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getting to crete, areas in crete & things to see & do in Crete

In this section you can find out more about getting to Crete plus car hire and taxi transfers once you have arrived

Our page with a host of information you might need to help plan your holiday to Crete can be found here

The villas we feature are all located near to Chania - find out more about the areas here.

Crete is the largest of the Greek islands and therefore has plenty to offer everyone who visits.  We have put together a selection of things to see and do in Crete.

 

Some of the more well known activities are listed below - 

The Samaria Gorge

Situated in the beautiful National Park of Samaria, West of Crete, this is one of the most commonly known attractions on the island and visited by thousands of tourists each year. Read more....

Chania - The City

Chania is a good starting point for a tour of the western part of Crete, a part of the island with magnificent natural beauty. There are lots of places of interest within driving distance, both to the east, west and south. Read more….

Lake Kournas

Lake Kournas is the only freshwater lake in the whole of Crete and is set in a beautiful landscape, lying in a valley among the hills, only 3 kms inland from Georgioupolis.  It is relatively small, with a maximum length of 1,087 m and a maximum breadth of 880 m. It covers an area of 579,000 sq. m. and is generally shallow, 22.5 m at its deepest point, while it lies approximately 20 m above sea level.  If you visit on a grey day, the landscape is reminiscent of a mountain lake in the Alps rather than being in Crete. Read more….

Limnoupolis Waterpark

A fun day out in the sun at Chania's biggest waterpark - Limnoupolis! Plenty of water glides and rides for the whole family.  Situated 8 kms to the west of Chania. Read more….

 

Ancient Sites in West Crete

Crete, with layer upon layer of civilization, accordingly there are many ancient sites all over the island to visit. You will not find many Minoan remains in West Crete, at the most a few walls here and there (for example in Kanevaro St. in Chania where you can see the excavations of four Minoan villas).  Roman and Hellenistic ruins are more widespread but few excavations have been conducted, meaning that most ancient sites do not offer much to see to the visitor. The following places are however worth a visit. Read more….

Site of Knossos in Heraklion

An absolute must for many visitors to Crete is a trip to the archaeological site of Knossos which is situated  5 km southeast of the city of Heraklion. Read more....

Other Activities and Days Out

When you have had enough of the sun or simply want a change from the villa, the beach or sightseeing in the car then the following ideas should give you something for everybody in your party to enjoy.  Read more….