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Explore Crete Island

With its blend of incredible natural beauty, rich history and a whole host of family-friendly activities—Crete is a magical island that will take your breath away. From the top of the White Mountains all the way down to the white sands of the beaches, the island’s landscape is truly awe-inspiring. Add to that the diverse range of cities and picturesque villages, mouth-watering cuisine, and fantastic attractions, and you and your family are all but guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience.

Things to see in Crete Island

The Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre is the perfect attraction for those traveling with children. This quaint aquarium is small in size but makes up for it with its great atmosphere, friendly and knowledgeable staff, and the fact that you can hold and pet the animals. You can learn all about the incredible history of the island at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, which features a stunning range of artefacts that give you an insight into life on the island in ancient times. Arion Stables is another perfect place to go if you’re looking for family-friendly activities. There’s a petting zoo and playground that will keep the kids occupied for hours, and you can book donkey and pony rides. If the natural beauty of the island isn’t enough, visit the Botanical Park of Crete. These gorgeous gardens contain hundreds of species of plants, trees, and animals from all over the world.

Family-friendly hotels in Crete Island

Whether you decide on a luxury 5-star hotel or one of the island’s budget offerings, there’s a great choice when it comes to family-friendly hotels in Crete. You can enjoy a meal in the hotel’s restaurant, or a raki in the hotel bar if you don’t want to venture out. Soak up the Mediterranean sun on the hotel roof terrace or indulge in a pampering spa treatment. If you’re concerned about enjoying the services on offer when you have children then worry not, as the kid-friendly hotels in Crete have childcare services, leaving you to enjoy a bit of time to yourself.

Where to stay in Crete Island

The island’s capital, Heraklion, is a great choice for families looking for hotel deals in Crete. It’s a great spot for a Crete family vacation as there is so much to do and see, with plenty of attractions and delectable cuisine on offer. Chania on the northwest coast is a picturesque port town, featuring beautiful old buildings and lots of sights suitable for all the family, not to mention its stunning beaches. Another option for those looking for a family-friendly hotel in Crete is Sitia. This is an ideal city if you want a more authentic, less touristy place to stay in.

How to get to Crete Island

Crete has three airports that you can fly to from mainland Europe. Heraklion International Airport is the main airport, located near the center of the island. Chania International Airport is to the west and the smallest, Sitia Public Airport, is in the east. You can fly from Athens to these airports all year round, but during the high season period between April and November you can get flights from any major European city—making it even easier to reach from North America. To get around the island it’s easiest to hire a car, but there’s also a reliable and frequent bus service.

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