Crete is renowned for its natural beauty and diverse landscape. It has spectacular mountain ranges that are dotted with caves and sliced by dramatic gorges that spill out to the sea. We at Rimondi Grand Hotel made a list of places to visit in Crete while on holidays with your family.

Crete has a fascinating marine life that can be explored in different ways. There are plenty of snorkeling areas with rocky beaches and clear blue water filled with a variety of sea life. If you would rather appreciate this without getting wet you could go to Aquaworld Aquarium in Hersonissos. There you can admire real scorpion fish, octopuses or the 8000-liter shark tank.

For a more adventurous family activity you should consider a hiking trip through the many gorges in Crete. The most famous is the Samira Gorge that is about 16 kilometers long. Depending on the water levels, the gorge is open between May and mid-October.

While walking or hiking in Crete, you should consider visiting one of the 3000 caves that are spread throughout the island. The most famous is the Dikteon Cave where legend has it that Zeus was born. The cave is on the northern side of Mount Dicte, located on the Lassithi Plateau on the east of Crete.

If you would rather relax than doing adventurous activities, there is no need to worry. Here at Rimondi we offer your kids entertainment every day and night during the summer season. There are also plenty of things they can play with at our private beach while you just sit back and relax. Take a drink at our pool bar while they enjoy themselves in our waterfall pool.

Visit our website for more day trips, entertainment or information on our hotel in Rethymnon.