Travel guide

The great Greek island.

Beaches and mountains, olive groves as far as the eye can see, legendary hospitality and mythology: discover Crete, a mythical island and the cradle of our civilization.

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Telephone prefix


How do you say...

Some words and expressions in the language

We speak Greek here!

  • Yes = né
  • No = ochi
  • Good morning = kalimera
  • Good evening = kalispera
  • Good night = kalinikhta
  • Hello = yassou
  • Goodbye = athîo
  • Please = parakalo
  • Thank you = efkharisto
  • Sorry = signomi
  • I am French = Imé ghalos / ghalida.
  • Do you speak French? = Milatè ghalika ?
  • I don’t understand Greek. = Then katalavéno ta hellinika

Key figures

Surface area: 8,336 km²

633,506 inhabitants (2018)


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To enter Greece, French, Belgian and Swiss nationals will need to produce a valid identity card or passport (driving licenses do not constitute proof of identity).