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

Attractions & Things to Do in Hersonissos

Hersonissos Port

«Limenas Hersonissou»

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

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An image of the Roman Fountain at Hersonissos Port.
photo: Luu

Roman Fountain, Hersonissos Port


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

↓ S
< 1km

Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre

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

↓ S
< 1km

Lychnostatis - Cretan Open Air Museum

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

↘ SE
≈ 3.5km


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.

↘ SE
≈ 10km

Archaeological Site «Malia Minoan Palace»

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

→ E
≈ 13.5km

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.

← W
≈ 14km

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.

↘ SE
≈ 20km


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

← W
≈ 27km

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.

← W
≈ 29.6km

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.

→ E
≈ 44.1km

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.

→ E
≈ 44.8km

Agios Nikolaos

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

↘ SE
≈ 45.7km

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.