In Chania, you’ll want to soak up the sights of the city proper, including the Old Venetian Harbor and Chania Old Town; taste wine and olive oil; and feast on Cretan food. With three days, you’ll also have time to enjoy adventures farther afield, from Samaria Gorge to Elafonisi Beach. Here's how.
Limnoupolis Water Park (Aqua Creta Limnoupolis)
Chania, Crete, 731 00
Travelers almost always visit Limnoupolis Water Park from Chania and the surrounding resort areas. Tickets are priced appropriately for this moderately sized park, with 1-day, 2-day, and 7-day passes available and discounts for afternoon entry. It’s often cheaper to book online than to pay at the door. Older kids will enjoy the giant slides, including the 5-slide racing setup, while little ones will appreciate the children’s pool.
Things to Know Before You Go
Limnoupolis is a good choice for families with kids.
There is free Wi-Fi throughout the park.
Save money by buying drinks and snacks at the minimart, not the food outlets.
Limnoupolis offers free entry to travelers who use wheelchairs, and most of the park is wheelchair-accessible. Most travelers who rely on wheelchairs will need assistance to enjoy the pools.
How to Get There
Limnoupolis is in the Varipetro district, about 6 miles (9 kilometers) south of Chania Old Town. In season, there are regular buses from Chania’s bus station, while some kids might also enjoy riding the Little Fun Train. Alternatively, drive or book a package with transfers.
When to Get There
Limnoupolis opens for the summer season in mid-May and closes again in mid-September. In the quieter season (mid-May to mid-June and September), tickets are cheaper but hours are shorter and staffing levels lower. As ever with family-friendly attractions, aim to visit outside weekends, especially during the school vacation season.
The Best Water Parks on Crete
As one of Greece’s most popular family destinations, Crete has plenty of water parks. Acqua Plus Water Park outside Heraklion is one of the most popular, with over 50 slides. Watercity Water Park, also near Heraklion, offers a fun, contemporary range of slides. Star Beach Water Park is well-positioned for Heraklion and Agios Nikalaos, while Limnoupolis is the best choice for travelers in Chania.