After another long school year, whisk the kids away on an exciting adventure holiday to Crete. Blow off some steam and take in some fresh air with a multitude of different and fantastic activities that will engage the whole family. There’s something to suit everyone on this beautiful island, whether you’re a thrill-seeking water sports fan, into relaxing on the beach and taking in the scenery or just keen on learning some local history. |
Not only has a holiday to Crete got plenty to offer the fun-loving family, it is also a simply stunning holiday location. Its warm climate, interesting geography and breath-taking views make this the ideal spot for a break away from everyday life and chaos.
A Cavernous Expedition
The many caves in Crete is owed to its compelling physical geography, and they each have interesting features to explore and stories to tell. The Diktaean Cave, for example, is home to many ancient relics and is widely visited because it is the site where Zeus was said to have been raised. The Labyrinth Cave, which is man-made, features a maze you can explore. Allot plenty of time for this though, because some corridors are over 2.5km long! For something a bit different, dive into the underwater Cave of Elephants, perfect for snorkelling among the stalactites.
Mountain Bike Adventure
Enjoy Crete’s wonderful landscape from the best point of view possible – the mountaintops. You can easily hire bikes for very reasonable prices, and you can even rent baby seats for the back so your little ones can partake in the journey too. Since exploring the island by bicycle is the best way to see it, there are many tour operators who can take you on personalised routes – and there are a variety of difficulty levels available. You and your family can even opt to go solo and find your own route if you’re feeling particularly adventurous.
Water Sports and Beach Fun
For the adrenaline junkies in the family, there are many water sports opportunities on the island. From windsurfing to kayaking, there is plenty to keep the active among you entertained. If you see a day by the sea as a chance to catch up on some much-needed rest, the island is filled with gorgeous beaches with crystal waters and white sand so you can soak up the sun to your heart’s content.
Where to Stay
A comfortable and pleasant place to stay is the perfect accompaniment to an action-packed family holiday as it will ensure you rest well between each busy day. St Nicholas Bay Resort Hotel & Villas is the answer – with comfortable rooms, a private beach, two seawater swimming pools and kids club, your needs will be well and truly catered to.
Take a holiday to Crete this summer for unforgettable family fun.
Author Plate John Dixon is an experienced world traveller and the Managing Director of Prestige Holidays. Whether you’re interested in a holiday to Crete, Bermuda or Croatia, John and his team have the knowledge and the expertise to find the perfect accommodation to suit your holiday style. John tries to visit each of the destinations regularly in order to ensure the quality of his properties, and stay up-to-date about the latest local news and events.
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