The Greek Islands are of a great interests and diverse cultures, influenced by their location, at the junction between the East and the West and by the many occupations endured by the Greek people throughout history.
The Alonissos of today was given this name during the first years after the liberation of Greece and is not identified with the Alonissos of the ancient. To the north of Alonissos is the island of Crete, it is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea.
Looking on a map of Greece, a lot of people do not realise that Evia is actually an island. It is, though, the second largest island after Crete, and has a lot to offer. It is excellent for driving around on, since there are many villages.
Heraklion is the capital of Crete and one of the Mediterranean region's most fascinating and vibrant cities. It is full of places to discover. With the current efforts to open up the wonderful mediaeval city centre, it speaks to us of a past full of history.
The prefecture of Heraklion Greece is one of the four prefectures which form the Greek island of Crete. Its capital is the town of Heraklion, which is also the capital of the island. It is the economical center of the island. Located between the prefecture of Rethymno and the one of Lassithi, it is full of wonderful beaches, interesting archaeological sites, amazing landscapes, picturesque villages and impressive gorges.
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