The Decentralized Administration of Crete is an organizational level of the Hellenic Public Administration and was established in 2011 under the new Hellenic Administrative division (Law 3852/2010: “Kallikratis” Program).
According to paragraph 1, article 101 of the Hellenic Constitution “The state administration is organized according to a decentralized system” and the local authorities. According to paragraph 1 of article 102 of the Hellenic Constitution “The administration of local affairs belongs to the 1st level (Municipalities) and 2nd level (Regions) local Authorities.” Thus, the establishment and operation of the Decentralized Authorities is a Constitutional Mandate.
The institutional framework of the Decentralized Administration of Crete is defined in the Presidential Decree 136/2010. P.D. 136/2010