Top 10 Family Activities in Crete

1. Watersports and a hedonistic nightlife awaits the young and energetic in Malia

2. Attempt the arduous climb to the peak of Mountain Idi, the highest mountain of Crete

3. Drive the spectacular route through mountain scenery to Lasithi. 30km or 18 milss route from Neapolis

4. Take to the skies parasailing over Oasis Beach, near Chania. Just 3 km or 2 miles east along the headland from Chania

5. Hike the 17 km or 11 mile trek through the breathtaking Samaria Gorge. The gorge path is open from mid-April to min-October

6. Dance the night away in the open-air nightclubs in Platanias

7. Explore World War 2 wrecks on a scuba dive with Dolphin Diving Center in Scaleta beach, Rethymno

8. Sip an ouzo or fiery raki (the traditional Cretan Spirit) at a local tavern or cafe (kafeneion) in the old city of Chania or Rethymno

9. Kick up some spray windsurfing on breezy Kouremenos beach in Palekastro

10. Discover caverns, grottoes and potholes on the slopes of Zakros Gorge.