Things to see and do with kids in Crete

Crete Kids Attractions

With miles of coastline the beautiful sandy beaches may be more than enough to keep kids happy on holiday, but travellers would be wrong to think this is all there is on offer for kids on Crete.

Kids and adults alike will love taking a pirate ship cruise for the day from Rethymno, enjoy splashing around in the Limnoupolis Water Park in Chania, or have a ball taking part in some traditional water activities like jet skiing, snorkelling, waterskiing and banana boat rides at Star Beach Water Park in Hersonissos. A day-trip to the small island of Spinalonga, just north of Crete, to explore the fortress of the former leper colony, is a must for those interested in this sort of history and kids tend to find the place fascinating and spooky as all the buildings and streets are empty and abandoned. Kids might not be interested in all the historical sites, but tell them the story of the labyrinth and legendary Minotaur who is said to have lived in Knossos Palace, and they'll be captivated by this majestic attraction for hours. At any rate, some children love nothing more than an exciting ruin to explore and can let their imaginations run wild in these ancient, atmospheric places.

When the weather is grey and outdoor activities with the children are not an option, parents staying in some of the larger hotels can make use of the kid's clubs which offer mini discos, indoor playgrounds, scavenger hunts and more, and are a good way for kids to make friends and stay happy during bad weather.

Crete Aquarium

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Lido Waterpark

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Limnoupolis Waterpark

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