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Towns & Villages on Crete

On Crete is a great diversity in the way people live. Most Cretan people live in cities, but there are also people living in small villages in the inland, where time seems to be frozen decades ago.

The capital Heraklion lies just like the other big places Chania, Rethymno, Agios Nikolaos and Sitia on the north coast of the island. Also the places where most tourists stay are located in the north. Chersonissos and Malia are the best known of them. On the south coast smaller towns and villages can be found, like Paleochora, Matala and Myrtos. The largest city on the south coast is Ierapetra. In the interior of the island you'll find small villages, such as Kalamafka, Ano Viannos and Anogia.

In the menu on the left side, you can choose from a number of places. This website contains a description of these places.