Top 4 Places to Holiday in Crete with Kids


crete town chania

1. Chania

This Cretan harbor town is one of the most picturesque cities in Greece and is the second-largest city in Crete.  There is a rich sense of history, culture, and architecture within the city after being occupied several times over the last few centuries. From the enchanting Venetian harbor or the quaint labyrinth of the narrow streets of the charming old town, Chania will steal your heart.

What to do with a baby in Chania

  • Walk to the Venetian lighthouse
  • Visit the Maritime Museum of Crete
  • Take a glass-bottom boat trip around the harbor

RETHYMNO fountain

2. Rethymno

Lying halfway between Chania and Heraklion, Rethymno boasts elegant architecture and a picturesque port. 

From the Old Town’s charm to its proximity to sandy beaches, Rethymno offers history, culture, and relaxation. The Old Town Rethymno is one of the best-preserved examples of Renaissance architecture, boosting influence from the Venetian and Ottoman rule. With maze-like cobblestone streets lined with shops, cafes, and restaurants, the options are seemingly endless. On the other hand, there is also a more modern side of town. This newly developed part in the city has a vastly sandy beach, lined with hotels, restaurants, and bars.

What to do with a baby in Rethymno

  • Visit the Fortezza
  • Walk the Venetian Harbour
  • Explore Old Town Rethymno
  • Go to the Beach

agios nikolaos lake

3. Agios Nikolaos

The capital of the Lasithi region, Agios Nikolaos, is a seaside town just an hour’s drive from Crete’s capital Heraklion. Built partly atop ancient remains,  hills, a lake, a port, and many beaches make up Agios Nikolaos. The town’s array of experiences and authentic Cretan hospitality make it an ideal holiday destination for families of all ages. The picturesque Voulismeni lake is known for its many legends. One, according to mythology Athena and Artemis, bathe in its waters.

What to do with a baby in Agios Nikolaos

  • Spend the day at Ammos, a small public beach by the marina
  • Take a boat trip to Spinalonga
  • Enjoy a short walk to Ammoundi beach
  • Walk around the town and lake

crete town to visit

4. Falasarna

A small-town resort on the west side of Crete, Falasarna, is the perfect location for those wanting a beach holiday. Famous for its several stunning beaches and clear turquoise blue water, Falasarnsa has been voted one of the most beautiful beaches on Crete. Most of the beaches provide umbrellas, lounge chairs, and drink side service. There are also taverns on the beach as well as chair service.

What to do with a baby in Falasarna

  • Eat at Adam’s Taverna

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