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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
Crete
, East of the islands of Kythera
Kythera
and Antikythera
Antikythera
, South of the Cyclades , and West of the Dodecanese
Dodecanese
islands of Rhodes
Rhodes
, Karpathos
Karpathos
and Kassos . The bounding sea to the West is the Ionian Sea
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
Crete
, to the opposite shore of it begins the Libyan Sea
Libyan Sea
. Ferry routes to and from Piraeus
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
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
Chania
, southwest * Souda
Souda
, south-southwest * Rethymno
Rethymno
, south * Heraklio , south * Agios Nikolaos , southeast * Sitia
Sitia
, southeast * Kassos (Fry), southeast * Anafi
Anafi
, northeast * Thira , north

BAYS

* Chania
Chania
Bay , south * Souda
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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Chukchi Sea
* East Siberian Sea * Greenland Sea * Gulf of Boothia * Kara Sea * Laptev Sea * Lincoln Sea * Prince Gustav Adolf Sea * Pechora Sea * Queen Victoria Sea * Wandel Sea * White Sea

ATLANTIC OCEAN

* Adriatic Sea * Aegean Sea * Alboran Sea
Alboran Sea
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Balearic Sea
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Ionian Sea
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Libyan Sea
* Ligurian Sea * Marmara Sea * Mediterranean Sea * Myrtoan Sea * North Sea * Norwegian Sea * Sargasso Sea * Sea of Åland
Sea of Åland
* Sea of Azov
Sea of Azov
* Sea of Crete * Sea of the Hebrides
Sea of the Hebrides
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Arabian Sea
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Gulf of Aden
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Gulf of Suez
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Laccadive Sea
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Red Sea
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Timor Sea

PACIFIC OCEAN

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Coral Sea
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Gulf of Thailand
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Halmahera Sea
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Mar de Grau
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Savu Sea
* Sea of Japan * Sea of Okhotsk * Seto Inland Sea
Seto Inland Sea
* Shantar Sea * Sibuyan Sea * Solomon Sea * South China Sea
South China Sea
* Sulu Sea * Tasman Sea * Visayan Sea * Yellow Sea

SOUTHERN OCEAN

* Amundsen Sea
Amundsen Sea
* Bellingshausen Sea * Cooperation Sea * Cosmonauts Sea * Davis Sea * D\'Urville Sea * King Haakon VII Sea * Lazarev Sea * Mawson Sea * Riiser-Larsen Sea * Ross Sea * Scotia Sea
Scotia Sea
* Somov Sea
Somov Sea
* Weddell Sea

LANDLOCKED SEAS

* Aral Sea
Aral Sea
* Caspian Sea * Dead Sea * Salton Sea

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

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