The island of Crete in the Mediterranean Sea
Today’s Video of the Day from the European Space Agency features a Copernicus Sentinel-1 satellite view of Crete, Greece’s most populated island.
With an area of about 3,300 square miles, Crete is one of the largest islands in the Mediterranean Sea. Several smaller islands can be seen nearby, including Gavdos, Chrisi and Dia.
Crete is known for its rugged landscape that is dominated by mountains. Mount Ida, which is visible in the center of the island, is Crete’s highest mountain.
Greece only has two native mammal species and they can both be found on Crete – the Cretan Shrew and the Cretan Spiny Mouse.
Video Credit: ESA
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