With long white sands and months of glorious sunshine, Crete is the ideal destination for a family holiday. Not only is the climate near perfect, there are plenty of things to see and do to keep your little ones amused. Here is a rundown of our favourite family friendly activities in Crete:
Limnoupolis Water Park
Water parks are always a hit with kids, and Limnoupolis is no exception. Located just outside Chania on the west of the island, this big water park is one of the largest in Crete. Splashes and thrills are almost guaranteed, with slides up to 80 metres long, and drops of up to 55 metres! However, if that sounds a bit too adventurous for you, you could always laze the day away in the jacuzzi or gently splash in the specially designed children’s pool.
A holiday to Crete is a great idea if your little one is a budding archaeologist. With lots of interesting historical sites dotted around the island, there is plenty for kids that are curious about history to explore. The most popular site in Crete is unarguably Knossos, which is around 5km from the centre of the island’s capital, Heraklion. Once you have marvelled at the beautiful architecture of this stunning site, head back into town and discover more artefacts at the fascinating archaeological museum.
Little animal lovers will love a trip to Aquaworld, situated in Hersonissos. Here, children can discover a wide selection of sea life and reptiles from all over the world – they may even get the chance to get some hands-on interaction with some of the friendlier animals!
With tickets on sale only €6 for adults and €4 for children, it really is a great value day out for the whole family.
Of course, if you would rather get up close and personal to sea life in their natural habitat, then you should take advantage of a local snorkelling school. No matter where you are staying on the island, there is bound to be one near you.
Snorkelling is a great alternative to diving for less confident swimmers and those with kids. The children will love exploring the crystal clear waters, which are teeming with lots of beautiful sea life and gorgeous underwater plants.
No matter what your children are into, there is bound to be something perfect for your family on the beautiful island of Crete. With gorgeous weather, delicious food and plenty to see and do, it really does make the ideal family holiday.