Bustling town with a busy harbour
The sand and shingle beach offers a wonderful place to relax and soak up the sun or join in with the abundance of water sports available, or head slightly in land to the cafes and taverns of the quieter old town. A trip to Heraklion’s archaeological museum, the ancient Minoan Palace at Knossos or monastery at a Agios Georgias will give an insight into the local culture and history of this area.
If you fancy enjoying some further variation whilst on your holidays in Hersonissos, then head to Piskopiano in the hills behind the town where you’ll discover a peaceful haven and wonderful place to sit for a while, enjoy a drink and observe the stunning views below. The surrounding countryside will unearth Roman remains including the ruins of an ancient viaduct. A leisurely boat trip will take you along the coast to secluded coves and nearby islands. The whole family will love a day out at Star Beach Water Park with pools, slides and white knuckle rides.
Places to Visit
– Opened in June 95 and home to the native reptiles and marine life belonging to Crete, if you’re wanting a hands on experience then Aquaworld is a great family day out. Encouraging visitors to handle reptiles such as Gheko lizards and Balkan whip snakes, and view one of the most venomous fish found in Cretan waters the Scorpion fish.