Crete is a multicoloured puzzle of mythology, history, proud people, mountains, gorges and the sea. Get to know the hidden Crete, with its hidden gorges, remote mountain summits, steep slopes and the deep sea which surrounds it.
The Crete Golf Club in Hersonissos, is a marvellous addition to Europe’s rich reservoir of courses: a hillside golf course offering stunning views over the surrounding mountains. Opened in 2003, the Crete Golf Club is home to the island’s first 18-hole course (par 71) and features a series of memorable holes served by exemplary facilities.
Facilities & Services
• Golf Academy
• Equipment for hire
• Driving Range
• Bar & Restaurant
Grecotel Hotels & Resorts are partners of the Crete Golf Club and hotel guests are entitled to a green fee reduction.
Paragliding & Parachuting
Many schools exist for advanced or beginners to get a birds ‘eye view of Crete.
Climbing - Walking
Enjoy the beauty of the landscape and the mountains on foot. Ramble through rough wild landscapes to deserted, serene views. Pass through gorges and mountains, trace the history and civilization of the areas through archaeological ruins, historic monasteries, churches and settlements. Psiloritis (Heraklion/Rethymno), the White Mountains (Chania) and other mountains hide countless organised paths for all abilities.
The wonderful country roads, winding through olive groves, bordered by wild flowers and herbs, are ideal not only for sight seeing but also for amazing experiences for mountain bikers. Bikers can participate in organized tours or individually. Rental stations are available at many hotels and resorts.
Diving in Crete
If you enjoy sea sports, experience diving in the wonderful underwater world of Crete. For beginners, diving centres operate all over Crete and advanced divers will find exciting places to explore.
Sailing around Crete
Crete offers many ports, harbours and anchorages. Dinghy sailing and tuition is available on most organised beaches. Day cruises are organised from the main harbours and resorts.