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Activities for Nature Lovers on Crete

Activities for Nature Lovers on Crete

Destination Crete, Events & Activities

Within steps of the main lobby of Creta Maris Resort, guests can discover nature and adventure pursuits that will make their stay all the more memorable. The area of Hersonissos is a kind of epicenter for watersports, horseback riding, hiking, and backpacking. A wide array of adventures awaits in this part of Crete.


The Cretan Sea provides limitless choices for visitors of the island to create lasting memories. From SCUBA diving and snorkeling adventures to nearby coral reefs and submerged wrecks to glass bottom boat tours and exclusive yachting, the watery attractions of Hersonissos are just too numerous to list. Rent a Jet-ski, charter a fishing trip, parasail, or speed across the aquamarine in a cigarette boat – Creta Maris is your home port for unlimited sun and surf thrills.

Exploring Crete’s Special Outback

If there’s one underpublicized treasure of incredible Crete, it’s the unique geography of the island. Creta Maris sits in a privileged location where incredible beaches meet a mountainscape of fantastic diversity. Here, desert shrub and rocky cliffs hide the absolute paradise that resides in Crete’s river gorges and fertile valleys. Dotting this tapestry of flora and fauna, countless villages and historic ruins meld into an unimaginable outdoor canvas.
Take a jeep or four-wheeler trek off-the-beaten-path across the countryside or book a tour of ancient sacred places and secluded natural wonders. And for the purist, hiking the rocky path to the coastal village of Sissi or exploring the Lassithi Gorge from Mochos are “must-do” adventures. There’s a whole new world of exploration in the foothills not far from Creta Maris Resort. Oh, and let’s not forget that Crete is a birdwatcher’s and a botanist’s Eden. The wildlife here is wondrous too.

Equestrian Fun

This part of Crete is a perfect backdrop for horseback riding, and a collection of Greece’s best riding academies and businesses are just moments from our front doors. Stables and schools nearby provide every conceivable riding adventure, and for every age and experience group. The little ones can learn the first lessons, ride a gentle pony, while more experienced parents enjoy this fantastic sport riding trails or on the beach. You can even swim with the horses in the gentle surf, weather permitting, of course. Imagine riding 10 kilometers of deserted beach on horseback! The reviews of these experiences on various rating sites say it all. Ask at the desk to find your equestrian fantasy.

For the Visiting Athlete

Crete is an athlete’s dream come true, and the venues near or at Creta Maris Resort offer some of the best opportunities on the island. Guest can tee off for 18 holes of championship golf in the morning, and then play a few sets of tennis later in the evening. You can dive into the pristine Cretan Sea and swim, play beach volleyball, paddleball, jog or run amazing trails and secluded beaches, or take part in one of the island’s many half and full marathons. Soccer to paintball, the Cretan sun shines for competitive athletics.

No matter what your outdoors fantasy for your Crete vacation may be, this ancient paradise never disappoints. Don’t hesitate to ask at the desk or our animation team about things to do in and around the resort.