5 Things to do in Crete with Kids

A couple of weeks ago I wrote all about our amazing holiday to Crete with Villa Plus. I wanted however to write a little bit more about some of the fun things we got up to as I thought it might help if you are planning to go to Crete either with or without children. We knew Crete was going to be lovely before we visited, but we didn’t realise just what a beautiful island it is and just how much there is to do there. Of course it is the largest of the Greek Islands, but it is also absolutely stunning and we had a great time exploring while we were there. We felt we did the perfect mix of having relaxation time and also getting out and exploring.

Here are 5 things we really enjoyed doing while we were there…


Our Villa Plus rep actually recommended we head to Falassarna which is over on the West side of the island. It took just over an hour from where we were near Chania, but I would 100 percent recommend a trip. It’s a really lovely sandy beach perfect for families, with lovely clear, turquoise waters.

We actually went just to go and see the sunset so didn’t spend the day at the beach- our rep told us that it Falassarna had a reputation for beautiful sunsets as the sun set into the sea- and she wasn’t wrong. We headed there around 4pm and went for dinner at a gorgeous little restaurant overlooking the beach, appropriately named ‘Sunset’, before heading down to the beach to watch the sunset. It was beautiful and one of the highlights of our time there. It was the most stunning sunset I have ever seen and I had tears in my eyes sitting there watching it with the people I love most.

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