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Location, Climate: Crete is the largest island in Greece and one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea. It is situated between the Libyan Sea and Sea of Crete. There are two climatic zones in Crete, but basically the climate here is temperate. The mountain area experiences snowfalls while the low lying areas enjoy a warmer weather. Book discount hotels online to get as much as 70% discount on accommodation. Brief History: The island of Crete was originally called “Kaptara” as seen from texts coming from Mari in Syria during the 18th century BC. The original name was again seen in the Bible and records of the Neo-Assyrian Empire. Crete was also called “Keftiu” by the ancient Egyptian. Events, Landmarks, Activities: The Carnival Season in Greece is held every February and Crete joins in the fun by hosting its own Apokries (Carnival). Experience two weeks of festivities and masquerade during the lively carnival in Crete. Aside from endless street parties, there are other fun things to do in Crete such as exploring ancient Minoan ruins in Knossos, checking out the exhibits at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, hiking along the Samaria Gorge, strolling along the Botanical Park and swimming at Vai Beach. Transportation: Renting a car gives you the freedom to explore all areas in Crete, but make sure to drive safely. Hiring a taxi is more convenient and they are very affordable and trustworthy too. Buses that travel along the north coast going to the south coast are efficient and inexpensive. There are many ferry connections in Crete that links all its cities.
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