Family holiday in Crete

Crete is one of the largest and most diverse of the Greek islands. It has mountains, amazing beaches and wonderful cities. There are plenty of family friendly activities in Crete, and children are never bored when holidaying anywhere in Greece.


If you’re looking for a getaway that’ll impress the kids, Crete is the right place to go!
For more adventurous tourists, Crete has several gorges that offer spectacular trekking and hiking experiences.
You will be seduced mainly by the beach and crystal-clear waters. And there are also a host of activities for parents and their children to enjoy together, many of which were different from the norm.

There’s more to family holidays to Crete than great value hotels, though. This part of the world scores highly when it comes to weather – think sunny days and pool–perfect temperatures. And sightseeing–wise, there are family–friendly things to see and do wherever you decide to stay.

Crete is more like a small country than another Greek island. It’s not just Greece’s largest island, but arguably its most fascinating and diverse. Its remarkable history is evident across the island, from the ruins of the Minoan palace of Knossos to the Venetian fortresses of Rethymo; from old mosques and Byzantine monasteries to the cave that is the legendary birthplace of Zeus.

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    Aldemar Knossos Royal 5*

    Location: In the historic Knossos, near Hersonissos, lies the Aldemar Knossos Royal Village. Set in grounds overlooking Crete’s north coast, this complex of blue and white bungalows enjoy a private beach.... Read more

  • AKS
    AKS Annabelle Beach Resort 5*

    Location: Located in Hersonissos. Accommodation: The rooms of Aks Annabelle Village are bright and airy and enjoy beautiful garden or pool views. They are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV and... Read more

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    Mitsis Laguna Resort & Spa 5*

    Location: Mitsis Laguna Resort is located on Anissaras sandy beach, only 3 km from Hersonissos. Mitsis Laguna Resort & Spa is 24 km from Heraklion Port and 22 from Heraklion Airport. Accommodation: The... Read more

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    Creta Maris Beach Resort 5*

    Location: Heraklion International Airport is 24 km away. Front desk staff are readily available for car rental, currency exchange and transfers. Accommodation: The spacious, air-conditioned rooms of the... Read more

  • Star1
    Star Beach Village & Water Park 4*

    Location: Just 165 ft from the sandy beach and the port in Hersonissos, the Star Beach Village features a spacious pool complex with water slides, a children’s playground and free on-site parking facilities.... Read more

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    Aquaworld Aquarium – Hersonissos

    Aquaworld Aquarium has been in Hersonissos, Crete, since 1995 and is definitely on the must-do list. Entrance only costs 6 Euro for adults and 4 Euro for children. Even better, you then get a membership card... Read more

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    Labyrinth Theme Park

    Enjoy an original, interactive and fun day for all the family! Enter the world of the Labyrinth and ask yourself, ‘could there possibly be any truth to all this?’ Just how much myth and how much reality is... Read more

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    Botanical Park – One of its kind in Europe

    Nearly 20 hectares of land are waiting to welcome you, full of fruit trees from all over the world, herbs, medicinal and ornamental plants in a park different from others, where the land’s formation and the... Read more

  • Moto1
    Moto experience

    Eurodriver is located on the island of Crete, Greece. Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and is blessed with light and washed in the colours of the sun for 300 days of the year. There is a network of... Read more

  • Arion2
    Arion Stables

    The riding and driving Arion Stable is beautifully situated on a hill between the old villages of Hersonissos and Analipsi. Only 2.5 km from the Analipsi beach (25 minutes to walk). Learn to ride in a relaxed... Read more

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    Pelagos Dive center

    Pelagos Dive Centre has been operating since 1987 and is located in the grounds of the Minos Beach hotel, one of Crete's most attractive and luxurious five star bungalow hotel complexes. It is ideal for all... Read more

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    Happy Train

    Went to this part of Crete, place called Malia, and went around the city by the use of a happy train. It is worth the ride for the experience, for this kind of trip in the village, outskirts, or city does not... Read more

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    Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos – Hersonissos

    Cretaquarium is a unique experience whether you're a visitor to Crete or a resident. Explore the sea world of the Mediterranean close up and marvel at the hundreds of species who live their life beneath the... Read more