Hiking – Entertainment

Hiking - Climbing

Samaria Gorge:

It is one of the main sights in Crete, found at the western side of the island, on Lefka Ori Mountains, it is the longest gorge in Europe extending to 18 km long.

Rouvas Gorge:

An exquisite area for visitors to spend a day, as the forest is an ideal place for walking by all, equipped with resting areas with benches and fountain posts.

Zakros Gorge or Gorge of the Dead:

It is a small, beautiful and passable gorge at the eastern side of Crete. The second name derived by the fact that the ancient Minoans used the caves on the steep walls of the gorge to bury the dead.

Psiloritis:

It is the highest mountain in Crete. During the Minoan era, it was a sacred mountain and many myths connect to it. The view of the magnificent landscapes at the top is breath taking.

Lefka Ori:

It is the larger collection of mountain tops, 58 in total over 2.000 meters in latitude. They start from the Prefecture of Rethymnon, their main volume if, however, located at the Prefecture of Chania.

Mountain Dikti:

It is the main mountain range in the Prefecture of Lasithi. One of its top, Spathi, is offered for rock and snow climbing.

Entertainment

Aquarium "Thalassokosmos":

Cretaquarium is part of the Thalassocosmos complex, the largest research, technology and entertainment centre in the Mediterranean. It extends over 6 hectares in the northwest shoreward section of the former American Base at Gournes, Heraklion Prefecture.

Water City – Water Park:

Visitors may find the Water Park in Anopolis and it gives visitors of all ages the opportunity to enjoy fun times full of activities.

Star Beach – Water Park:

It is one of the first and most famous sea-side fun parks in Europe, as it is placed in a specially designed area of 4 acres at the most beautiful spot of Hersonissos.

Aqua Plus – Water Park:

It is found just 7 km away from cosmopolitan Hersonissos. The beautiful garden is the most impressive area of the park. Local flowers and trees together with exotic flowers come together to create a garden of Eden.

Crete Golf Club:

Found in Hersonissos, it is the only 18 hole golf course in Crete and one of the most impressive courses in the Mediterranean. It consists of a unique challenge and pleasurable experience for gold players and visitors alike all year long.

Dinosauria Park:

Started as an idea in 2013 and was first housed in GOURNES ΔΕΚΚ, located in the former American Base. There were hosted 30 different dinosaur species from all periods of the Mesozoic era and other prehistoric animals. In 2014 the exhibits were transferred to their own space, following intensive efforts to be found in their natural environment and to "revive"! In the large family of dinosaurs new species were added and new sections, such as dinosaurs General Hospital, where young and old fans of dinosaurs can see a dinosaur hatches and begins his life in the park. In the space for creative activities, all become children again, trying to find as many dinosaurs may in tidal area, and playing various "dinosaur games" made in space. For the visitors there is the opportunity to watch themed films released in 5D and 7D Cinema. Finally the visitor can enjoy tasty delicacies in Dino Snack Bar and enjoy endless hours of fun and pleasure.

The Labyrinth Theme Park:

Is a family destination park with numerous interactive activities and attractions. It is nestled in the scenic hills above the town of Hersonissos in an area of 15 hectares. The main theme of the park is the Labyrinth, but there will be plenty of other things to do as well! Enjoy the variety of video viewings on the Minoan Civilization shown throughout the day in the projector room. Participate in a round of Mini-Golf, or allow the children a turn on the many quad bikes available! There is an Eco-Garden for nature lovers with Cretan aromatic herbs, local fruit and vegetables and many flowering plants, all labeled in many languages. Naturally, the Cretan Stone Labyrinth can also be enjoyed by the tiny tots. After exercising your brain and legs, an impressive café, reminiscent of ancient Knossos, is there to serve and relax you! Refreshing drinks, a choice of mouthwatering and crisp salads and sandwiches and plenty of ice cream for the kids, will keep your hunger and thirst at bay!

Village & City Tour:

Hersonissos Trains offers you a pleasant and picturesque tour that combines the traditional settlement of Old Hersonissos, the cosmopolitan port and the beautiful beaches of Analipsi and Anisaras. During the journey you will have the opportunity to admire the traditional settlement and the picturesque narrow streets and churches, while our original Greek music will keep you company.

The Matala Beach Festival:

A journey through time with a lot of music and other events, the Matalabeachfestival 2017 will start next to the caves of Matala, on the seashore, where dancing and fun will provide a strong presence. Live concerts of famous bands, Greek and international music scene will take you to a weekend participate in different, unique, that will surely be unforgettable! Come and take part in the largest and multicultural party of the summer!
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