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The SEA OF CRETE (Greek : Κρητικό Πέλαγος, Kritiko Pelagos) is a sea, part of the Aegean Sea , located in its Southern extremity. The sea stretches to the North of the island of Crete , East of the islands of Kythera and Antikythera , South of the Cyclades , and West of the Dodecanese islands of Rhodes , Karpathos and Kassos . The bounding sea to the West is the Ionian Sea . To the Northwest is the Myrtoan Sea - between Peloponnese and the Cyclades , also part of the Aegean Sea. To the East-SE is the rest of the Mediterranean Sea , sometimes credited as the Levantine Sea . Across the island of Crete , to the opposite shore of it begins the Libyan Sea . Ferry routes to and from Piraeus and Heraklion , as well as the Southern islands of the Aegean and the Dodecanese, run in this area. Just off the coastline of Northeastern Crete the sea reaches a maximum depth of near 3,294 m (10,000 ft.) Other sources (maps) show a maximum depth of 2,591 m.(8,500 ft.)

PORT TOWNS AND CITIES

* Kastelli-Kissamos , southwest * Chania , southwest * Souda , south-southwest * Rethymno , south * Heraklio , south * Agios Nikolaos , southeast * Sitia , southeast * Kassos (Fry), southeast * Anafi , northeast * Thira , north

BAYS

* Chania Bay , south * Souda Bay , southeast * Almyros Bay , south * Mirabello Bay , southeast

REFERENCES

* Peter Saundry, C.Michael Hogan & Steve Baum. 2011. Sea of Crete. Encyclopedia of Earth. Eds.M.Pidwirny ;background:none transparent;border:none;-moz-box-shadow:none;-webkit-box-shadow:none;box-shadow:none;">v

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Coordinates : 36°N 25°E / 36°N 25°E / 36; 25

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