Is Crete Bigger Than Zante? (Comparison)

Crete is the largest and most populous island of the country of Greece, whereas Zante/Zakinthos is also a Greek Island located in the Ionian Sea. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Crete and Zante regarding various aspects.


Is Crete bigger than Zante / Zakynthos?

The total area of Crete is 8,450 sq km, and the total area of Zante is 405.55 sq km. Crete is bigger than Zante / Zakinthos by 8044.45 sq km. Crete is around 20.83 times bigger than Zante or Zakynthos.

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

Area of Crete compared to Zante

Area of Zante / Zakynthos:  156.58 sq mi ( 405.55 km2 )

Area of Zante 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 Zante

Based on Wikipedia, the total population of Zante as of 2011 was estimated to be around 40,759.

Here is some more data comparison between Crete and Zante.

The capital city of Crete is Heraklion, and the capital city of Zante is Zakynthos.

Official Languages

Crete: Greek
Zante: Greek

Human Development Index

HDI of Crete as of 2018: 0.870
HDI of Zante as of 2018: 0.865

Crete Timezone:

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

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

Zante Timezone: 

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

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

Crete and Zante are in the same time zones. 

Geological Coordinates

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

Coordinates of Zante:
37° 48′ 0″ N20° 45′ 0″ E

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