What to do in Heraklion with kids… Labyrinth Park

When visiting Heraklion, don’t miss a visit to the archaeological site of Knossos. The Palace, about 10 km from the city, is a great experience for those interested in Ancient Civilizations. But Knossos isn’t enough without a stop at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. However, what happens when you’ve got small kids? To make this visit a full-immersion experience, start with a didactic approach. It will prepare kids to visit both the Palace and the Museum. There’s an interactive way to introduce them to the wonders of the Minoan civilization: the Labyrinth Park in Heraklion, full of interesting cultural ideas that it gets kids asking for you to take them back.

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Us and the Minotaur.

Since we had already visited the museum and the archeological, we combined the visit with the Archaeological Site of Malia.

About Labyrinth Park

The Labyrinth Theme Park is a destination park with activities available for all the family and attractions for all ages. There’s a basic entrance fee and then you decide the itinerary for the day. As the name suggests, the main idea of the park is developed about the Labyrinth.

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The scary monster in the center of the Maze!
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Getting stamped!

The Minoan one allows you to really get lost and spend some time trying to discover secret rooms and mysteries (you must get the stamps from every room so as to get your Labyrinth diploma sealed) belonging to the Greek mythology.

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All corners: done!
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Got out!

Many labyrinths, golf, and animals

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Let’s take a selfie!

After completing the maze, we all got stamps for Mini Golf. There is also a Cretan Stone Labyrinth. Probably the maze I found most stimulating, not because of the way it develops, but for all the hints of ideas to ponder while walking the maze. It boosts your self-confidence and teaches you more than one lesson.

Cretan Maze.
Cretan Maze.
Things to think about in a Labyrinth...
Things to think about in a Labyrinth…

There’s plenty to do in the Labyrinth park. Kids enjoyed the Eco-Garden, teaching all about different local fruit and vegetables, indigenous aromatic herbs and flowers. Another favorite was the Farm, where they got a close look at Markus the donkey, Achilles and Hector the mini-Shetlands. Children can also try some horseback riding.

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Playing mini-golf at the park.
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Time to visit the farm.

Archery lessons in Labyrinth Park, Heraklion

After that, we went for some Archery lessons that had the children going crazy every time they hit and made the balloon explode! A very knowledgeable guy guided them through the magic world of arches and arrows. This activity had them definitely asking for another visit to the park.

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Archers!
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They loved this one!

The laser maze of Labyrinth Park

My favorite part was the Trojan horse, a huge wooden structure in the middle of the park. The Trojan horse is, in fact, a dark chamber that turns into a stunning Laser Maze. You will go through subtle laser beams trying not to make the alarm go off.

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The huge Trojan horse hiding a maze inside!

We crawled, jumped and crept, and laughed so much trying to find our way in the dark. In the end, a computer screen showed us our records and made mom the one to blame for the alarms. Yeap, I’m not that good at crawling!

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This attraction was amazing!

Endless attractions

Back to more relaxing activities, kids were able to try their pottery skills as well as concentrate on a Cretan Chessboard. The Miniature Village was fun whenever they were able to recognize all the different actors of the past Cretan society, still very much active today. Such as the raki producer, the honey maker and many other inhabitants of our mountains.

Cretan villages in the mountains. Reproduction
Cretan villages in the mountains.
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Let’s think it over..!
Pottery lessons Labyrinth in Heraklion, Crete.
Pottery lessons.

Escape Atlantis

Escape Atlantis (photo: Labyrinth Park)
Escape Atlantis (photo: Labyrinth Park)

Finally, you can take a look at Escape Atlantis, for this attraction allow at least one hour more. This puzzle-solving game is based on the legend of Atlantis.

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The god Poseidon ruled the seas and made his first son, Atlas, king of the island. God Zeus, quite annoyed by the immortality of the Atlanteans, punished them. The island of Atlantis was swallowed by the sea.

Here you turn into a leading character, in search of the lost island but when you enter the temple, there’s no way out! In 50 minutes you must discover the secrets of Atlantis and escape before you are lost within the ruins forever!

Our experience at Labyrinth Park in Heraklion, Crete

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Proud explorers.

We loved the idea behind the park. You need at least a morning for all the activities. We didn’t love so much paying extra for nearly every attraction. So, consider about 3 euro per kid, per activity for every attraction. The Atlantis requires 25 euro more for the whole family. Kids loved it though, so I guess we’ll do it again despite the extra expenses.

No language barriers

In the Labyrinth Park also watch videos about the Minoan Civilization or a ride quad bikes. Language barriers are minimum, most attractions have multilingual labels. There’s also a nice cafeteria with reasonable prices. All in all, it was an interesting proposal, we really enjoyed our day at the Labyrinth Park.

Visit the Labyrinth Park
4th km Hersonissos to Kasteli Road,
Ano Hersonissos, 70014, Heraklion, Crete
Telephone: +30 28970 29297 & +30 6975903300/3

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About the author

Hola! I’m Gabi. I moved to Crete a few years ago to explore the island all year round. I love to backpack with my kids, taking pictures and driving around the mountain roads of Crete. I’m a beach freak and on this island, I’ve found heaven on earth!

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