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Crete as a top destination in Greece for tourists with accessible needs

Updated: May 13

Crete, the largest island in Greece, is not just renowned for its stunning landscapes and vibrant culture. It's also making great improvements to ensure that everyone, including travelers with restrictions on mobility, can enjoy the beauty and kindness this island has to offer. CareunderSun understands Crete can be a peaceful escape or an adventure-packed vacation for all our clients. We know Crete has something special for you.

Why is it worth it to visit Crete?

Crete is not only an accessible destination but also one of the best destinations in Greece for various reasons:

  • Rich Cultural Heritage: Crete is an ideal place for those loving history and culture, it has very important archaeological sites, such as the Palace of Knossos and Phaistos, offer a look into the ancient Minoan civilization.

  • Spectacular Scenery: Crete's diverse landscapes range from pure beaches to rugged mountains. For example, Crete has the Samaria Gorge, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, as well as beaches like Balos, Elafonissi, Voulolimni among other amazing natural places tourists can be part of and even when all of the sites might not be completely accessible for tourists with disabilities, there are trails and shorter trips around Crete that let you enjoy Crete's natural beauty.

  • Delicious Cuisine: Greek cuisine is world-famous and many of the main dishes are coming from. All around the island you will be able to try traditional dishes like moussaka, souvlaki, and fresh seafood at accessible restaurants across the island.

  • Warm Hospitality: The people of Crete are known for their warm and welcoming nature. You'll find that the island's accessibility extends beyond physical accommodations to the friendly and helpful attitude of its residents.

  • Amazing weather: Crete enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot, dry summers. This makes it an ideal year-round destination, offering accessibility and pleasant weather whenever in the year you choose to visit.

Are there Accessible Accommodation Options?

Crete offers tourists a variety of accessible accommodation options, making it an ideal destination for travelers with restricted mobility. At CareunderSun we make sure you will get the perfect accessible accommodation that suits your preferences and needs.

In most of Crete's main towns like Chania, Heraklion, and Rethymnon there are impressive seaside resorts and hotels that prioritize accessibility. Many of these are equipped with wheelchair-accessible rooms, step-free Jacuzzis and pools, and other amenities designed to provide everything that tourists with restricted mobility need.

Also, in the city of Rethymnon there have been improving accessibility with their project "Rethymno for All" that has taken significant steps to ensure the town is welcoming to visitors with reduced mobility. This initiative has introduced wheelchair ramps at major monuments, designated disabled parking spots, and wider streets, making it easier for everyone to explore and enjoy this charming town.

Are there accessible Beaches in Crete?

One of the highlights of a trip to Crete is undoubtedly its beautiful beaches. Travelers with disabilities will be pleased to know that Crete offers accessible beach options. For instance, the SEATRAC Independent Access System that is all over Greece has been places in different beaches of Crete. This innovative system allows individuals with mobility challenges to enter the water safely and with ease, ensuring that no one misses out on the joy of the sea. Contact CareunderSun to make sure your accessible accommodation has access to one of the Seatrac systems in Crete.

In addition to the SEATRAC system, many more beaches in Crete provide floating wheelchairs. These specially designed chairs are designed to float in the water, allowing individuals with disabilities to enjoy the refreshing waters of the Mediterranean.

Crete, with its stunning landscapes, rich history, delicious cuisine, warm hospitality, and growing commitment to accessibility, is a paradise waiting to be explored by travelers of all abilities. From accessible accommodation options and accessible beaches, Crete ensures that everyone can experience its beauty and hospitality. So, contact us to pack your bags and embark on an unforgettable journey to Crete, where accessibility and paradise meet, making it a truly inclusive destination for all. Crete is not just a destination; it's more than the unique experience that everyone should have the opportunity to enjoy.

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