Snorkeling Path 2 (red)
This snorkel path, where sights can be as deep as five (5) meters, is best for swimmers who feel confident in the water
Photo Stop #1
Look out for? Lithognathus mormyrus
Look out for? Lithognathus mormyrus Better known to most people as the striped sea bream, this silver-coloured fish, which grows up to 56 centimetres long, has a large head and 14 vertical stripes on its body. Did you know? This very sociable fish (which prefers to live in large shoals) changes sex between the ages of four and seven.
Photo Stop #2 & 3
Look out for? Sandy seascapes
There is nothing quite as magical as floating in the brilliant turquoise sea above endless, gleaming swathes of sand. Did you know? Crete is home to endangered loggerhead turtles that nest on the island’s sandy beaches in summer.
Photo Stop #4
Look out for? Octopus vulgaris
The common octopus is one of the most iconic sights in the Cretan seascape. This delightful – and surprisingly intelligent – marine animal generally hunts for its food at dusk and breaks shells of molluscs using its sharp little beak. Did you know? The octopus is a master of camouflage and changes colour in order to blend in with his surroundings.
Photo Stop #5
Look out for? Thalassoma pavo
With its dazzling mosaic of orange- and turquoise-coloured scales, the aptly named ornate wrasse is one of the prettiest fish you’re likely to see in the seas surrounding Abaton island Resort & Spa. Did you know? You might recognise this bright-coloured fish, which is often found in household aquariums.
Photo Stop #6
Look out for? Serranus scriba
Another Instagram-worthy fish, the painted comber, which is a member of the grouper family, is a large reddish fish with dark brown stripes. Did you know? This very tasty fish is often used to make the classic French dish bouillabaisse.
Photo Stop #7
Look out for? Abaton beach
Have your waterproof camera ready as you step from the sea and you can take an interesting and unusual photo of Abaton Island Resort & Spa standing high above you. Did you know? If you take some good photos of your underwater adventures we’d love to see them on Instagram, so why not tag us at #AbatonUnderwaterExperience ?