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Sports and hobbies
Crete offers visitors endless possibilities for pursuing their particular
sports or hobbies. The large hotels, which have marvelous recreational facilities,
pride themselves on their facilities for sports. We might mention as well:
Swimming: Swimming competitions are often held in
Tennis: All large hotels have courts and there are
tennis clubs in the bigger towns.
Mountain climbing: Mountain climbing clubs organize
Water-skiing and windsurfing: Facilities fro both
sports are available in the larger hotels.
Sailing: Facilities are available in the larger hotels
and in local sailing clubs.
Fishing and hunting: Foreigners can fish without
a license all year round. Hunting is permitted in season.
Bowling: Facilities are available in some hotels.
Car, motorcycle and bicycle racing: Local clubs in
the larger towns often organized competitions.
Flying: There are two aeroclubs, one in Heracleion
and the other in Chania.
(text: MANOLIS DOULGERAKIS & UTE SCHACHTELE)
This text (extract) is cited February 2004 from the Heraklio
Hoteliers Association tourist pamphlet.
- A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities (1890) (eds. William Smith, LLD, William Wayte, G. E. Marindin)
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