While you live in Crete

Living in Crete

If you’re looking for a pleasant work place, Crete is an excellent choice. This beautiful Greek island has everything that everyone needs to increase its productivity while enjoying a relaxing Mediterranean lifestyle. 

It offers vide diversity of the landscape – the rugged mountains, the deep caves, the endless beaches and the turquoise sea, the many cities, towns and villages, and stunning countryside.  

Knossos palace
Balos, Gramvousa
South Crete
Rural Heraklion

r the western part of Crete, Chania and Rethymno areas, you can visithe climate of Crete is mild Mediterranean with mild changes of weather.  

Crete is the biggest and southernmost Greek island and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. The largest city is Heraklion, followed by Chania and Rethymno. As of 2011, the region had a population of 623,065.  

It has a rich history, dating back to the Minoan civilization – considered the oldest in Greece. In fact, Crete is often referred to as the “cradle of European civilizations”. 

There are several Universities at the island that allow an opportunity for collaboration on a broad range. University of Crete is located at Heraklion and Rethymnon, and Hellenic Mediterranean University located at Heraklion with several departments located at Agios Nikolaos and Sitia, as well as Technical University of Crete located at Chania. There are number of research institutes like FORTH (Foundation for research and technology Hellas) and HCMR (Hellenic Center for Marine Biology). 

There are six bigger cities on the island that are well connected by an extensive bus system with regular services across the north of the island and from north to south. There are two regional bus stations in Heraklion. Bus routes and timetables can be found on KTEL website bus lines. 

 More information on work and life in Crete can be found on links below: 


Living in Crete

Crete offers a vibrant academic, cultural and social life in a unique environment

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