Crete is located in the middle of the eastern Mediterranean Sea, the first large island in Greece. It belongs to the Greek region of Crete and is the southernmost jewel of the Aegean Sea.

It is the largest island in the Aegean Sea, located only 300 kilometres from the continent. Approximately 260 kilometres long from east to west, 60 kilometres wide at its widest, and 12 kilometres narrowest from north to south, Crete covers an area of 8,236 square kilometres.

Dominated by rugged mountainous terrain, the Cretan mountain range, which forms the main east-west axis of the island, is divided into four mountain groups. The main peak, Mount Ij, at 2,456 metres, is the highest point on the island. The northern coast has several natural harbours and coastal plains, sloping gradually.

The main cities and ports such as Ganya, Heraklion, and Rethymnon are located in this zone. The Mesara plain, which stretches for about 29 kilometers along the central southern part of the island, is the widest flat area of the island.

The plain is very warm in winter. The island is connected by four mountain ranges, the tops of which reach over 2,000 meters high and are covered in snow by October. Get to know one of them, the famous city of Hania on the Sea of Love.

Hania, also known as Chania, is the largest city in Greece on Crete, the largest island in the Aegean Sea.

It is located on the northwestern coast of Crete. It is a city with a rich historical heritage. The main industries are agriculture and tourism. It is the most densely populated city apart from Athens and Thessaloniki. With its maze of stone alleyways, colorful historical buildings, and charming harbor.

When it comes to Hania, the first and most famous thing is the Hania Lighthouse. It is one of the most visited lighthouses in the world. The Hania Lighthouse, is one of the iconic buildings of Hania, Greece. It was built in the 16th century. The walls are all made of stone. Situated on the edge of a river bay. Like a witness, it tells the story of the past. At night, when the lights are on, it looks like a dream from afar.

It is like an old man standing in the river of history through the ages; the lighthouse symbolizes the patron saint and the sun, a symbol of hope, firm and persistent, always there, never leaving. The lighthouse, for all those who navigate at night, lights the way with fire, unconditionally and selflessly.

Many people visit it by name. The Hania Market on Love Sea Beach was built in 1909 and took four years to complete; it is located in a cross-shaped complex in the city and has seventy-six shops. Other famous attractions include the Archaeological Museum, the Cretan Maritime Museum, and the Pink Beach, which was voted one of the best beaches in the world, seventy kilometers from the city.