Crete, with the impressive beaches and many facilities is one of the favourite destinations for yachtsmen. At the Heraklion marina you will see a lot of boats (sailing, fishing boats, etc.), right in front of the Venetian Koules Fortress. There are also some boats at Pantanassa harbour.
The Venetian port of Chania, the marinas in Agios Nikolaos and Sitia, as well as smaller harbourages are ideal for tourist boats. Successful International Sailing Races are organised, while many areas are perfect for water sports, eg. surfing at Palaiokastro in Heraklion.
Heraklion Sailing Club is considered one of the most successful in the country, and celebrate the sailing philosophy. Here, you can arrange to have training and lessons, or take part in races.