Top attractions and Αctivities for Κids in Heraklion!

Find out where to go & what to see with kids in Heraklion. Check out activities & sights for the whole family and have the most memorable holidays.
Top attractions and Αctivities for Κids in Heraklion!

Crete has always been a popular choice for family vacations and not without reason. Τhe island is large and offers a wide range of activities. Explore unique attractions and entertainment options by renting a car from Heraklion. Start planning your family holidays in Heraklion to discover the history and culture of Greece's largest island.

Heraklion: Go sightseeing with your children

Heraklion is the top choice for families since the city offers plenty of events and activities for young children.

Explore the deep sea at CretAquarium

Cretaquarium diver

CretAquarium is probably one of the most popular places for kids in Heraklion and one of the biggest aquariums in Europe. Arrange your trip today and visit an aquatic paradise in the heart of Heraklion.

See thousands of marine creatures such as sharks, seahorses, sea turtles, jellyfish. For the full experience, select a special tour for small children. Complete your car rental from Heraklion airport and discover everything there is to know about the marine environment.

Visit famous museums and archaeological sites

Archaeological Museum

There are many sights in Heraklion, therefore you will need time to see them all. To ensure you visit them all, start making a list of museums and archaeological sites you wish to visit.

If you find yourself in Heraklion, you must definitely pay a visit to one of the most well-known sights in Crete, the Minoan Palace of Knossos. Tour the site and admire the impressive frescoes that are preserved in excellent condition to this day.

Next stop, the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. Established in 1900, it is considered one of the oldest museums in Greece and one of the most important in Europe! To avoid the queues and hassle, book your tickets online via the museum's website and take in the findings of the Minoan civilization.

Travel to nearby villages

Traditional villages in Heraklion

It is not possible to visit Heraklion without taking a few days to get to know the neighboring villages. Discover villages near Heraklion with impressive traditional architecture and welcoming residents.

Plan excursions in the surrounding villages and enjoy a cup of coffee in a traditional coffee shop while watching the kids play in the square. Savor regional goods and stroll through the peaceful alleys.

Keep in mind that you can rent a car in Chania if you wish to extend your stay outside of Heraklion. See everything you can imagine, and fill your phone with colorful photos of your family vacation.

Dive into crystal clear waters and enjoy the sun

Agia Pelagia Beach

If you're travelling to Crete with children, you should definitely spend a day playing and diving at one of Heraklion's many beaches. Consider your options and find the one that best suits your needs and preferences.

Drive to the charming fishing village of Agia Pelagia and spend the day on an organized coarse-beach. Reach Gouves, where the water is shallow and the beach is full of soft sand. If you are coming from other areas of Crete, don't forget that you can arrange car rental in Rethymno to reach your destination comfortably and have fun by the sea.

Hike in evergreen gorges

Knosano Gorge

If you are a nature lover who is always seeking out new sights and experiences, all you need to do is hop on your rental car, grab the appropriate footwear, and head to one of Heraklion's many gorges.

When you arrive at the Juktas Ecological-Archaeological Park, which includes the Knosano, Kounaviano, and Astrakiano Gorge, you will be treated to a unique and beautiful natural scene.

There are a plethora of kid-friendly activities available in Heraklion. Make sure to include everything you want to see and do in Crete when scheduling your vacation.

No matter which part of the island you decide to explore, Crete will not disappoint you. Choose with Carwiz a car rental from Souda or in case you arrive by plane, hire a car at the airport in Chania to move around quickly and comfortably.

Find the vehicle that meets your family's needs and set off for unforgettable journeys.

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