Crete is the biggest and most diverse of the Greek islands. Whether you’re a culture vulture, an adrenaline junkie or something in between,
it packs in enough historical, leisure and sporting opportunities for a lifetime of holidays.
We’ve put together a very brief guide to attractions within half an hour to an hour’s drive of Villa Milos. To find out more, check out the links page.
Aquasplash, Anopolis Water City and Star Beach
These jaw-droppingly spectacular water parks are among the best in Europe. A huge variety of rides, pools and waterways are set in exotic
landscaping that feels spacious at the busiest of times. Star Beach even has an exclusive spa with the full range of treatments -
so go pamper girls!
Aphrodite Beach Club
The Hotel Aphrodite’s Beach Club in Gouves is another ideal place for families. Kids can splash about in safety in the big salt water pool,
and if you’re into tennis you can hire one of the three excellent courts. The hotel also serves mega buffet lunches using only organic
Crete’s vibrant capital is well worth at least one visit. Offering retail therapy to suit all budgets, the open-air markets are an experience in
themselves, while the Archaeological Museum houses treasures from all the major sites on the island.
One of the world’s most important archaeological sites, the breathtaking Minoan palace at Knossos is the legendary home of King Minos and
his infamous half-man half-bull house pet. A must see.
The Lasithi Plain
Framed by mountains, this vast plain is covered with orchards and literally thousands of windmills. Stop off at the traditional town of Sitia,
which hosts cultural festivals throughout the year, or visit the Dikteon Cave, Zeus’ reputed birthplace.
Enjoy the views of Spinalonga’s famous Venetian fort from the attractive village of Elounda, where you can also tuck into some fabulous
fish and seafood. Or take your snorkel along to the nearby Kolokytha Peninsula and see the remains of the ancient sunken city of Olous.
If you want to avoid the crowds, this busy resort is not for you. But if you’re into watersports or fancy a wild night out, it most definitely is.
Do everything from jetskiing to parascending by day, and by night choose from over 70 bars and clubs on the buzzing beach road.