Beach business. A trip with family to Crete is primarily a enjoyment of the Mediterranean Sea. It is better not to go on long trips and tiring excursions in antiquities with young children, but clean, safe beaches and aquariums right by the sea are always at your disposal. From the town of Rethymnon on the northern coast of the island, a train runs to the surrounding villages and sights. The advantage of this type of transport is that the train moves at a low speed and it is possible to take pictures (ticket price is 15 euros per person). You can book a tour in almost every hotel in the city. In addition, there are crafts courses in Crete – children are engaged in agriculture under the supervision of local people and almost never get bored. Surprisingly, here they can fall in love with the usually hated semolina porridge – from it the Greeks masterfully prepare their famous homemade pies. There is another excellent option for the whole day – to go watch the large freshwater turtles of Lake Kournas: it is best to take a catamaran with a slide there (rent – from 10 euros per hour) and plan a river picnic. For motley fish, go to the Cretaquarium marine aquarium (see cretaquarium.gr for more information, and go to the local water parks for water fun: there are four of them on the island, and each one can stay for at least half a day. Watercity (watercity.gr) is better you just have to go with preschoolers: there is a huge area for young visitors, besides, they have free admission, however, there are many safe attractions for all ages. [How to get?] The cheapest way to get directly to Heraklion is with Aegean Airlines flights (from 15 000 rubles) ), Aeroflot (from 20 thousand rubles for an adult), but you can buy tickets for a stock (from 14 thousand) from the airline S7, Transaero, Aerosvit and Airberlin. And this is not counting the possible sales. Season: you can swim from April to November.