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

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.


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.

A light-brown church with a sharp-cornered façade, a dome, and a small belfry - the Panagia Kera Church, Kritsa.
distant ≈ 42.3km

Panagia Kera Church


Panagia Kera's distinct exterior look will surprise you, and once inside, the ancient biblical hagiography will fascinate you.


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.


«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.

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 Day Trips


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

Agios Nikolaos

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


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.

Hersonissos Why visit?

  • A mega-destination for party animals.
  • World-famous resort with all-inclusive choices and endless entertainment options.
  • Hersonissos means peninsula.

Hersonissos Museums

An old house wall with selves full of utensils, bottles, an cups in the Rodanthi Museum, Kritsa.
distant ≈ 41km

Rodanthi Museum


Crete's herbs are used for traditional medicines, infusions, and cuisine. Museum Rodanthi gives an engaging tour into the island's botanical wealth.

The exterior of the Nikos Kazantzakis Museum in Myrtia square.
distant ≈ 26.9km

Nikos Kazantzakis Museum


This two-story building at the central square of the village, where the great author was born, hosts exhibits that celebrate his work.


Lychnostatis - Cretan Open Air Museum

The Lychnostatis Open Air Museum offers a journey in Cretan life of the past few centuries. It is a remarkable exhibition of everyday objects.

Hersonissos Things to Do


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.

A human hand offers food to a monkey with Crete's mountains in the background.
distant ≈ 31.3km
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Amazonas Park Crete


A menagerie with a few animals from the tropics. You can feed playful and friendly lemurs. Ideal for families. Note: animals in artificial habitat.


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.