A beach on the island of Crete.
Crete definition by Webster's New World
- Greek island in the E Mediterranean: 3,219 sq mi (8,337 sq km); pop. 540,000; cap. Iraklion
- S section of the Aegean Sea, between Crete and the Cyclades
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- Cretan adjective, noun
Crete definition by American Heritage Dictionary
An island of southeast Greece in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. Its Minoan civilization, centered at the city of Knossos on the northern coast, was one of the earliest in the world and reached the height of its wealth and power c. 1600 B.C. Crete subsequently fell to the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Venetians, and Ottoman Turks. The islanders proclaimed their union with modern Greece in 1908.
- Creˈtan adjective & n.
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, Sea of
A section of the southern Aegean Sea between Crete and the Cyclades Islands.
Crete - Cultural Definition
Island in southeastern Greece in the Mediterranean Sea.