Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek Islands a beautiful Island surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea alongside Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus and Corsica. Crete and a number of surrounding islands and islets constitute the region of Crete. The capital and the largest city is Heraklion. As of 2011, the region had a population of 623,065. Crete forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece, while retaining its own local cultural traits.
Crete is mountainous, and its character is defined by a high mountain range crossing from west to east, formed by three different groups of mountains. The White Mountains, the Idi Range, Kedros, The Dikti Mountains and the Thripti. These mountains lavished Crete with valleys.
As such, the climate in Crete is primarily Mediterranean. 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 in the low-lying areas. While some mountain tops are snow-capped for most of the year, near the coast snow only.
Crete is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Greece. Perfect for a holiday such beauty and friendly all round, good food, wine and social activities with wonderful sights.