CRETE (Island) GREECE
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 island clubs.
Tennis: All large hotels have courts and there are tennis clubs in the bigger towns.
Mountain climbing: Mountain climbing clubs organize expeditions.
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.
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