Crete is a wonderful place for a holiday as it has something for everyone. Crete is home to lots of Greece's cultural heritage. It's also a picturesque place that's ideal for those who like to explore.
Don't visit a naturally beautiful place like Crete without checking out everything nature has to offer.
1. Visit Balos Beach and Lagoon
Visiting Balos Beach and Lagoon is the first of our 10 things to do in Crete. An off road drive, which is part of the adventure, takes you to incredibly picturesque world-class beach where amazing, calm, shallow and warm water greets you.
2. Samaria Gorge National Park
Our second suggestion is to take in Samaria Gorge National Park. Gorgeous views, clear water and a challenging hike await you there. Safari Club Crete offer nature but with a little more excitement thrown in. You'll see wild goat herds while you travel in the mountains with a knowledgeable driver who will be more than happy to explain the Cretan way of life while giving you insights into the land.
3. Boat tour
While you're in Crete you should take at least one boat tour. There are loads to choose from including day cruises that take you around the island, sailing trips that take you on swimming excursions to otherwise impossible to reach places.
Go on the fantastic semi-submarine that offers tourists a chance to glimpse life under the sea.
5. Black Rose Pirate Boat
Augment whichever one of those you chose with a trip on the Black Rose Pirate Boat. Seeing the island from a boat decked out like a pirate's ship complete with crow's nests and a jolly roger is something that people of all ages will get a kick out of.
6. Sea Shark Glass Bottom Boat
The Sea Shark glass bottom boat is the 6th thing we're suggesting to do in Crete but it's quite possibly the best activity on our list. The boat itself is modern, comfortable and new so it's a great place to spend a few hours but the best feature is of course its glass bottom that will allow you to take some of the holiday's most remarkable images.
7. Scuba dive or snorkel
Scuba and snorkelling adventure trips are another attraction in Crete that shouldn't be missed. There's nothing quite like getting up close and personal with nature while on holiday.
8. Palace of Knossos
You can't visit Crete without taking a trip the The Palace of Knossos. This is quite possibly the most important archaeological site in Crete. This place was the cultural and political centre for the Minoan civilisation that populated the island between 2600 to 1400 BC. The site offers a collection of original and reconstructed architecture which combine to give you clear picture of life back in those days.
9. Anciient Aptera
Ancient Aptera is another important historical site. At least 4 civilisations have built on the site so you'll see a mixture of Doric temples and Roman baths along with an ancient theatre that will take your breath away.
If you're interested in activity holidays, get in touch with Cycling Creta. Your trip can be as energetic as you like though because your guide will ride at your pace. Whatever you choose to do make sure you take plenty of photos!