Guest blog: Finding Nemo in Crete
My guest blogger Patrick reckons the Greek Islands, with their beautiful beaches, offer a fantastic family holiday destination, especially Crete. It’s on this larger island that you can enjoy a “Finding Nemo” experience thanks to an amazing underwater aquarium of marine life.
The Creta Aquarium is a fantastic place to start if you want to show the kids all the attraction weird and wonderful marine life on show. Without showing too much favouritism, top of the must-sees are the sea horses. They are so cute and compelling to watch.
Also pretty impressive are the Sand Tiger Sharks and Clown Anemonefish. Your kids will know the latter as Nemo!
Other fascinating sea dwellers to admire include sea urchins, starfish, large ham mussels, turtles, octopuses, anemones, lobsters, greater amberjacks, sea basses, and a myriad native colourful fish. Another highlight is the tank full of mesmerising moon jellyfish that appear to be luminous.
What’s in it for you?
There are two reasons to visit the Creta Aquarium: Happy kids and the wonders of the Mediterranean Sea in close up. Cretaquarium also has a snack bar and a gift shop to swallow up your leftover Euros, too.
The Creta Aquarium details
A visit will cost you €6 per adult and €6 per child aged 5 yo 17 years old. Kids under 5 enter for free. The aquarium is open from 9.30am to 9pm during the summer season, which runs from May to September. During the winter season, which runs from October to April the attraction is open from 9.30am to 5pm. And the good news, it’s open 365 days a year including all the public holidays.
What else is there to see on Crete?
Four other must-sees include:
- The east of the island boasts Europe’s only palm-tree forest beach.
- Knossos, the supreme Minoan Palace, 5 kms south of Heraklion, reveals a place that was inhabited during the neolithic times (6000 BC). The ruins off r a fascinating visit.
- The Samaria Girge is before is found below the Plain of Omalos, which is 1300m above sea level, and where you begin your descent into the gorge. The 18km walk begins with a descent from Xyloskalo (800m) on to the floor of the gorge.
- The south coast has some of the most stunning beaches and isolated coves.
For great family deals, cheap or all-inclusive holidays book holidays to Crete now and have the time of your lives!