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October 20, 2019

40 Fascinating Color Pics Document Everyday Life of Crete Island in the Early 1970s

Crete is the largest and most populous of the Greek islands, the 88th largest island in the world and the fifth largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, after Sicily, Sardinia, Cyprus, and Corsica. It bounds the southern border of the Aegean sea. Crete lies approximately 160 km (99 mi) south of the Greek mainland. It has an area of 8,336 km2 (3,219 sq mi) and a coastline of 1,046 km (650 mi).

Crete and a number of surrounding islands and islets constitute the region of Crete, the southernmost of the 13 top-level administrative units of Greece; the region is the fifth most populous region of Greece.

The island is mountainous, and its character is defined by a high mountain range crossing from west to east; the range of Lefka Ori contains Crete's highest point, Mount Ida. Crete forms a significant part of the economy and cultural heritage of Greece, while retaining its own local cultural traits (such as its own poetry and music).

Here below is a set of fascinating color photos found by eyedot that documented everyday life of Crete island in 1971.












































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