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May 30, 2024

Family-Friendly Activities in Crete

Crete is a fantastic destination for families, offering a wide range of activities that cater to all ages. Here are some family-friendly activities you can enjoy on this beautiful Greek island:

  • Elafonissi Beach:

Known for its pink sand and crystal-clear waters, Elafonissi Beach is perfect for a family beach day. The shallow waters make it safe for kids to swim and play.

  • Balos Lagoon:

Take a boat trip to Balos Lagoon, where you’ll find stunning turquoise waters and unique rock formations. It’s a great spot for snorkeling and exploring with the family.

  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum:

Explore the history of Crete at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Kids can learn about ancient civilizations and see artifacts from the Minoan period.

  • Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre:

Visit the aquarium in Hersonissos to discover marine life and reptiles. The interactive exhibits and informative staff make it an educational experience for children.

Wander through the charming streets of Agios Nikolaos. Kids will love exploring the narrow alleys, discovering hidden gems, and enjoying local treats. From the port, you can also enjoy a tour with the Little Train, or discover the underwater life of Agios Nikolaos with the semi-submarine.

  • Pirate Boat Cruise in Rethymno:

Embark on a pirate-themed boat cruise from Rethymno. Kids can dress up, participate in treasure hunts, and enjoy the scenic views of the coastline.

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  • Acqua Plus Water Park:

Make a splash at Acqua Plus Water Park in Hersonissos. With water slides, lazy rivers, and pools, it’s a fun-filled day for the whole family.

  • Cretaquarium:

Discover marine life at Cretaquarium near Heraklion. The underwater tunnel provides an up-close view of colorful fish, sharks, and other sea creatures.

Take a trip back in time at the Palace of Knossos. Kids can explore the ancient ruins and learn about the fascinating Minoan civilization.

Take a boat trip to Spinalonga Island, which was once a Venetian fortress and later served as a leper colony. Explore its historic ruins and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding sea.

Almyros Beach is a family-friendly spot with calm waters and soft sand. It’s ideal for swimming, sunbathing, and building sandcastles.


Remember to capture those special moments with your family as you explore Crete’s natural beauty and rich history!

Experience the magic of Crete with your children – book your accommodation now for an unforgettable getaway!

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