The island is subdivided in 4 provinces:
Chania, with its capital Chania,
Rethymno, with its capital Rethymnon,
Iraklio, with its capital Iraklion and
Lasithi with its capital Agios Nikolaos.
Tourism, agriculture and cattle-breeding form the main income to the people of Crete. In the small towns they stick to their century old traditions. Here you can still find the elderly Cretan people in their traditional costumes and their donkey being an important way of transport.