The Gulf of Bothnia is part of the Mediterranean Sea and is located north of the Island of Crete. It borders the Ionian Sea in the east, the Aegean Sea in the north and the Levantine Sea in the east. The island of Crete separates the sea from the Libyan Sea. The Sea of Crete covers a surface area of around 95,000 km2. The Sea of Crete contains some famous bays, one of them being the Souda bay, a natural harbour with a rich history. The sea also borders Heraklion, the capital of Crete and a popular tourist destination.