Crete Tourism, Greece

Visit Crete - Best of Crete

Crete is the largest Greek island and famous for it’s sunny coastline and lovely taverns. The laidback and lovely island is an absolutely fantastic place to just laze around and chill out at the beach and enjoy a few drinks in the sun. But there is so much more to the island it isn’t recommended to do just that. The sun sand and sea treatment is necessary but once you’ve lazed around for a couple of days you can discover the lovely sights of this very beautiful and huge space. Ancient sites like Knossos, medieval monuments like Spinalonga and natural wonders like the Samaria Gorge await. In truth Crete is a very wholesome and lovely tourist destination if you have the explorer’s eye.

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Facts and Stats for Crete*

  • Pollution Statistics in Crete

    Know the pollution level of Crete before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 9.38 (Very Low)
    • Water Pollution 57.14 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 39.29 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 53.13 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Crete: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Crete for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Crete.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.82 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 22.06 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Car Stealing 27.94 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 42.65 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 22.06 (Low)
    • Drug offense 30.88 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 89.71 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 76.47 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 27.94 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 17.65 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 44.12 (Moderate)
  • Living in Crete - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Crete is 161.36 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 70.34 (High)
    • Climate Index 97.79 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 36.24 (Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 16.67 (Very Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 64.59 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 54.76 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 10.48 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 52.79 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Crete

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Crete

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.37 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.66 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 42.09 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 93.61 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 102.12 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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