Guardian: Top 10 family adventure holidays in Europe. Crete chosen for hiking

These family-friendly adventure holidays answer the call of the wild – but are perfectly doable for a wide range of ages.

Crete… hiking

The Achlada Mourtzanakis is a remote, family-friendly eco-residence, 20 miles west of Heraklion, set amid rocky slopes and ancient olive groves in great hiking territory.

The heritage village of Achlada is a short walk away and there are marked trails in the hills.

The closest beach for swimming and snorkelling is 10 minutes’ drive away.

There are bikes for hire, and horse riding, canyoning and caving.

The 4,000-year-old Minoan Palace of Knossos is within easy reach too.

 Studio from €85 an night based on 3-4 sharing, i-escape.com

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