One of the best things that we loved about Heraklion was the walkability of the city. Everything was within a comfortable walking distance. It was also lively with locals. as Greeks love going out and there were great cafes and restaurants everywhere.
Out and about in Santorini : Akrotiri, Pyrgos, Beaches, Imerovigli
One of the best ways of exploring Santorini is by renting a car and taking it out for the day. You'll enjoy the freedom of exploring the island at your own pace.
The blue and white traditional homes and the sparkly caldera views in Oia on the island of Santorini won our kids over. We kept our days very low-key and enjoyed afternoon ice-creams and sunset family dinners at the restaurants in Oia.
Considering taking a ferry with the kids on your next Greek holiday? Then, check out our advice before you go! Our overall experience with taking ferries in Greece was positive. However, I would think twice if you are bogged down by lots of suitcases and strollers.