Hersonissos

Town in Crete

This place is known for its lively nightlife. Want to take a break from the beach? Pay a visit to the aquarium and the open-air folklore museum.

A picture of the port of Hersonissos.
photo: Stegop / CC BY-SA 3.0

Hersonissos Attractions

A part of the remains that depict to the structure and architecture of the Minoan Palace in Knossos.
distant ≈ 29.6km

Minoan Palace of Knossos

The very center of the Minoan civilization that thrived on Crete during the Stone Age and was brought to light by John Evans' excavations.

An picture of the island of Spinalonga where the Venetian fortifications stand.
distant ≈ 44.1km

Spinalonga Fortress (Island)

The Venetians fortified this small island and later became an isolation colony for lepers until 1957. An excellent day trip.

«Malia Minoan Palace» Archaeological Site

These are the remnants of the third-largest Minoan Palace which was destroyed in 1450 BC together with the rest of Minoan civilization.

Windmills of Selí Ambélou

With an amazing view and 24 windmills around, you can take lots of pictures here. There is also a restaurant and a gift shop.

An old stone-built windmill at the area Poros close to Elounta.
distant ≈ 44.8km

Poros Elounda Windmills

The three old but well-preserved windmills are distinctive trademarks of this windy area. The sea nearby has crystal clear waters.

An image of the Roman Fountain at Hersonissos Port in front of shops.
photo: Luu
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Roman Fountain in Limenas Chersonisou

Locally referred as "Sarakino", it's a remnant from the Early Christian period with fine mosaic decoration depicting sea scenes.

Limenas Chersonisou (Port Town)

A large and popular resort with cosmopolitan atmosphere, great beaches, and the exceptional Cretan hospitality.

Hersonissos Things to Do

CRETAquarium Thalassókosmos

Visiting the biggest Greek aquarium and one of the largest in Europe is an ideal opportunity to gain knowledge about the marine environment.

Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre

The aquarium and reptile rescue center promises an excellent experience, especially for kids, and helps raise awareness about reptiles and amphibians.

Hersonissos Museums

Hersonissos Day Trips

Heraklion

Heraklion is home to Knossos, the capital of the Minoans, built 4000 years ago. Visit the remarkable archeological museum and the Venetian fortress.

Malia

A small coastal town famous for its intense nightlife, primarily for young visitors. Aside from bar crawling, a stroll in the old city is a must.

Agios Nikolaos

Agios Nikolaos is a charming little town blessed with gorgeous gorges, boat trip options, historical sites, and beautiful beaches in its vicinity.

Questions & Answers about Hersonissos

Why Visit Hersonissos?
  • Impressive tourism infrastructure & lots of facilities compose a mega-destination.
  • World-famous resort with all-inclusive choices & endless entertainment options.
  • Notoriously vivid nightlife & busy beach bars create a lively atmosphere.
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