Two exciting theme parks in one – that’s the Caretta Fun Park Centre in Kalamaki, which majors as an aquapark during the day and transforms into a dry-land playground in the evenings.
The park is part of a holiday resort, but open to the public from mid-morning, with great water slides, a separate pool with games and more slides, a lazy river and an electric wave pool among the attractions.
The evening entertainment starts from about 6.30pm and centres on a huge soft-play area, featuring bouncy castles and trampolines, as well as go-karts, films, a football field and arcade-style machines including air hockey and basketball, and virtual reality ‘rides’.
There is a bar serving drinks and snacks such as pizza, spaghetti, Greek souvlaki, waffles, crepes, candy floss and ice cream, while the resort’s restaurant offers a fuller lunch buffet and evening dinner.
More evening thrills for adventurous youngsters of all ages can be found at the Luna Fun Park, in Tsilivi, which has a gigantic pirate ship to play on and search for treasure, as well as inflatable castles and slides, quad bikes for over-12s, electric and pedal cars, bungee swings and a climbing tower.
Video games, target shooting and water dodgems add to the fun, while child supervisors are available so the grown-ups can relax at the bar with a beer, cocktails or coffee, and a burger or crepe, while catching up with televised sporting events. Most of the children’s amusements are charged individually.
Tsilivi also has a waterpark, with attractions for children and adults, including another pirate ship. There is a pool for the youngest featuring water-squirting toys like octopus and elephants, slides and a water jungle for older children, a lazy river for relaxation and a ‘turbolance’ slide, a quadruple slide and the Black Hole for the real daredevils of the family.