Crete is the largest island in Greece and the second biggest island in the eastern Mediterranean. Crete consists of four prefectures, Lasithi (capital Agios Nikolaos), Rethymno and Chania. Other big cities are Ierapetra, Sitia, Kissamos and Chersonisos, which is visited by a great number of tourists every year. In Crete, there are affordable properties (1,700-2,700€/sqm) but also expensive country villas (3,500-7,000€/sqm) each one with its own private beach, swimming pool and other special amenities.