It has a lot of different flumes and several other rides. There are lockers to keep your things in, although you need cash for a padlock deposit. The cost is €25 per adult and cheaper for people shorter than 140 cm, and discounts are given if you buy the tickets online. Some tour operators’ travel here, and it is the best way, as local buses do not travel to the water park, so unless you have a car – go with a tour operator. More information can be found on their website: www.watercity.gr
The Palace of Knossos, Heraklion
The Palace of Knossos is the most important monument in Crete. The archaeological site, in the valley of the river Kairatos, is just south of Heraklion. It is said to be connected with several Greek legends such as the Labyrinth, the Minotaur and that of Daidalos and Ikaros.
Cathedral of St. Minas, Heraklion
This cathedral is situated in Heraklion, away from the hustle and bustle of the centre, with a handful of taverns to sit and enjoy its majestic grandeur from the outside. The cathedral is by a square that is also home to 2 other smaller churches, which are much older and also hold character of their own. It´s said to be a place where you can sit in the shade and relax.
Botanical Park of Crete, La Canea
There is a great variety of all different kinds of trees, herbs and ornamental plants and flowers from all over the world, set in the 20 hectares of land that they occupy. Whether you´re an avid photographer or you just want a couple of hours peace form the city, this place has capacity for all ages. The place opens in March and is open all the way through the season until November. Entrance is 6 €. Please see their website for more details: www.botanical-park.com
Sacred Monastery of Arkadi, Rethymnon
This place is full of peace and history; it is a great excuse to leave the beaches and tourists for an hour or so and to see a more hidden side of Crete´s history.
Spinalonga (Kalydon) Island
Spinalonga is a small island off of Crete near Elounda. It used to be part of the island of Crete, however during the Venetian period, it was carved out, and a fort was built there, as a protection/defense barrier for Crete. Nowadays the island is no longer in use for defense purposes, and there are many tour boats that take tourists out to the island. You can walk up to the top of the Fort, and see an amazing 360° view. The boats leave from various destinations and vary in price.