The Greek holiday island of Crete has been struck by an earthquake at the height of the summer season.

The 5.2 magnitude tremor hit at 7.40am local time near the capital city of Heraklion, according to the Athens Geodynamic Institute.

No injuries or damage has been reported.

However, local reports said the quake was felt across Crete and other south Aegean islands.

One Twitter user described how they were “woken up pretty sharply” by the earthquake, which had left their “whole room shaking,” according to Sky News.

Another person, who said they were 40 miles from the epicentre, said their villa shook for four to five seconds.

A magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck near Athens which was believed to be an aftershock from a stronger quake.