Is Rhodes Bigger Than Crete? (Comparison)

Rhodes and Crete are both islands in the country of Greece. Today in this article, we will discuss the comparison between Rhodes and Crete regarding various aspects.


Is Rhodes bigger than Crete?

The total area of Rhodes is 1400.68 sq km, and the total area of Crete is 8,450 sq km. Rhodes is smaller than Crete by 7,049 sq km. Rhodes is around 6.03 times smaller than Crete. Crete is the largest and most populous island of Greece.

Area of Rhodes:  540.81 sq mi ( 1400.68 km2 )

Area of Rhodes compared to Crete

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

Area of Crete compared to Rhodes


According to Wikipedia, the last known total population of Rhodes as of 2011 was estimated to be around 115,490.

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

Population of Crete compared to Rhodes

Here is some more data comparison between Rhodes and Crete.

The capital city of Rhodes is Rhodes City, and the capital city of Crete is Heraklion.

Official Languages

Rhodes: Greek
Crete: Greek

Human Development Index

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

Rhodes Timezone:

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

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

Crete Timezone:

UTC + 2 (Eastern European Time)

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

Rhodes and Crete are in the same time zones. 

Geological Coordinates

Coordinates of Rhodes:
36° 10′ 0″ N, 27° 56′ 0″ E

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

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