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Crete, the place where the Minoan culture was born and evoluted. The land where Xenios Zeus was born. Crossroad of sea ways and cultures. From here passed Arabs, Venetians and Turks. With a key role, on the 2nd World War, with the battle of Crete changing the course of the war and hence the history of the world. The island of Domenico Theotokopoulos El Greco, Nikos Kazantzakis and Eleytherios Venizelos. With extent 8331 Sq.Km,a length approx. 260 km from east in west and width from 12 to 60 km Crete is included in the five larger islands of Mediterranean.

Its geophysical form creates contradictory representations, as it includes forests, seas and immense beautiful beaches, mountains with high altitude and snow, but also rocky and dry soil. With rich history, culture, unique natural environment, particularly soft climate and the world wide known hospitality of its residents constitutes a pole of attraction for a lot of visitors. The prefectures of Chania, Rethimnon, Heraklion andLasithi compose the Region Crete that is surrounded from north by Cretan sea, from south by Liviko sea.

 
Crete - Greece
 

Heraklion

2.641

291.225

110

Lasithi

1.818

75.736

42

Rethimnon

1.496

78.957

53

Chania

2.376

148.450

62

Totals

8.331

594.368

71

 

HERAKLION PREFECTURE

Largest in extent (2641 Sq.Km.) but also in population, prefecture of Crete, constituted from seven provinces: Viannou, Kenouriou, Maleviziou, Monofatsiou, Pediados, Pyrgiotissis and Temenous. Typical Cretan environment with mountains, beaches, down country and caverns. Part of mountain Psiloritis (2456 m.), as well as part of mountain Dikti (2148 m.) at the borders with Lasithi, the mountain Giouchtas and Asterousia. The plain of Mesara dominates in the south-western part of prefecture, one of the largest and out of very few plains in Crete that characterize geophysical the prefecture. In this prefecture someone can visit the unique palace of Knossos, the archaeological site of Gortynas, Phaestos, Agias Triadas and Malia.

 

There are also a lot of monasteries of unique beauty and historical importance as those of Odigitria, Apezana, Koudouma, Kalyviani, Vrontisi, Valsamonero, Paliani, Savvathiana, Epanosifis, Agarathos, Arvi and Kera. So the parts near that sea as well as the mountainous parts of prefecture, were constantly inhabitted since the prohistoric years up to these days. Most known cities and villages are considered Tympaki, Matala, Mires, Archanes, Arkalochori, Agia Pelagia, Hersonissos, Stalis, Malia and the capital of prefecture cosmopolitan Heraklion.

CHANIA PREFECTURE


The prefecture is found in the western part of the island, with extent 2376 Sq.Km. 1.476 of them, are mountainous regions. With a lot of natural beauties, beaches, mountains, forests, caverns, gorges, olive groves, Orange fields that compose a unique environment. A lot of traditional villages, Churches, monasteries and castles in the hinterland of prefecture. The tourist infrastructure is very big and capable to correspond in the high requirements of tourists from Greece and Europe. The prefecture is divided in 5 provinces, Apokoronas, Kissamos, Kydonia, Selino and Sfakia. Vamos, Georgioupoli, Kissamos, Falasarna, Elafonisi, Palaiochora, Kandanos, Loutro, Chora Sfakion, Therisos, Omalos with wild beautiful national park of the Samaria gorge and finally the capitol of the prefecture

 

Beautiful Chania are only some of the parts that someone could visit. Unique monasteries as the ones of Agias Triadas Tzagkarolon, Gouvernetou, Chrysoskalitissas.

There are quite a few archaeological sites in the prefecture. Aptera, Falasarna, Polyrrinia, Lissos but also the ancient Chania (Kydonia) are only some of the important monuments of ancient Chania's culture that are rescued up to these days.

RETHIMNON PREFECTURE

 

The prefecture of Rethimnon is found between those of Chania and Heraklion. It is the most mountainous prefecture of Crete. Out of 1.496 Sq.Km. the 510 is agricultural ground, the 933 pasture lands, the 36 is only covered by settlements and the 17 Sq.km they are covered by Mediterranean forests of oak, pine and sfendamos. The water of sea is crystal clear, while on the southern side of the prefecture the beaches are amazing and the content in salt is high. Most beaches of the prefecture are awarded with blue flags from the European Union, proof of cleanness and they way that they are organized. It is constituted by four provinces. Agios Vasilios, Amari, Mylopotamos and Rethimnon. Its most powerful geophysicist point is the

mountain of Psiloritis, which is also the highest mountain in Crete. However it has other natural beauties also, such as beaches, gorges, and caverns. Most famous places are: Agia Galini, Plakias, Preveli monastery, Spili, Arkadi monastery, Panormo, the caverns of Zoniana and Melidoni, Anogeia and its capital, Rethimnon. The bigest archaeological sites which a visitor can see are those of ysterominoan cemetery Armenoi, Eleytherna, Monastiraki.

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LASITHI PREFECTURE

The Eastern prefecture of island, with extent 1818 Sq.km separated in four provinces: Ierapetras, Lasithi, Merambellou and Sitia. Classic Cretan landscape also here as well as in the remainder prefectures. Mountains (Dikti, Orno), Gorges (Trypiti), Plateau of Lasithi and unique beaches that unfold in the bigger part of southernly prefecture. The visitor can admire the Monasteries of Toplou, Kapsa, Agios Georgios Selinaris, the antiquities of Zakros, Lato, Cavern Psychro, Itanos. The exotic Palm forest of Vai, mountain Dikti (the highest of the prefecture), the famous islet of Spinaloga with the Venitian castle that was build  in 1579 b.c.  and    the  island  of  Koufonisi    with  the  antiquities of  Lefki. There  are many characteristic 

beautiful places of this prefecture as, the Lasithi Plateau, Sitia, Palaikastro, Ierapetra, Ziros, Neapoli, Milatos with the historical cavern, Kritsa and the capital Agios Nikolaos which with Elounda constitutes the most important tourist resorts of Lasithi.

Common Telephone Numbers (for all prefectures)

Institute

Telephone

Police

100

Tourist Police*

171

Fire Department

199

Fire Department for forest fire's

191

* The Greek Tourist Police can be reached around-the-clock by dialing “171”. This line provides all kind of information and instructions in Greek, English, French and German, thus helping tourists to deal directly with any arising problem.   
 
In case you need any help, do not hesitate to contact the staff members of the Greek Tourist Police by dialing “171”.

 Heraklion's Prefecture back

City

Institute

Address

 Telephone

 Police Department

AG.MYRONAS

 Police Department Of Agios Myronas

Agios Myronas

2810 722216

VIANNOS

 Police Department Of Viannos

Viannos

28950 22840 

HERAKLION

 1st Police Department Of Heraklion

 29, El. Venizelou  Sq.
(Lion Sq.)

2810 282243,
2810 302502 

 2nd Police Department Of Heraklion

 29, El. Venizelou Sq.
(Lion Sq.)

 2810 283551

 Police Department  Of Heraklion Airport   
 (Front desk)

"N.Kazantzakis" Heraklion Airport

2810 302277,
2810 245585 

 Police Department Of Heraklion Airport 
 (Passport Control)

"N.Kazantzakis" Heraklion Airport

2810 222301,
2810 397263

 Road-Traffic Police Of Heraklion

2, Tagm. Tzoulaki Str.

2810 302564

 Tourist Police Of Heraklion

 10, Dikaiosinis Ave.

 2810 283551,
2810 283190

 Municipal Police Of Heraklion

Heraklion

2810 334181-5

MIRES

 Police Department Of Mires

Mires Kainouriou

28920 22222

CHERSONISSOS

 Police Department Of L.Chersonissos

Chersonissos

28970 22222

 Police Department Of L.Chersonissos 
 (Tourist department)

Chersonissos

28970 21000

Fire Department

HERAKLION

 1st  Fire Department Station Of Heraklion

5, Kyprou Sq.

 2810 288130   

 2nd Fire Dep. Station Of Heraklion's Airport 

"N.Kazantzakis" Heraklion Airport

2810 245590

 3rd  Fire Department Station Of Heraklion's Port

Heraklion Port

2810 332710

 4th  Fire Department Station Of Heraklion

VI.PE. Heraklion (Industrial Area)

2810 381611-3

Airports / Ports

HERAKLION

 Airport Of Heraklion "N.Kazantzakis"

Heraklion

2810  228401-2,
2810 228424

 Airport Of Heraklion "N.Kazantzakis"
 (Information Desk)

Heraklion

 2810 397000,
2810 397800

 Port Authority Of Heraklion

 Heraklion Port

 2810 244912,
2810 244934

KALI LIMENES

 Port Authority Of Kali Limenes

Kali Limenes

28920 42188 

CHERSONISSOS

 Port Authority Of Chersonissos

Chersonissos

 28970 23111

 Lasithi's Prefecture back

City

Institute

Address

Telephone

Police Department

AG.NIKOLAOS

 Police Department Of Agios Nikolaos               

34, Kontogianni Str.

28410 91402

 Road-Traffic Police Of Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos

28410 91422

 Tourist Police Of Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos

28410 91409

 Municipal Police Of Agios Nikolaos

 Agios Nikolaos

 28410 89937

ELOUNDA

 Police Station Of Elounda (Schisma) 

Elounda (Schisma)

28410 41348

IERAPETRA

 Police Department Of Ierapetra

Ierapetra

28420 90160-2

 Road-Traffic Police Of Ierapetra

Ierapetra

28420 90171

NEAPOLI

 Police Department Of Neapoli

Dikastirion Sq.

 28410 32298,
28410 90813

SITIA

 Police Department Of Sitia

31, Therissou Str.

28430 22259

 Police Department Of Sitia
 (Summer Season's Tourist Station)

Sitia

28430 24200

Fire Department

 AG.NIKOLAOS  

 Fire Department Of Agios Nikolaos

Xirokampos Agios Nikolaos

28410 28733

IERAPETRA

 Fire Department Of Ierapetra

1st Klm. Ierapetra–Gra Lygia Rd.

28420 80173

 Airports / Ports

AG.NIKOLAOS

 Port Authority Of Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos Port

 2810 397000,
2810 397800

 Marina Of Agios Nikolaos                                        

 Agios Nikolaos

 2810 244912,
2810 244934

IERAPETRA

 Port Authority Of Ierapetra

29, Kyrva Str.

28920 42188 

SITIA

 Airport Of Sitia

Sitia

2810  228401-2,
2810 228424

 Port Authority Of Sitia

 Sitia Port

 28970 23111


 Rethimnon's Prefecture back

City

Institute

Address

Telephone

Police Department

AG.GALINI

 Police Station Of Ag. Galini

Ag. Galini

28320 91210

ANOGEIA

 Police Department Of Anogeia

Anogeia

28340 31204

PERAMA

 Police Department Of Perama

Perama

28340 22349

  RETHIMNON 

 Police Department Of Rethimnon                  

 Rethimnon

 28310 51757,
28310 22289

 Road-Traffic Police Of Rethimnon                     

 Rethimnon

28310 35093

 Tourist Police Of Rethimnon

 Rethimnon

 28310 28156,
28310 53450

 Municipal Police Of Rethimnon

 Rethimnon

28310 88260-2

SPILI

 Police Department Of Spili

Spili

 28320 22027

Fire Department

RETHIMNON

 Fire Department Of Rethimnon

            Tria Monastiria           

 28310 22222,
28310 61199

Airports / Ports

AG.GALINI

 Port Authority Of Agia Galini

Ag. Galini

28320 91206

RETHIMNON

 Port Authority Of Rethimnon

Rethimnon Port

 28310 22276,
28310 55140

 Chania's Prefecture back

City

Institute 

Address

Telephone

Police Department 

VAMOS

 Police Department Of Vamos                                     

Vamos Apokoronas

28250 22218

VRYSES

 Police Department Of Vryses

Vryses

28250 51205

GAVDOS

 Police Station Of Gavdos

Gavdos

28230 41019

GEORGIOUPOLI

 Police Station Of Georgioupolis

 Georgioupoli

28250 61350

KANDANOS

 Police Department Of Kandanos

Kandanos

28230 22100

KISSAMOS

 Police Department Of Kissamos

Kissamos

28220 23333

MALEME

 Police Station Of Maleme

Maleme

28210 62209

PALAIOCHORA

 Police Station Of Palaiochora

Palaiochora

 28230 41111

PLATANIAS

 Police Station Of Platanias

Platanias

28210 68206

SOUDA

 Police Department Of Souda

Souda

28210 89316

SFAKIA

 Police Department Of Sfakia

Chora Sfakion

 28250 91205,
28250 91274

CHANIA

 Police Department Of Chania Airport      

"K.Daskalogiannis"
Chania Airport

 28210 63072,
28210 63033

 Police Department Of Chania Airport
 (Passport Control)

"K.Daskalogiannis"
Chania Airport

28210 63883

 Police Department Of Chania

Chania

 28210 25856,
28210 28744

 Road-Traffic Police Of Chania

23, Irakliou Ave.

28210 25906

 Tourist Police Of Chania

Chania

28210 25931-2,
28210 53333

Fire Department

KASTELI

 Fire Department Of Kissamos

Kasteli Kissamos

28220 24333-4

CHANIA

 1st Fire Dep. Station Of Chania      

      14, Gregoriou E? &
Karaiskaki  Sts.     

28210 75035

SOUDA

 2nd Fire Dep. Station Of 
 Souda's Air force

Souda's Military Air force Base

28210 63688

Airports / Ports

AG.ROUMELI

 Port Authority Of Agia Roumeli

Agia Roumeli

 See Port Of Sfakia

GAVDOS

 Port Authority Of Gavdos

Gavdos Island

See Port Of
Palaiochora

KISSAMOS

 Port Authority Of Kissamos

Kissamos

28220 22024

LOUTRO

 Port Authority Of Loutro

Loutro

 See Port Of Sfakia

PALAIOCHORA

 Port Authority Of Palaiochora

Palaiochora

28230 41214

SOUGIA

 Port Authority Of Sougia

Sougia 

See Port Of
Palaiochora

SOUDA

 Port Authority Of Chania (Souda)

Souda Port

 28210 89240,
28210 52777

SFAKIA

 Port Authority Of Sfakia

Chora Sfakion

28230 91292

CHANIA

 Airport Of Chania "K.Daskalogiannis" 

Chania

28210 83800,
28210 83805

 Port Authority Of Chania

21, Akti Tompazi

 28210 98888,
28210 28388

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