The best spots for snorkeling in Crete?
April 5, 2016 12:47 AM   Subscribe

We're going to for five days in late May. We'll be driving around to see the big standard stuff – Knossus and Chania and Samaria Gorge. What we'd really like to do is to hit two or three snorkelling spots along the way and spend a few afternoons staring at fish!

The water will apparently be about 19 degrees celsius, which means we're probably looking for half-hour dips from shore or a wee boat rather than whole afternoons spent floating in the drink.

Chartering a boat is outside our budget and nautical skill – we're looking for places where you can either get to good stuff from the shore or that have the kind of tourist boats that will take us along with ~10 others to a renowned spot. Similarly the ferry to other islands is out of our price range.

Which are the best spots on the island to go befriend some unlucky octopodes?
posted by Cantdosleepy to Travel & Transportation around Crete, Greece (1 answer total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I can’t help with specific snorkelling spots, but I can say that the South part of the island (Libyan Sea) is a much more interesting experience in the water. It’s colder, clearer, cleaner, gets deeper faster than the north.

Try Sougia, Paleochora, Triopetra (the last one is in Rethymno province). It’s a little drive to get to the south, as there are only smaller roads, but it’s worth it.
posted by scrm at 3:37 AM on April 5, 2016

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