Schedule your vacation in Crete, explore Hersonissos with Aldemar Resorts and prepare for unforgettable moments. Crete is the largest of all Greek islands with a total surface of 8,336 km², 1,100 km of coastline and approximately 600,000 inhabitants. Crete is also considered to be one of the most prosperous areas in Greece. Development on the island has been favoured by its geographical location, climate, and diverse natural beauty, as well as its unique cultural and historical heritage. Crete is renowned for its breathtaking mountain ranges and long sandy beaches and clear blue seas. The climate and geography of Crete favour many different species of wildlife. Over 100 different kinds of flowers and plants can be found on the island, scattered in the high mountains and the thirteen deep gorges (the most famous being the Samaria gorge).