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City statePolyrrhenia
Primary culture
Cretan (Hellenistic)

Capital province
Polyrrinia (351)

Aristocratic Monarchy

State religion
Military traditions
Cretan heritage

Notes: For Culture.png Cretan culture countries.

Happiness for same culture modifier.png +10% Integrated Culture Happiness
Fort defense.png +5% Fort defense
Army maintenance cost.png +10% Legion maintenance cost

Flag of Polyrrhenia Polyrrhenia is a city-state on Crete.


Main article: Greek missions

If Polyrrhenia forms Flag of Crete Crete, they will unlock the Pan-Hellenic Government mission, which guides them into the unification of the mainland Greek states into a new Flag of Hellenic League Hellenic League. Expanding into ports of Asia, Bithynia et Paphlagonia, or Thrace will unlock access to the The Hospitable Sea, focusing on establishing control of the Black Sea.

Like all other countries, Polyrrhenia also always has access to the generic missions.


Once Polyrrhenia establishes sufficient control over the island, they can form Flag of Crete Crete.


Form Crete

The people of Crete have lived a fractious existence for centuries. It is time to put an end to our petty squabbles, and unite our island under one banner.

Potential requirements
  • Has at least 1 territory
  • The capital is in the province of Crete
  • If the country is AI-controlled, owns at least 3 territories
  • Is not Flag of Crete Crete
  • Is not AI-controlled or has at least 4 territories
  • Is not a Tier 2 or Tier 3 formable
  • Flag of Crete Crete does not currently exist
  • Is not at war or in a civil war
  • Owns the following territories:
    • Knossos (358)
    • Gortyna (361)
    • Hierapytna (355)
    • Polyrrinia (368)

  • Current country becomes Flag of Crete Crete
  • Capital gets the modifier Cretan Administration until the end of the game, giving:
    • Global population growth.png +0.15% Local Population Growth
    • Citizen output +12% Local Citizen Output
  • Tooltip: Issues an ultimatum to all Cretan nations with fewer than #Y 4#! provinces, demanding their annexation. They are very likely to accept.
  • Every country with its capital in the province of Crete that owns less than 4 territories gets the event Cretan Ultimatum
  • Get claims on all territories in the province of Crete
  • Get Province investment 2 free province investments


Polyrrhenia has a Population.png population of 17 pops at the beginning of the game within its city. All pops are Hellenic Cretan.

The population type breakdown is listed below:

  • Pop noble.png 1 Noble
  • Citizens 7 Citizens
  • Freemen 5 Freemen
  • Tribesmen 1 Tribesman
  • Slaves 3 Slaves


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On the Measure of the Earth
As any Greek nation, build Towers in Omboi and Alexandria.