Family holidays in Crete begin with the promise of long, hot summers and near-assured sunshine. A large island, it has plenty to offer from peaceful villages to lively beaches packed with watersports activities.
Our starting point for a family holiday in Crete is Aghios Nikolaos, where the focal point is the busy little harbour surronded by shops, bars and pleasant eateries. Boat trips may be taken from the harbour and for those seeking after-dark adventure there are plenty of music bars. For those seeking a little more luxury, the resort of Aghios Nikolaos is the one for you.
Close by in terms of both luxury and location is the resort of Elounda, a large but tranquil village offering everything you could want from eating to shopping to entertainment. Set in a dramatic location, Elounda has pebble coves with great snorkelling and a man-made sandy beach and plenty of watersports to occupy your time. Restaurant choices are limited only by your imagination and there are plenty of family-friendly hotels and holiday complexes to be found.
The lively resort of Hersonissos appeals to those who wish to remain active throughout their family holiday, starting with the Star Beach Waterpark and ending with the buzzing village centre packed with bars and shops. Eating out on the lengthy waterfront is almost a prerequisite and accommodation can be found equally close to the beach!
For those seeking a familt holiday in Crete filled with peace, tranquility and luxury, look no further than the Kalliston Luxury Resort in Kalamaki, residing a short distance from Chania.