Is Crete Bigger Than Kos / Cos? (Comparison)

Crete and Kos are both islands located in the country of Greece. Today in this article, we are going to discuss the comparison between Crete and Kos regarding various aspects.


Is Crete bigger than Kos?

The total area of Crete is 8,450 sq km, and the total area of Kos is 290.3 sq km. Crete is bigger than Kos by 8159.7 sq km. Crete is around 29.1 times bigger than Kos.

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

Area of Crete compared to Kos

Area of Kos:  112.1 sq mi ( 290.3 km2 )

Area of Kos 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 Kos

Based on Wikipedia, the total population of Kos (Municipality) as of 2011 was estimated to be around 33,387.

Here is some more data comparison between Crete and Kos.

The capital city of Crete is Heraklion, and the capital of Kos is Kos Town.

Official Languages

Crete: Greek
Kos: Greek

Human Development Index

HDI of Crete as of 2018: 0.870
HDI of Kos as of 2018: 0.832

Crete Timezone:

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

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

Kos Timezone: 

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

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

Crete and Kos are in the same time zones. 

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Crete:
35° 12′ 36″ N24° 54′ 36″ E

Coordinates of Kos:
36° 51′ 0″ N27° 14′ 0″ E

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