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1. Chania

This Cretan harbor town is one of the most picturesque cities in Greece and is the second largest city in Crete. Over the centuries Chania was occupied several times before it was finally liberated, leaving a rich sense of history, culture, and architecture. From the enchanting Venetian harbor or the quaint labyrinth of narrow streets of the charming old town, Chania will steal your heart. 

What to do with a baby in Chania

Walk to the Venetian lighthouse
Visit the Maritime Museum of Crete
Take a glass bottom boat trip around the harbour
RETHYMNO fountain

2. Rethymno

Lying halfway between Chania and Heraklion, Rethymno boats elegant architecture and a picturesque port. 

From the Old Town’s charm to its proximity to sandy beaches, Rethymno offers history, culture, and relaxation. The Old Town Rethymno is one of the best preserved examples of Renaissance architecture boosting influence from the Venetian and Ottoman rule. As the maze like cobble stoned streets are lined with shops, cafes, and restaurants the options are seemingly endless. On the other hand there is also a more modern side of town. This newly developed part of town has a vastly sandy beach, lined with hotels restaurants, and bars.

What to do with a baby in Rethymno

Visit the Fortezza
Walk the Venetian Harbour
Explore Old Town Rethymno
Go to the Beach
agios nikolaos lake

3. Agios Nikolaos

The capital of the Lasithi region, Agios Nikolaos is a seaside town just an hour’s drive from Crete’s capital Heraklion. Built partly atop ancient remains, Agios Nikolaos is surrounded by hills, a lake, a port, and many beaches. The towns array of experiences and authentic Cretan hospitality make it an ideal holiday destination for families of all ages. The picturesque Voulismeni lake is known for many legends. One, according to mythology Athena and Artemis bathe in its waters.

What to do with a baby in Agios Nikolaos

Spend the day at Ammos, a small public beach by the marina
Take a boat trip to Spinalonga
Enjoy a short walk to Ammoundi beach
Walk around the town and lake
Eat at Gioma Meze
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4. Falasarna

A small town resort on the west side of Crete, Falasarna is the perfect location for those wanting a beach holiday. Famous for its several stunning beaches and clear turquoise blue water, Falasarnsa has been voted one of the most beautiful beaches on Crete. Most of the beaches are fully organized with umbrellas and loungers available. There are also taverns on the beach as well as chair service.

What to do with a baby in Falasarna

Go to the beach
Eat at Adam's Taverna

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