Heraklion Things to do

Heraklion Things to do
Guide to things to do in Heraklion, Greece

There are many chances for alternative things to do Heraklion, apart from beach holidays. Diving is a popular activity in Heraklion, particularly in resorts on the northern side of the island, like Hersonissos, Malia, Agia Pelagia and Gouves. The sea bed of Heraklion has interesting flora and fauna and many ancient wrecks.

Also the strong winds that blow frequently in summer provide great chances for windsurfing. There are some windurfing centres in Heraklion that rent equipment and offer courses for all levels. Another popular activity is hiking, particularly in sptring and autumn when the weather is not so hot. Hiking trails in Heraklion cross impressive gorges, villages, ancient sites and end in secluded beaches.

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Heraklion diving
Scuba diving in Heraklion is popular, especially on the northern coasts of the region.
Heraklion windsurfing and kitesurfing
In the popular resorts of Heraklion, there are few organized centres for windsurfing and kite.
Heraklion watersports
Watersports in Heraklion are many and found especially in the popular resorts.
Heraklion horse riding
Horse riding in Heraklion Crete is not very popular as a sports, but there are few riding centers.
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