Explore the ancient port and protected harbour of the town of Heraklion, while also enjoying all the cosmopolitan delights of the largest city on Crete. Book accommodation close by the city to take advantage of superb beaches and water fun, and you'll also have loads of opportunity to head to the bright city lights for sophisticated family fun during the long evenings. The Palace of Knossos is an unmissable attraction and testament to Crete's ancient Minoan civilisations. Heraklion Archaeological Museum is another popular, local visitor attraction.
Just a short distance from Chania Airport, the area around Chania is renowned for its sandy coves and bays, great family-friendly entertainment, babysitting services, spa treatments, water activities, and more. If you simply want to spend a quiet, relaxing beach holiday in the Crete sunshine with all amenities close by, you can't go wrong when booking in this area. Watch the kids enjoying pedalos in the safe waters, check out the scuba diving action, book local, crewed boat trips to explore some of the more remote beaches along the coast, or simply head poolside with a good book and plenty of sun cream!
The sleepy town of Falasarna is located on the western shores of the island, and this is where all the best beaches can be found! Culture lovers will appreciate a trip to the ancient ruins close to the city. Take a couple of boat trips during your holiday to make it easy to access some of the most spectacular, remote, and hauntingly beautiful beaches along this spectacular coastline.
A boat trip to the small isle of Elafonisi will delight the kids if you're staying close to Falasarna. The pink sands of the island will be one of the kids' most memorable holiday experiences.