Travel with Children

Numerous kid-friendly activities are concentrated on the northern coast east of Iraklio, in Gournes and Hersonisos and surrounds. You can get as wet and wild as you like at water theme parks, including Water City, Acqua Plus and Star Beach. Or, in Gournes, get in touch with your inner brontosaurus at Dinosauria. Horsey folk can canter about with Arion Stables. For something more cultural but equally fun, the Lychnostatis Open Air Museum will appeal to young minds not so keen on archaeological ruins.

Further south, don’t miss visiting the rescued donkeys at Agia Marina Donkey Sanctuary and head off on some sandy rides with Melanouri Horse Farm.