Is Crete Bigger Than Corfu? (Comparison)

Crete and Corfu are both islands of the country of Greece. Crete is located in the Aegean sea whereas Corfu is located in the Ionian Sea. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Crete and Corfu regarding various aspects.


Is Crete bigger than Corfu?

The total area of Crete is 8,450 sq km, and the total area of Corfu is 610.9 sq km. Crete is bigger than Corfu by 7,839.1 sq km. Crete is around 13.83 times bigger than Corfu.

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

Area of Crete compared to Corfu

Area of Corfu:  235.9 sq mi ( 610.9 km2 )

Area of Corfu 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 Corfu

Based on Wikipedia, the total population of Corfu as of 2011 was estimated to be around 102,071.

Here is some more data comparison between Crete and Corfu.

The capital city of Crete is Heraklion, and the administrative region of Corfu is Ionian Islands.

Official Languages

Crete: Greek
Corfu: Greek

Human Development Index

HDI of Crete as of 2018: 0.870
HDI of Corfu (Greece Average) as of 2018: 0.872

Crete Timezone:

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

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

Corfu Timezone: 

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

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

Crete and Corfu are in the same time zones. 

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Corfu:
39° 35′ 0″ N19° 52′ 0″ E

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