Is Crete Bigger Than Athens? (Comparison)

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Is Crete bigger than Athens

Crete is the largest and most populous island of the country of Greece, whereas Athens is the capital and largest city of Greece. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Crete and Athens regarding various aspects.


Is Crete bigger than Athens?

The total area of Crete is 8,450 sq km, and the total area of Athens is 38.964 sq km. Crete is bigger than Athens by 8,411.04 sq km. Crete is around 216.9 times bigger than Athens.

Area of Crete:  3,260 sq mi ( 8,450 km2 )

Is Crete bigger than Athens

Area of Athens:  15.044 sq mi ( 38.964 km2 )

Area of Athens compared to Crete


According to the Eurostat data, the total population of Crete as of 2019 was estimated to be around 634,930.

Population of Crete compared to Athens

Based on Wikipedia, the total population of Athens as of 2012 was estimated to be around 664,046.

Here is some more data comparison between Crete and Athens.

The capital city of Crete is Heraklion, and the administrative region of Athens is Attica.

Official Languages

Crete: Greek
Athens: Greek

Human Development Index

HDI of Crete as of 2018: 0.870
HDI of Athens as of 2018: 0.872

Crete Timezone:

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 3 (Eastern European Summer Time)

Athens Timezone: 

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

Summer (DST):
UTC + 3 (Eastern European Summer Time)

Crete and Athens are in the same time zones.

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Crete:
35° 12′ 36″ N, 24° 54′ 36″ E

Coordinates of Athens:
37° 59′ 3″ N23° 43′ 41″ E

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By Aashish Poudel Genuine

Aashish Poudel Genuine is a web developer, writer and currently a student in Cyprus. He has created this site to help people who are willing to come to Cyprus or want to know more about this country.

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