Things To Do in Hersonissos
The beaches in Hersonissos are nothing short of breathtaking. Whether you wish to sunbathe and relax on the golden sands of Chersonissos or discover the scenic coves of Anissaras, the beaches of Hersonissos have it all.
Nightlife In and Around Hersonissos
Like many of its fellow Greek islands, Hersonissos is renowned for its vivacious nightlife, with a variety of bars and clubs situated along the promenade. Hersonissos is also in close proximity to legendary party haven Malia, where thousands of young, fun-loving tourists flock every summer.
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum
The open air museum just east of Hersonissos is a delightful look at the history and everyday life of Crete. This small and affordable attraction is well worth perusing and will give you insight into the local way of life before and after the area became popular with tourists, with a helpful audio tour-guide available on demand.
In the relaxed atmosphere of Hersonissos, scooters are the preferred means of short distance travel, with moped rental readily available and a great way to see more of your holiday destination while you’re there. As always with any form of bike rental is important to make sure you have all the safety equipment and completely understand the road traffic laws. Car rental makes short road trips around the island a convenience, while boat rental is a great way to soak in the fantastic view of Hersonissos from the shore. Small cruises to neighbouring island Dia are also on offer.
Water Parks and Aquariums
Hersonissos is home to Crete’s first ever aquarium which was opened in 1995, and brings you closer to the local underwater inhabitants as well as wildlife from around the world. Stunning sea-life such as fish, stingrays and octopus are on show, along with a host of reptiles from turtles to alligators. If getting in the water yourself is more your thing, the water park located 30 minutes east of Iraklion airport is for you. A comprehensive selection of waterslides, a wave pool and countless inflatable accessories make the water park a must see attraction for you and your family on holiday in Hersonissos.