If you are vacationing in Crete with you family and have teenage children, especially if they are fast-growing motorized ones, then they should definitely be offered an active vacation. Pay attention to carting, which is not only entertainment but also a sport.
It is generally accepted that children aged 5-7 years old with a height above 120 cm (so that their feet can reach the pedals) can begin to ride on their own in a children’s go-kart; and children taller than 140 cm can ride on a stronger one.
Each of the four regions of the island has its own kart circuits. Therefore, resting in any resort in Crete and spending a small amount of time, you can easily get to one of them. As a rule, the cost of a 10-minutes-ride is no more than 15 Euros and 25 Euros for twice more time. Many kart circuits are essentially small entertainment centers with cafes and playgrounds. A free transfer from hotel to the kart circuit and back is offered for those who do not have their own car.
There are so six kart circuits …
PISTA PARK Motosports Center has a modern racing track with a length of 1,100 m and a width of 9-10 m, making it largest kart track in Crete, designed and certified by the FIA&CIK World Kart Commission in 2006.
PISTA PARK is located 5 km from the city of Chania in the picturesque village of Varipetro. The track has 5 turns to the right and 7 turns to the left. It is equipped with lighting, so you can ride in the dark time. It has a European license to host official tournaments. There are 30 go-karts and other riding possibilities such as motocross, ATVs, mini-bikes or a small track for unmanned vehicles. Experienced riders can test their skills on the gravel road.
PISTA PARK has a small zoo called Farmaland, where children can get to know its pets.
Sports shows are held almost every weekend, which can be watched from the café-bar with a wide selection of drinks and snacks or from a specially equipped tribune.
Go Kart Mega Drive is located just 2 km from the city of Chania. The go-kart center is very easy to access: it is located between Mournies and Chania, 200 meters from the national road exit.
Here is one of the largest tracks and are go-karts for all ages: for 5-6 years old children (120 cc); for adults—fast go-karts (60-70 km, 390 cc); 2 seater karts (two adults or one adult with a child from 2 years old; 270 cc). There is a large playground, mini track with rechargeable cars for children from 2 to 6 years old, mini golf with 12 holes. A specially designed room has games for all ages, such as football, billiards, “air basket” and boxing.
Rethimno Kart has been operating since 1996. The go-kart center has created a space for relax of the whole family, where coexist a challenging 650 m race track, an electric car track, a cafeteria and a wonderful playground.
There is there a completely fenced area for young children, a new section with huge inflatable boats and six trampolines, which cost only 2 euros per day. You can relax in the cafeteria located in the garden, under the trees, enjoying cold coffee, fresh juice or ice cream, and even snacks and souvlaki—a good family holiday possibility just 8 km from the center of Rethymno.
Kartland is located in Hersonissos, opened in 1997, taking into account the necessary European requirements.
The go-kart center provides ride-opportunity for adults and children, as it has various categories of go-karts, such as go-karts for adults (200 cm3, 6.5 hp) and mini-karts (120 cm3, 5 hp). All go-karts are electronically controlled by personnel to ensure safety. It is located in Hersonissos, opposite the Starbeach water park
KartLand Malia is a go-kart center in the youth resort town of Malia, near Hersonissos which offers carting with 200 cc engines and has a 600-meters-track. There are group offers.
Ierapetra Go Kart is located on the road to Sitia 4 km away from Ierapetra. It offers carting for all ages, but has quite a difficult track. Free shuttle: just call them on the phone 6932905118