Administrative Unit of Crete

1 January 2020

Introduction Crete became part of Greece in 1913. Prior to then, it was under Ottoman rule from 1669-1897; then it functioned as an autonomous state until its union with Greece in 1913. The region of Crete includes several islands: Crete, of course, but also Gavdos, Gavdopoula, Dia, Chrysi, Koufonisi and the islands of Dionysades. The island…

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