Activities

Holidays in Skalani are in one word: multidimensional!
Besides, the unique combination of mountain and sea covers all tastes. Get ready for adrenaline, action, exciting explorations, nature activities, rich island's history, nightlife and rare opportunities for contact with the local culture that will take off your stay here.

Blue Harmony Luxury Villas recommends you activities that will fill your holidays with unforgettable images and memories.

Archaeological and Historical Museum of Heraklion

In the centre of the city of Heraklion two museums which offer the opportunity to learn about the history of the city of Heraklion, as well as the history of the island and the Cretan civilisation.

Palace of Knossos

Knossos is the heart of the Minoan civilization, according to tradition the seat of the legendary king Minos and the birthplace of thrilling stories, such as the myths of the Labyrinth with its Minotaur and of Daidalos and Icaros. The symbol of Europe's oldest civilisation, just 4 km away from the villas.

Kazantzakis Museum

The Kazantzakis Museum pays tribute to the important intellectual, author, thinker, philosopher, politician and traveler Nikos Kazantzakis. The Museum is made up of a cluster of buildings in the central square of the historical village of Varvari, now known as Myrtia. The Museum Exhibition is housed on a site formerly occupied by the home of the Anemoyannis family, which was related to Nikos Kazantzakis' father, Kapetan Michalis.

A look at the life and work of the greatest contemporary writer and philosopher in Greece. It is located 6 kms from the villas.

Beaches

The large island of Crete is famous for its fantastic beaches. Small or large, organized or secluded, the beaches of Crete are wonderful places to spend a long day under the sun.

You can visit some beautiful beaches of Crete, such as the beach of Karteros and Kokkini Hani, just a ten minute drive from the properties.

Horseback riding center
Karteros

Riding Academy of Crete was initially founded as «Karteros Riding Centre» in 1979. At a time when the phrase riding tourism was yet unknown in Greece and even inconceivable on Crete, Anna and Vangelis Grammatikakis started organizing riding excursions at the nearby area. This is a riding centre that has been evolving all these years, now providing hiking and outdoor activities with horses for children and adults.

Creta Aquarium

The magic of the sea floor and the diving experience into such a familiar yet unknown world -the sea world of the Mediterranean - cannot be described in just a few words.

A small virtual tour that follows the sequence of the section along the route path of the aquarium and that we hope it will inspire and alert you!

Crete wineries

Within a close distance from the villas our guests can find a large number of Cretan wineries, such as Stylianos Estate, Boutari and Lyraraki, where you can explore the Cretan vineyards and learn about the Cretan wine production process.

Koroneikes traditional
olive oil mill

Maybe it is time to learn more about the precious essential Cretan Olive Oil? Touring and tasting olive oil and other Cretan products in a family olive mill just 3.5 km from your accommodation.

Water City

With its water slides, Water City offers great entertainment for all family, for children and for those who feel young in heart. It is considered the largest water park in Crete with great service to over 100,000 satisfied customers a year.

Archanes

Archanes is full of atmospheric neighbourhoods with well-preserved houses, painted in cheerful and bright colours. The locals have managed to build the must-visit attractions around the village: the Folklore Museum, the Archaeological Museum, the sculpture workshop, the Cretan History Museum are all just a stroll away.

Just 6 km from your accommodation, the picturesque village of Archanes is available for a taste of the traditional side of Crete.

Nightlife

In the center of Heraklion there is a wide variety of entertainment choices, for all tastes and all ages, from wild foam parties to traditional evenings with Cretan music and dances, a variety of nightclubs and taste good Cretan cuisine in the city's restaurants.

Food

The taverns and restaurants of Skalani are well known in the area for their good traditional Cretan cuisine and are just a few minutes' walk from your accommodation.

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