The best things to do on Crete
Stunning Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands and has a huge range of attractions for all ages. Here is our insider’s guide to the best things to do on Crete.
Acqua Plus Water Park
The most popular water park on the island of Crete for over twenty years, offering great fun and good service to more than 100000 satisfied clients per year. It is located 5km from Hersonissos and 30km from the city of Heraklion.
Chania Old Town
The Old Town in Chania is a mix of Cretan, Venetian and Ottoman elements with wonderful architecture. There is so much to see and do for tourists of all ages, including the old Venetian harbour, Ottoman and Neoclassical architecture, picturesque cafes and little taverns, museums and exhibitions.
Heraklion Archaeological Museum
The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is one of the largest and regarded as one of Europe’s most important museums. Reopened in 2014 after a long renovation. The museum covers 5500 years of the Crete’s history and houses the most magnificent collection of Minoan art and culture in the world.
The Palace of Knossos
The Minoan Palace at Knossos is one of the biggest attractions on Crete, and well worth at least half a day of your time. A labyrinth of massive columns and beautiful frescoes, the Palace of Knossos is a testament to the sophistication of the Minoan civilization that disappeared sometime in the 14th century.
Samaria Gorge National Park
Contained within the Samaria National Park, stretching for about 10 miles through southern Chania Prefecture’s White Mountains is the impressive gorge which is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site’s tentative list. A must see for hikers of all abilities whilst on holiday in Crete.
Crete isn’t short of beautiful beaches but surely one of the most stunning is Elafonisi. Located in the southwest corner of Crete, Elafonisi Beach sparkles with pink-tinted sand and crystal-clear Mediterranean waters.
Botanical Park & Gardens Of Crete
Awaken your senses with a trip to the Botanical Park & Gardens of Crete with spectacular scenery, alive with butterflies and a variety of wild birds. The many and varied plants, herbs and trees thrive at the feet of the White Mountains.