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Hersonisos has a lot to offer:

non-stop nightlife, shopping, relaxing in the numerous sandy beaches, a variety of cultural experiences and sport activities.

Here are some tips:



Hersonisos and Malia Summer festival host several events and performances:

  • Live Cretan music
  • Theater and Dancing
  • Book exhibition, etc.

You can obtain the full schedule of events from the desk at Iliostasi Beach.

LychnostatisCretan dance


The nearby Cretan Open-Air Museum "Lychnostatis" (nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award 2010) organizes daily guided tours and seasonal events (grape and wine feasts, traditional cooking & dancing seminars), providing an insight into Cretan traditional life.

It is also worth taking a walk to the nearby picturesque villages of Koutouloufari, Piskopiano, Avdou, Kera, Mohos, Krasi.

Archaeology & History

Hersonisos has several monuments from Roman times. Also, worth visiting are the Byzantine monasteries of Kera & Gouverniotissa.

In Heraklion, 30 km. away are situated:

  • Archaeological Museum
  • Historical Museum
  • Venetian Fortress of Coule
  • Knossos Palace
  • Museum of Battle of Crete


In the area of Hersonisos are located:

  • Gorge of Agia Fotini in Avdou
  • Diktean cave in Lassithi
  • Lassithi plateau (with breathtaking views of old mills)
  • Bird-watching in Aposelemis river
  • CretaAquarium in Kato Gouves (large collection of Mediterannean aquatic world)
  • Natural history museum (located in Heraklion)

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Contact us

Hersonissos, Crete - Greece
Tel. +30-28970-25020
Fax. +30-28970-24674