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

Attractions, Sights & Things to Do in or near Hersonissos

Hersonissos Port

« Limenas Hersonissou »

The largest and the most popular resort on Crete famous for its cosmopolitan atmosphere.

An image of the Roman Fountain at Hersonissos Port.
photo: Luu
↓ S   < 1km

Roman Fountain, Hersonissos Port

« Sarakino »

An Early Christian period (323-828 BC) remnant with fine mosaic decoration depicting sea scenes.

A Bearded Dragon (pogona) as a big lizard exhibit of the Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre in Hersonissos.
↓ S   < 1km

Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre

Founded in 1995 offers an excellent experience as well as awareness about fish, reptile and amphibian.

One of the buildings where the Lychnostatis - Cretan Open Air Museum is housed.
↘ SE   ≈ 3.5km

Lychnostatis - Cretan Open Air Museum

A series of facilities that reveal the folklore background and the traditional life on the island.

A photo of the traditionally built building at the old town of Malia.
↘ SE   ≈ 10km


Small coastal town, notoriously famous for its intense nightlife that attracts young visitors who are bar crawling at the local clubs.

The remains of the Archaeological Site «Malia Minoan Palace» under a protective overhanging covering.
→ E   ≈ 13.5km

Archaeological Site «Malia Minoan Palace»

The third-largest Minoan Palace founded in 1900, and similarly to the others destroyed in 1450 BC.

An overview of the whole building and the main entrance of CRETAquarium Thalassókosmos.
← W   ≈ 14km

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.

A photo showing the Windmills of Selí Ambélou with the surrounding mountains in the background.
↘ SE   ≈ 20km

Windmills of Selí Ambélou

24 out of the 27 initially existing windmills compose a complex that was characterized as a piece of art from the Greek Government in 1986.

One of the central pedestrian streets of Heraklion leading to the sea.
↙ SW   ≈ 27km


The largest populated city of Crete where the expansion and the "modernisation" process of the '70s destroyed its architectural character.

A part of the reconstructed remains that depict to a certain extent the structure of the Minoan Palace in Knossos.
← W   ≈ 29.6km

Minoan Palace of Knossos

Epicenter of a great civilization that thrived on Crete during the Stone Age and brought to light with the excavations of Sir Arthur John Evans.

An picture of the island of Spinalonga where the Venetian fortifications and the other facilities are visible.
→ E   ≈ 44.1km

Spinalonga Fortress (Island)

Small island close to Elounda fortified by the Venetians that became a place of isolation for the lepers of Greece between 1904 and 1957.

An old round windmill at the area Poros close to Elounta.
→ E   ≈ 44.8km

Poros Elounda Windmills (& Basilica)

The three old well-reserved round windmills by the sea which are distinctive trademarks of the area that is characterized by the strong winds.

A picture showing small fishing boats at the lake of Agios Nikolaos on Crete.
↘ SE   ≈ 45.7km

Agios Nikolaos

The capital of the eastern regional unit of Crete (Lasithi) located at Mirabello Bay that stands for moderate & sustainable tourism development.

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.