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Things to do in Crete

Crete – A treasure trove of foods, beaches, scenery and culture

Crete is the largest Greek island as well as the 5th largest in the Mediterranean Sea and features a temperate climate. With a hilly landscape of beautiful mountains, Crete is the most mountainous European island with three ranges: White Mountains, Mount Ida and Dikti Mountains.

 

Things to do in Crete

Crete is famous for being the birthplace of the mythical god Zeus and it is touted as one of the oldest civilizations in Europe.

 

Crete beaches

If you love beach activates, you wont have a problem finding things to do in Crete as the beautiful island is full of sprawling beaches for you to swim or have fun strolling along in the sunshine. Visit beaches  such as Balos, Chiona, Diasari, and Elafonissos.

 

Crete nightlife

Crete nightlife is very busy and consists of four main resort areas complete with several popular nightspots. You can find anything from calm to wild and all that’s in between with much of the action in areas of Heraklion, and Limenas Hersonissou.

 

Crete Aquarium

Many people, especially those with children, will love visiting the Crete Aquarium, which is known as Aqua World and houses lots of examples of local marine and reptile life from the surrounding area. It’s open from April to the end of October and reasonably priced.

 

Crete Golf Club

Golfers will love the 18 holes at the Crete Golf Course which is easily accessible from the airport. It is built to PGA standards and has a beautiful layout that provides players with a panoramic view of the area.

 

When to go to Crete

While the weather makes just about any time of the year great for visiting Crete, it is famous for several festivals throughout the year, including a Carnival held 40 days before Easter, the annual tradition of May 1st holiday picnics, the Rethimnon Wine Festival in July, and the Sitia Sultana Festival in August just to name a few.

 

Things to do in Crete

Crete Facts

Population623 065
CountryGreece
LanguageGreek
CurrencyEuro
Longitude24.91
Latitude35.21
AirportNikos Kazantzakis, Greece (HER)

Crete average temperatures

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
14~16 °C 15~17 °C 18 °C 21 °C 24~25 °C 28~29 °C 30~32 °C 30~32 °C 27~29 °C 23~25 °C 19~21 °C 16~18 °C

GOLF

Golf in Crete

For golf lovers going to Crete, there is only one alternative. Lucky then that it is a great alternative, seeing as Crete Golf Club is a splendid club with a beautiful course. It is a course that is designed to suit players of all skill levels, not least professionals as it is a tournament course having featured Aegean Airlines ProAM and the annual International Diaspora Tournament. Golfers will love the 18 holes at the Crete Golf Course which is easily accessible from the airport. It is built to PGA standards and has a beautiful layout that provides players with a panoramic view of the area.

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WATER-PARK

Water Parks in Crete - Wild Water City

While in Crete you can swing by what claims to be the wildest water park in Europe, Water City. This park is a place where you can experience thrilling and adrenaline-pumping water slides as well as a place for you to relax and enjoy the sun. This park caters to all ages and tastes, choose between the 36 different attractions, both exciting and relaxing ones. The whole family will leave this place with a smile on their face! Other parks you could try in Crete is Limnoupolis Water Park and AcquaPlus.

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THEME-PARKS

Theme Parks in Crete - A Jurassic Experience at Dinosauria

If you are in Crete and find dinosaurs interesting Dinosauria Park is a must! Walking into this park makes you feel like entering a whole other world, a world where dinosaures exist. Swing by the Dino Museum or the Dino Hospital. Catch a movie in the 5D or 7D cinemas and let loose of all your energy in the fun playground!

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