterranean and the North African, mainly falling within the former ; as such, the climate in Crete is primarily temperate. The atmosphere can be quite humid, depending on the proximity to the sea, while winter is fairly mild. Snowfall is common on the mountains between November and May, but rare at the low lying areas - especially near the coast when it only stays on the ground for a few minutes/hours. However, a truly exceptional cold snap swept the island in February 2004, during which period the whole island was blanketed with snow. During the Cretan summer, average temperatures reach the high 20s-low 30s (Celsius), with maxima touching the upper 30s to mid 40s.


The south coast, including the Messara plain and Asterousia mountains, falls in the North African climatic zone, and thus enjoys significantly more sunny days and high temperatures throughout the year. In southern Crete date palms bear fruit and swallows remain year-long, without migrating to Africa. Binomial name L. The Date Palm (Phoenix dactylifera) is a palm in the genus Phoenix, extensively cultivated for its edible fruit. ... Genera Many, see text. ... A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ...


Cretan Culture

For centuries Crete has held intact its own distinctive rich and proud culture. Cretan Greek has been maintained as the spoken language, and Cretan wine is a traditional drink. The Island is known for the Music of Crete, and there are many indigenous dances to the Island, the most noted of which is probably the Pentozali. Cretan Greek (Cretan dialect, Greek: Κρητική διάλεκτος or Kritika Κρητικά) is a dialect of the Greek language, spoken by more than half a million people in Crete and several thousands in the diaspora. ... Cretan wine has a long history. ... History (Timeline and Samples) Genres: Classical music -Folk - Hip hop - Jazz - Rock Regional styles Aegean Islands - Arcadia - Argos - Athens - Crete - Cyclades - Dodecanese Islands - Epirus - Ionian Islands - Lesbos - Macedonia - Peloponnesos - Thessaloniki - Thessaly - Thrace - Cyprus Crete is an island that is a SMALL part of Greece. ...


Economy

The economy of Crete, which was mainly based on farming, began to change visibly during the 1970s. While an emphasis remains on farming and stock breeding, due to the climate and terrain of the island, there has been a drop in manufacturing and an observable expansion in its service industries (mainly tourism-related). All three sectors of the Cretan economy (agriculture, processing-packaging, services), are directly connected and interdependent. The island has a per capita income close to 100% of the Greek average, while unemployment is at approximately 4%, half of that of the country overall. As in other regions of Greece, olive growing is also a significant industry; a small amount of citrons are still cultivated on the island. Binomial name L. 19th century illustration The Olive (Olea europaea) is a species of small tree in the family Oleaceae, native to coastal areas of the eastern Mediterranean region, from Syria and the maritime parts of Asia Minor and northern Iran at the south end of the Caspian Sea. ... The Greek citron is called Citrus Medica variety etrog due to its major use for the Jewish ritual during the Feast of Tabernacles. ...


The island has three significant airports, Nikos Kazantzakis at Heraklion, the Daskalogiannis airport at Chania and a smaller in Sitia. The first two serve international routes, as the main gateways to the island for travellers. HER redirects here. ... For other uses, see Heraklion (disambiguation). ... Chania International Airport, Ioannis Daskalogiannis (IATA: CHQ, ICAO: LGSA) is an international airport located near Souda on the Greek island of Crete, serving the city of Chania, Greece. ... Chania (Greek Χανιά pronounced , also transliterated Hania, older form Chanea and Venetian: Canea, Ottoman Turkish: خانيه Hanya) is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania Prefecture. ... View of Sitia with Kazarma fortress on top Sitias harbor The name Sitia (in Greek Σητεία) refers both to a port town, with 8,900 inhabitants (2001) and a municipality, with 14,400 inhabitants (2001) in the far east of Crete, in the prefecture of Lasithi. ...


Tourism

Spinalonga Island Leper Colony
Spinalonga Island Leper Colony

Crete is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece; fifteen percent of all arrivals in Greece come through the city of Heraklion (port and airport), while charter journeys to Iraklion last year made up 20% of all charter flights in Greece. Overall, more than two million tourists visited Crete last year, and this increase in tourism is reflected on the number of hotel beds, rising by 53% in the period between 1986 to 1991, when the rest of Greece saw increases of only 25%. Today, the island's tourism infrastructure caters to all tastes, including a very wide range of accommodation; the island's facilities take in large luxury hotels with their complete facilities swimming pools, sports and recreation, smaller family-owned apartments, camping facilities and others. Visitors reach the island via two international airports in Heraklion and Chania, or by boat to the main ports of Heraklion, Chania, Rethimno, and Agios Nikolaos. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 359 pixelsFull resolution (1388 × 622 pixel, file size: 122 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Spinalonga Island Leper Colony File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 359 pixelsFull resolution (1388 × 622 pixel, file size: 122 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg)Spinalonga Island Leper Colony File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other uses, see Heraklion (disambiguation). ... Chania (Greek Χανιά pronounced , also transliterated Hania, older form Chanea and Venetian: Canea, Ottoman Turkish: خانيه Hanya) is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania Prefecture. ... Categories: Greece geography stubs | Crete | Cities and towns in Greece ... Agios Nikolaos is Greek (Aγιος Nικολαος) and means Saint Nicholas. ...


Plans for a container port

Newspapers have reported that the ministry of Mercantile Marine is ready to support the agreement between Greece, South Korea, Dubai Ports World and China for the construction of a large international container port and free trade zone in southern Crete near Tympaki; the plan is to expropriate 850 ha of land. The port would handle 2 million containers per year, while as of 2007, there has been no official announcement of a project not universally welcomed due to its environmental, economic and cultural impact.[3] Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1500x729, 502 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Crete ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1500x729, 502 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Crete ... For discussion of land surfaces themselves, see Terrain. ... For other uses, see Map (disambiguation). ... DP World is a company owned by the government of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. ... Thousands of shipping containers at the terminal at Port Elizabeth, New Jersey A container ship being loaded by a portainer crane in Copenhagen Harbour A container freight train in England Part of an American doublestack container train Containerization is a system of intermodal cargo transport using standard ISO containers that... A free trade zone (FTZ) or Export processing zone (EPZ) is one or more areas of a country where tariffs and quotas are eliminated and bureaucratic requirements are lowered in hopes of attracting new business and foreign investments. ... Tympaki (Τυμπάκι) is a municipality in the Heraklion Prefecture, Crete, Greece. ...


Famous Cretans

Giorgio Sideri's map of Crete (1562).
Giorgio Sideri's map of Crete (1562).

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Nearchus (or Nearchos) was one of the officers in the army of Alexander the Great. ... Aenesidemus, Greek philosopher, was born at Cnossus in Crete and taught at Alexandria, probably during the first century BC. He was the leader of what is sometimes known as the third scepticismal school and revived to a great extent the doctrine of Pyrrho and Timon. ... Saint Eumenes (Eumenius) was a bishop of Gortyna in Crete during the 7th century (some sources say 3rd century). ... Alexander V (also Peter of Candia or Peter Philarges, c. ... Marcus Musurus (Μάρκος Μουσούρος) (c. ... For the lunar crater named Barocius, see Barocius (crater). ... For the Vangelis album, see El Greco (album). ... Vitsentzos Kornaros (1553-1617) was a 16th century Cretan poet who wrote the lengthy poem Erotokritos, dealing with themes such as love, honour, friendship and courage. ... Muhayyelât of Giritli Ali Aziz Efendi Giritli Ali Aziz Efendi was a Turkish author of the 18th century, notable for his sefaretname relating his mission as the ambassador of the Ottoman Empire in Prussia in 1796, and for his novel Muhayyelât (Imaginations), a unique work of fiction blending... Ioannis Daskalogiannis (Ioannis Vlachos, Δασκαλογιάννης) (?-June 17, 1771) was a Cretan rebel against Ottoman rule in the 18th century. ... Dimitri Kalergis (Demitrios) (1803-1867), Greek statesman, was a Cretan by birth, studied medicine at Paris and on the outbreak of the War of Greek Independence went to the Morea and joined the insurgents. ... Giritli Sırrı Pasha (Sırrı Pasha the Cretan) was a 19th century Ottoman administrator and man of letters of Turkish Cretan origin. ... For the Athens airport, see Athens International Airport. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article should appear in one or more categories. ... Nikos Kazantzakis (Greek: Νίκος Καζαντζάκης) (February 18, 1883, Heraklion, Crete, Greece - October 26, 1957, Freiburg, Germany), author of poems, novels, essays, plays, and travel books, was arguably the most important and most translated Greek writer and philosopher of the 20th century. ... Alexis Minotakis, known as Alexis Minotis, was born 8 August 1898 or 1899 in Chania, Crete and died on 11 November 1990 in Athens, Greece. ... Sapfo Notara, Greek: , (1907, Crete – c. ... Manos Katrakis (August 14, 1909 in Kastelli Kissamou - September 2, 1984) was a Greek theatrical player He was the smallest of the five children of Charalambos Katrakis and Irini Katraki. ... Cover of Complete Poems of Elytis Odysseas Elytis (Greek: Οδυσσέας Ελύτης) (November 2, 1911-March 18, 1996) was a Greek poet, considered as one of the most important representatives of modernism in Greece. ... Left to right: Stylianos Pattakos, Georgios Papadopoulos and Nikolaos Makarezos Stylianos Pattakos (Greek: Στυλιανός Παττακός) was a Greek military man and one of the masterminds of the Greek military junta of 1967-1974 that overthrew the government of Panagiotis Kanellopoulos in a coup détat on April 21, 1967. ... Constantine Mitsotakis Constantine Mitsotakis (in Greek Konstantinos Mitsotakis) (born October 18, 1918), Greek politician, was born in Chania, Crete. ... Rena Kyriakou (February 25, 1918 - August, 1994) was a pianist born in Herakleion, Greece. ... George Psychoundakis (November 3, 1920 – January 29, 2006) was a Greek Resistance fighter on Crete during the Second World War. ... Thanasis Skordalos was born in December 1920 at the village Spili in Rethimnon Crete. ... Mikis Theodorakis (Greek: Μίκης Θεοδωράκης) (b. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... Terpsichori Chryssoulaki-Vlachou, (Greek:Τερψιχόρη Χρυσουλάκη-Βλάχου), born in Sitia, (Greek:Σητεία), was a Greek female radio operator working for the Greek resistance during World War II. She was executed by the Nazis when caught. ... Michalis Kounelis was a popular Cretan violinist (see cretan folk music). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Rika Diallina(Greek: Ρίκα Διαλυνά) also spelled Rika Dialina and Rika Dialyna, born in Heraklion, Crete, she won the Miss Star Hellas title, (Greek: Μις Σταρ Ελλάς) and went on to represent Greece at the Miss Universe 1954 pageant that was held in Long Beach, California. ... Nana Mouskouri (in Greek, Nανά Μούσχουρη), born as Ioanna Mouskouri on October 13, 1934, in Chania, Crete, Greece, is a singer of Greek origin. ... Nikos Xylouris (Greek Νίκος Ξυλούρης, 7 July 1936 - 8 February 1980) was a Greek composer and singer from the village of Anoghia in Crete and also the older brother of another great musician of Cretan music, Antonis Xilouris or Psarantonis. ... Konstantinos Volanakis (Κωνσταντίνος Βολανάκης ή Βολονάκης) (b. ... Giannis Markopoulos (born 1939) is a Greek composer. ... Manolis Mavrommatis is a Greek politician and Member of the European Parliament for New Democracy; part of the European Peoples Party. ... Yannis Smaragdis is a Greek film director. ... Giannis Dragasakis (Greek: ) (born 1936 in Lasithi) is a Greek politician and member of the Greek Parliament for the Coalition of the Radical Left (SYRIZA) for the Athens B constituency. ... Nikolaos Sifounakis (Νικόλαος Σηφουνάκης) (born 21 December 1949 in Rethymno) is a Greek politician, former Minister of the Aegean Sea and currently Member of the European Parliament. ... Dimitris (Mimis) Androulakis (Greek: ) (born 1951 in Agios Nikolaos, Crete) is a Greek author and politician. ... Maria Damanaki Maria Damanaki (Greek: Μαρία Δαμανάκη) is a Greek politician, former president of the Synaspismos party of the radical left and currently a state member of the Hellenic Parliament within the Panhellenic Socialist Movement (PASOK). ... Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki (born Gianna Daskalaki on December 12, 1955 in Heraklion, Crete) is a Greek politician and business woman. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Konstantinos Hatzidakis (born April 20, 1965 in Rethymno) is a Greek politician and current Minister for Transport and Communications (Greece) He was elected a Member of the European Parliament for New Democracy (part of the European Peoples Party) in the European elections of 1994, 1999 and 2004. ... Nikolaos Machlas (born 16 June 1973 in Heraklion, Greece) is a footballer who plays as a striker. ... Andreas Glyniadakis (Greek: Ανδρέας Γλυνιαδάκης; born August 21, 1981 in Hania, Greece) is a Greek professional basketball player who currently plays for the Italian League Team Virtus Bologna. ... Country: Greece Residence: Thessaloniki, GRE Height: 511 1/2 (182 cm) Weight: 158 1/2 lbs. ... Maria Spiridaki (Greek: Μαρία Σπυριδάκη), born and raised on the island of Crete, is a Greek fashion model, actress and television presenter. ... Georgios Samaras (Greek: Γιώργος Σαμαράς (IPA= /yeoryios samaras/); born February 21, 1985 in Heraklion, Greece) is a Greek footballer who currently plays as a striker for Celtic, on loan from Manchester City. ...

Cities

Crete's principal cities are:

  • Heraklion (Iraklion or Candia) (137,711 inhabitants)
  • Chania (Haniá) (53,373 inhabitants)
  • Rethymno (31,687 inhabitants)
  • Ierapetra (23,707 inhabitants)
  • Agios Nikolaos (19,462 inhabitants)
  • Sitia (14,338 inhabitants)

For other uses, see Heraklion (disambiguation). ... Chania (Greek Χανιά pronounced , also transliterated Hania, older form Chanea and Venetian: Canea, Ottoman Turkish: خانيه Hanya) is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the Chania Prefecture. ... Rethymno (IPA ), also Rethimno, Rethymnon, Réthymnon, and Rhíthymnos) (Greek: Ρέθυμνο, in Turkish Resmo), a city of approximately 40,000 people, is the capital of Rethymno Prefecture in the island of Crete. ... Ierapetra (Greek: Ιεράπετρα) is a municipality and a town in the east of the Greek island of Crete, in the prefecture of Lasithi. ... Agios Nikolaos (or Aghios Nikolaos, Greek: Άγιος Νικόλαος) is a coastal town on the Greek island of Crete. ... View of Sitia with Kazarma fortress on top Sitias harbor The name Sitia (in Greek Σητεία) refers both to a port town, with 8,900 inhabitants (2001) and a municipality, with 14,400 inhabitants (2001) in the far east of Crete, in the prefecture of Lasithi. ...

Political organization

The island of Crete is a periphery of Greece, consisting of four prefectures (Greek: νομοί): The peripheries (περιφέρειες) are the subnational divisions of Greece. ... Greece consists of 13 administrative regions known as Peripheries of Greece, which are further subdivided into 51 prefectures (nomoi, singular - nomos, Greek: νομοί, νομός)): See also List of the prefectures of Greece by area List of the prefectures of Greece by population density List of the prefectures of Greece by population External...

For amateur radio purposes it is considered to be a separate "entity," ITU prefix SV9. Chania prefecture is one of the four prefectures of Crete, Greece. ... Heraklion (Greek Ηράκλειο - Irákleio or Iráklio), also Heraklio is a prefecture of Greece, one of the four prefectures of Crete. ... Lasithi (Greek: Λασίθι) is a prefecture of Greece on the island of Crete. ... Rethymno (IPA ) (Greek Ρέθυμνο) is a prefecture in the island of Crete, Greece. ... Amateur radio station with modern solid-state transceiver featuring LCD and DSP capabilities Amateur radio, often called ham radio, is both a hobby and a service that uses various types of radio communications equipment to communicate with other radio amateurs for public service, recreation and self-training. ... The ITU allocates call sign prefixes for radio and television stations of all types. ...


Expatriate E.U. Communities

Crete's mild climate is attracting growing interest from Northern Europeans to have a holiday home or residence on the island. E.U. citizens have the right to freely buy property and reside with little formality.[4] A growing number of real estate companies cater to mainly British expatriates, followed by German, Dutch, Scandinavian and other European nationalities wishing to own a home in Crete. The European Union or EU is a supranational organisation of European countries, which currently has 25 member states. ... For other uses, see Scandinavia (disambiguation). ...


The British expatriates are concentrated in the western prefectures of Chania and Rethymno and to a lesser extent in Heraklion and Lassithi. Some 40% of Britons in late 2006 said they were planning to live outside the United Kingdom or retire abroad due to socio-economic changes in the country. One in ten Britons do so already.[5] Chania prefecture is one of the four prefectures of Crete, Greece. ... Rethymno (IPA ) (Greek Ρέθυμνο) is a prefecture in the island of Crete, Greece. ... Heraklion (Greek Ηράκλειο - Irákleio or Iráklio), also Heraklio is a prefecture of Greece, one of the four prefectures of Crete. ... Lasithi (Greek: Λασίθι) is the easternmost prefecture on the island of Crete, to the east of the prefecture of Heraklion. ...


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References

  1. ^ a b c d Dozy, Reinhart (1861 & 1881). Histoire des Mussulmans d'Espagne: jusqu'à la conquéte de l'Andalousie par les Almoravides, 2nd (in French), pg. 711-1110. 
  2. ^ Basic Characteristics. Ministry of the Interior. www.ypes.gr. Retrieved on 2007-08-07.
  3. ^ "No Container Transshipment Hub in Timbaki", retrieved 25 May 2007.
  4. ^ On the Rights of Citizens of the Union.... EC Directive 2004/58 EC. eur-lex.europa.eu (2004). Retrieved on 2007-05-25.
  5. ^ Beattie, Jason (2006-12-11). A Tenth of Britons Live Abroad. Evening Standard. www.thisismoney.co.uk. Retrieved on 2007-05-25.

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External links

  • Crete travel guide from Wikitravel
  • Region of Crete
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Andros, or Andro (Greek: Άνδρος), an island of the Greek archipelago, the most northerly of the Cyclades, approximately 10 km (6 miles) south east of Euboea, and about 3 km (about 2 miles) north of Tinos. ... The Cyclades (Greek Κυκλάδες) are an Greek island group in the Aegean Sea, south-east of the mainland of Greece; and an administrative prefecture of Greece. ... Antiparos (Greek:Αντιπαρος, anc. ... The island of Delos, Carl Anton Joseph Rottmann, 1847 The island of Delos (Greek: Δήλος, Dhilos), isolated in the centre of the roughly circular ring of islands called the Cyclades, near Mykonos, had a position as a holy sanctuary for a millennium before Olympian Greek mythology made it the birthplace of... Despotiko is a Greek island in the Cyclades. ... Donoussa was an ancient village in the prefecture of Achaea Donoussa (Greek: Δονούσα) or Donousa, also Denousa or Denoussa, Donoussa in the ancient times, Stenosa or Spinosa. ... Pholegandros, or Folegandros, is a small Greek island of the Aegean Sea, which, together with Sikinos, Ios, Anafi and Santorini, forms the southern part of the Cyclades. ... Gyaros (Greek: Γυάρος) is a arid and unpopulated Greek island of the northern Cyclades near in the islands Andros and Tinos, with an area of 23 square kilometres. ... Ios (Greek: Ίος) is an island in the Cyclades group in the Aegean Sea. ... Irakleia (Ηράκλεια) is an island and a community in the Cyclades, Greece. ... Kea, also known as Gia (Κέα / Τζια in Greek), Tzia and Keos (Ancient: Κέως), is an island of the Cyclades archipelago, in the Aegean sea, in Greece. ... Keros is a Greek island in the Cyclades. ... Kimolos is an island in the Aegean Sea, at the south-west part of Cyclades at a distance of 1,6 km north-east of Milos, has 769 inhabitants (2001 Greek Census) and includes administratively the uninhabited islands Polyaigos (literally translated Many-Goats), Agios Georgios and Agios Efstathios. ... Koufonisi (Greek: ) is an island in the Cyclades, Greece. ... Map of Kythnos island. ... Milos (formerly Melos and before Athenian massacre and recolonization in 416 BC, Malos — Greek, Μήλος — not related to the Modern Greek word μήλο – milo = apple, which has the same spelling excluding the trailing sigma) is a volcanic island in the Aegean Sea. ... For other uses, see Mykonos (disambiguation). ... Naxos (Greek: Νάξος; Italian: Nicsia; Turkish: NakÅŸa) is a Greek island, the largest island (428 km²) in the Cyclades island group in the Aegean. ... Paros (Greek: νήσος Πάρος; Venetian: isola di Paro) is an island of Greece in the central Aegean Sea, in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. ... The Cyclades (Greek Κυκλάδες) are an Greek island group in the Aegean Sea, south-east of the mainland of Greece; and an administrative prefecture of Greece. ... Santorini (Greek Σαντορίνη, IPA: ) is a small, circular archipelago of volcanic islands located in southern Aegean Sea, about 200 km south-east from Greeces mainland. ... Schoinoussa is a Greek island in the Cyclades. ... Serifopoula is a Greek island in the Cyclades. ... Seriphos (or Serifos) is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, located in the western Cyclades, south of Kythnos and northwest of Siphnos. ... Sifnos (Greek: Σίφνος) is an island in the Cyclades complex in Greece. ... Sikinos is a Greek island in the Cyclades. ... Syros (Greek: Σύρος), or Siros or Syra is a Greek island in the Cyclades, in the Aegean Sea. ... Therasia, also known as Thirasia (Greek: Θηρασία), is a small Greek island west of Santorini in the Cyclades. ... Tinos (Greek: Τήνος; Italian: Tine) is a Greek island situated in the Aegean Sea. ... Vous (Translation: Ox) is a small island 2 kilometres off the coast of Serifos in The Cyclades, Greece. ... The Dodecanese (Greek Δωδεκάνησα, Dodekánisa, Turkish Onikiada, both meaning twelve islands; Italian Dodecaneso) are a group of 12 larger plus 150 smaller Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, off the southwest coast of Turkey. ... Agathonisi (Αγαθονήσι) is a small island located at the northernmost point of the Dodecanese prefecture in Greece. ... A map of Arki showing the location of its main town The main town of Arki and its port Arki (Greek name: Αρκοι) is a group of several small islands situated in the eastern Aegean Sea, Greece close to the Turkish Aegean Coast which is part of the dodecanese archipelago. ... Armathia (Greek: Αρμάθια) is a Greek island belonging to the Dodecanese group in the eastern Aegean sea. ... Astipalea Astipalea (or Astypalea or Astypalaia, Αστυπάλαια) is a Greek island with 1. ... Çatalada, aka Çatal Ada, (formerly known as Volo) ( ) is a Turkish island located in the Aegean Sea, 3 miles off the town Turgutreis, west of Bodrum peninsula in southwestern Turkey. ... Gyali (Greek Γυαλί, also spelled Yiali or Yali) is a volcanic Greek island in the Dodecanese, located halfway between Kos and Nisyros. ... Halki can refer to several different things: An island in the Aegean Sea belonging to Turkey; see Halki (Island). ... Imia/Kardak Imia () are the Greek names, respectively, of a set of two small uninhabited islets in the Aegean Sea, situated between the Greek island chain of the Dodecanese and the southwestern mainland coast of Turkey. ... Pothia Kalymnos, Greek: Κάλυμνος; (Turkish: Kilimli; Italian: Càlino) is a Greek island in the south-eastern Aegean Sea. ... The island seen from West Kara Ada, (literally Black island in turkish language), is a small Turkish island in the Bay of Bodrum in the Aegean Sea. ... Karpathos (Greek: , Turkish: , Italian: , Latin: ; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is the second largest of the Greek Dodecanese islands, in the southeastern Aegean Sea. ... Kasos is a Greek island in the Dodecanese. ... Location map Kastelorizo, current official name in Greek is Μεγίστη/Megisti; (Turkish: Meis , Italian: Castelrosso), is a small Greek island located in the Eastern Mediterranean. ... The northeast part of Kekova seen from Kaleköy (ancient Simena). ... Port and city view of Kos town on the island Kos. ... Küçük TavÅŸan Adası ([[literally small island of rabbit) are a pair of adjacent Turkish islands located in the Aegean Sea north of Gölköy, in Bodrum. ... Leros (Greek: Λέρος; Italian: Lèro) is a Greek island in the Dodecanese, in the southern Aegean Sea. ... Lipsi, viewed from the harbour Leipsoi (Greek: Λειψοί, also: Lipsi) is an island south of Samos and to the north of Leros in Greece. ... Nisyros (Greek: Νίσυρος; also transliterated Nissiros; see also List of traditional Greek place names) is a volcanic Greek island located in the Aegean Sea. ... Skala viewed from the Monastery of Agios Ioannis Theologos, one of the UN World Heritage Sites. ... Pharmakonisi, or Farmakonisi (Gr. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Pserimos is a small island in the Dodecanese chain, lying between Kalymnos and Kos in front of the coast of Turkey. ... Rho (Greek: Ρω; Turkish: Kara Ada) is a small Greek island in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea near Kastelorizo and less than 800 m from the Turkish coast. ... This article is about the Greek island of Rhodes. ... Saria Island is an island in Greece. ... Salih Ada is a Turkish island in the Aegean Sea, located north of Bodrum. ... Symi (Greek: Σύμη, also transliterated Syme or Simi; Ottoman Turkish Sömbeki) is a small but historic Greek island and municipality. ... View over Livadhia, the port and main village on Tilos Tílos (Greek: Τήλος; ancient form: Telos, Turkish: Ä°lyaki; Italian: Piscopi) is a small Greek island located in the Aegean Sea. ... Categories: Greece geography stubs ... Agios Efstratios (or Άγιος Ευστράτιος in Greek, or Saint Eustratius, is a very quiet, isolated, unvegetated, small isle between the greater islands of Limnos and Lesbos in the northern Aegean Sea. ... Location map of Ammouliani Ammouliani (Greek: Αμμουλιανή) - also known as Amoliani - is an island located in the Chalcidice prefecture, Greece, 120 km from Thessaloniki. ... Ayvalık Islands are the group of islands around Ayvalık district of Turkey in Balıkesir Province in the Northeastern Aegean Sea. ... Chios (IPA: )[2] (Greek: , alternative transliterations Khios and Hios) is the fifth largest of the Greek islands, situated in the Aegean Sea seven kilometres (five miles) off the Turkish coast. ... Chryse was a small island in the Aegean Sea mentioned by Sophocles and Pausanias. ... View from a fish restaurant in Cunda Island Cunda or Alibey Island (Greek Hekatonisa or Μοσχονήσι/Moshonisi) is a small island in the northwestern Aegean Sea off the coast of Ayvalık, part of Balıkesir Province of Turkey. ... Fener Ada (literally Lighthouse island) is part of the Foça Islands group. ... Fourni Korseon (Greek: Φούρνοι Κορσέων) more commonly Fourni, are a complex of small Greek islands that lie between Icaria, Samos and Patmos. ... Icaria, also spelled Ikaria (Greek: ), locally Nikaria or Nicaria (Νικαριά), ancient name: Doliche (Δολίχη), is a Greek island 10 nautical miles (19 km) south-west of Samos. ... For the district, see Gökçeada (district). ... Incir Ada (literally Fig island) is a Turkish island and a part of the Foça Islands group. ... Aegean Sea. ... Lemnos (mod. ... Lesbos (Modern Greek: Lesvos (Λέσβος), Turkish: Midilli), is a Greek island located in the northeastern Aegean Sea. ... Metalik Ada (literally Metallic Island) is a Turkish island, and part of the Foca Islands group in the Aegean Sea. ... Coordinates 38°31′ N 26°13′ E Country Greece Periphery North Aegean Prefecture Chios Population 1,050 source (2001) Elevation 21 m Postal code 821 01 Area code 22710 Licence plate code ΧΙ Website oinousses. ... Psara (Greek: Ψαρά) is a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. ... Samos (Greek: Σάμος) is a Greek island in the Eastern Aegean sea, located between the island of Chios to the North and the archipelagic complex of the Dodecanese to the South and in particular the island of Patmos and off the coast of Turkey, on what was formerly known as Ionia. ... Coordinates 40°29′ N 25°31′ E Country Greece Periphery East Macedonia and Thrace Prefecture Evros Population 2,723 source (2001) Area 178. ... Tenedos, known as Bozcaada officially and by its Turkish inhabitants, (Greek: , Tenedhos), is a small island in the Aegean Sea, part of the Bozcaada district of Çanakkale province in Turkey. ... Thasos or Thassos (Greek: Θάσος, Ottoman Turkish: طاشوز Taşöz, Bulgarian: ) is an island in the northern Aegean Sea, close to the coast of Thrace and the plain of the river Nestos (during the Ottoman times Kara-Su). ... Thymaina is a small Greek island in the Samos prefecture, in the eastern Aegean Sea. ... The Saronic Islands are so named because they lie in the Saronic Gulf just off the Greek mainland. ... Aegina (Greek: Αίγινα (Egina)) is one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf, 31 miles (50 km) from Athens. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Dokos is a small Greek island of the Argo-Saronic Gulf, adjacent to Hydra, and separated from the Peloponnese by a narrow strait called on some maps the Hydra Gulf. ... For other uses, see Hydra. ... Poros (Greek: Πόρος) is a small Greek island-pair in the southern part of the Saronic Gulf, at a distance about 48 km (32 miles) south from Piraeus and separated from the Peloponnese by a 200-metre wide sea channel. ... Psyttaleias location in the Saronic Gulf. ... Salamis (Greek, Modern: Σαλαμίνα Salamína, Ancient/Katharevousa: Σαλαμίς Salamís) is the largest Greek island in the Saronic Gulf, about 1 nautical mile (2 km) off-coast from Piraeus. ... Spetses ( Modern Greek: Σπέτσες, Ancient/Katharevousa: Σπέτσαι, Spetsai) is an island of Greece, sometimes included as one of the Saronic Islands. ... This is a list of some of the 3000 islands of Greece: Chrysi Crete Dia Euboea Gavdos Koufonisi Ydra The Cyclades Amorgos Anafi Andros Antiparos Anydro Delos Donoussa Folegandros Gyaros Ios Irakleia Kea Keros Kimolos Kithnos Makronisos Milos Mykonos (Mikonos) Naxos Paros Pholegandros Santorini (also called Thira) Serifos Sifnos Sikinos... Adelfoi (Greek: Αδελφοί) is a Greek island in the Sporades. ... Alonissos, Alonisos or Alonnisos (Greek: Αλόννησος) is an island, a village and a municipality located in the eastern part of the Sporades and the southern part of the island. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Gioura (Greek: Γιούρα) is a Greek island and an abandoned settlement in the eastern part of the Sporades. ... Kyra Panagia is a Greek island in the Sporades. ... Peristera is a Greek island in the Sporades. ... Piperi (Greek: Πιπέρι meaning pepper) is a Greek island in the Sporades. ... Psathoura is a Greek island in the Sporades. ... Repio (Greek: Ρέπιο) is a Greek island and an abandoned settlement in the eastern part of the Sporades. ... Sarakino is a Greek island in the Sporades. ... Skantzoura (Greek: Σκάντζουρα) is a Greek island in the Sporades. ... Skiathos (Greek: Σκιάθος), Latin forms: Sciathos and Sciathus is a city and a small island in the Aegean Sea belonging to Greece. ... Skopelos (Greek: Σκόπελος) is a Greek island in the western Aegean sea. ... Skyropoula is a Greek island in the Sporades. ... Skyros (Greek: Σκύρος) is the southernmost island of the Sporades, a Greek archipelago in the Aegean Sea. ... Tsougria (Greek: Τσουγκριά), also Tsoungkria is a Greek island and an abandoned settlement in the western part of the Sporades. ... Valaxa is a Greek island in the Sporades. ... For the Greek mythological figures see Euboea Euboea, or Negropont or Negroponte (Modern Greek: Εύβοια Évia, Ancient Greek Eúboia), is the second largest of the Greek Aegean Islands and the second largest Greek island overall in area and population (after Crete). ... Gavdos (Greek: Γαύδος) is the southernmost Greek island, located to the south of its much bigger neighbour, Crete, of which it is administratively a part, in the prefecture of Chania. ... Makronisos (Μακρόνησος, in Greek, lit. ...

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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.
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