• Kids playing at the swimming pool of Pela Mare Hotel
  • Traditional violin player
  • Visit Knossos monument with your family
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Kids & Family

Crete loves its young visitors and proves it with dozens of theme parks but also with many activities aimed at the whole family. In the greater Pela Mare area, the entertainment opportunities are so many that you will hardly be able to choose from.

A favorite activity is horseback riding in nature but also participating in horse care, which you can enjoy very close to the hotel, just 6 km to the Stables of Sarantikos. Horse rides in nature and on the beach of Karteros are offered by the Equestrian Academy of Crete [] while the Athletic Club of Crete “Ipposxesi”, promises unforgettable experiences riding in the mountains & the sea, even at sunset. [].

More than five theme parks come to offer fun and unique experiences. The staff at the reception of Pela Mare is at your disposal to guide you and make ticket reservations, proposing the best suggestions for the whole family! You can choose water parks with impressive swimming pools & water slides, visit the Aquarium, participate in fascinating interactive experiences that delve into the Minoan history and the most important mythological and historical events of Crete, travel virtually to space at the Planetarium of Hera admire prehistoric dinosaurs up close, in a park specially dedicated to them! We suggest, you choose!

In addition to these activities, there are theatrical shows that transport the visitor to the Minoan era, to the life inside the Minoan palace, to Cretan customs, but also to Cretan music & dance. Greek music, dance, a rich menu of Cretan flavors, and performances that refer to Ancient Greece compose the program presented to visitors at the nightclub Anopolis, in Anopoli, Heraklion. [].

The excursion to the village of Margarites [52 km from Pela Mare] is fascinating, the largest pottery center in Western Crete, with more than 17 pottery workshops, where, among other things, imitations of ancient Minoan pottery are made.

For additional information about the experience Kids & Family you can contact our Concierge team through the form below.