There's nothing like captured sunny memories from a vacation in the Mediterranean to make your friends and family jealous! With the Radisson Blu Beach Resort, Milatos Crete as your base, you'll be perfectly located to enjoy the incredible sights of Crete and its islands (and snap some stunning photos while you're at it!). Keep scrolling to see our top 5 recommendations!
Tired of relaxing by the pool? Take a boat trip to Dia Island which, after a local legend, is created by Zeus himself. Soak up the Grecian sun on this uninhabited island and find your way to the beautiful Analipsis Chapel from where you can overlook the Heraklion Gulf and the bay. Enjoy your time swimming in the crystal-clear water, snorkelling among the bay and sailing around the island.
Cave of Zeus
Located on the slopes of the Mount Ida, don’t miss a chance to visit the cave where the Greek God Zeus was born. Cave of Zeus, or Psychro Cave, has a magical energy – it really is an out-of-this-world experience. To get to the cave, you will have to take a 800 meter hike or, if you don’t feel like hiking, you take an offer from the locals and ride to the cave by donkey. Where else can you visit such an unearthly world if not in Crete?
Crete has no shortage of picturesque beaches. If you’re looking for a stunning beach with amazing white, pinkish sand and turquoise water, look no further than Balos Lagoon. The beach also has shallow, warm waters that is suitable for families. If you want to breathe in the peacefulness of the beach, visit the beach in January or February to avoid people crowds.
This southwestern beach of Crete has been voted several times as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. The exotic turquoise water and pinkish-white sand, it is often compared to Caribbean beaches. Interestingly enough, the island was once occupied by pirates and the island was named Elafonissi, in Greek ‘Treasure island’, after the treasures which were stored there.
Equip yourself with some sneakers and a flashlight and explore the Milatos Cave. The cave is well-known of its tragic historical events with Turkish invaders that occurred in 1823, however Milatos Cave also has an amazing panoramic view of the rugged limestone landscape. Discover the cave’s main hall and wander around other small halls to discover ancient graves and historical footprints.