Crete is a windswept island - there are many spots for keen/ advanced windsurfers like Palaikastro, Elafonisos and Palaiohora. You can check the wind levels at which lists a total of 19 spots. For sports enthusiasts that want to learn how to windsurf, there is a windsurf school half an hour away from Heraklion, at Chersonisos (Hersonisos, Anissaras beach):

This beach (Anissaras beach) offers windsurfing spots both for advanced and for beginners. There is also a wide variety of watersport activities to suit the whole family, like cannoing, parasailing, catamaran, water skiing and SUP paddle boarding.  



For many years scuba diving was restricted to places that where given licenses and the diving centers could only do their diving there. Recently, the Greek authorities have made almost all their seas free for scuba divers (Only not near Military sites and such places).

The best seas are at the south coast of Crete. There are no fishermens villages and the ocean goes until Africa. The Mediterranean is not famous for lots of fish or sharks etc, but its clearness is superb. They offer 20-30 meters of visabilty and there are lots of hidden bays with small Marine life.

If you 'd like to dive with a dive center, here are some to consider:Omega Divers, Evelin DiversDiver's Club Crete, Kalypso Rocks Palace, and ScubaKreta.

For many other activities you can visit  there's a special menu for with boattrips, quad biking, walking, eco tourism etc. 


Many of these species can be viewed at Aquaworld Aquarium, Hersonissos. Although small, this is the first aquarium which opened to the public in Crete and it specialises in local sea life and reptiles. 


One of the best golfs clubs in Europe is located on the island...a lovelyplace in a natural setting: