Some General Information
Hersonissos Crete is one of the most recognisable places in Crete.
Of course don’t forget.
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It is a town unit in the north of Crete, bordering the Mediterranean / Aegean Sea.
The town is about 25 kilometers east of Heraklion and west of Agios Nikolaos.
So it is in the middle between the two big cities !
Hersonissos translated in Greek means in fact its peninsula and harbour.
It is part of the Heraklion regional unit.
Who visits Hersonissos
Well everybody !
Many people visit Crete every year just to visit Hersonissos.
It has a lot of restaurants, cocktail bars, hotels and restaurants.
Of course Hersonissos is very close to the beach.
What to do
Hersonissos is a resort area in Crete, which also hosts the only golf club on the island.
Tourist sites include;
The park is one of the most popular water park on the island of Crete.
It is situated 5km from Hersonissos and only 30km from the city of Heraklion.
It’s next to the Crete Golf Club. The only golf club in Crete
The water park is split in to two section connected to each other.
The one section is for adults and includes a large number of extreme slides with
high adrenaline and the other section for children.
The gorgeous garden is the most impressive area of this water park.
Cretan flowers and trees together with exotic flowers come together to create a Garden of Eden.
It’s entrance price includes sundbeds.
Our personal favourite is the black slide and the lazy but you can decide for yourself !
Aqua Plus Website: https://www.acquaplus.gr
Star Beach is wonderful water park located in Hersonissos.
They have activities like water sport, bungee jumping and endless party.
Seven pools, bars & restaurants.
Good for families, friends and solo travellers.
They have a free entrance.
Starbeach Website: https://www.starbeach.gr/gr
The Hersonissos Aquarium
The aquarim is called aquaworld and it is Crete’s first aquarium.
Aquaworld displays local sea life and reptiles from everywhere!
Hands-on interaction with many of the animals is encouraged.
Of course you can take wonderful animal photos at Aquaworld.
Aquaworld Website: https://www.aquaworld-crete.com/
Labyrinth Theme Park
The Labyrinth Theme Park is a family destination park with numerous interactive activities and attractions.
It is nestled in the scenic hills above the town of Hersonissos in an area of 15 hectares.
The main theme of the park is the Labyrinth, but there will be plenty of other things to do as well!
Enjoy the variety of video viewings on the Minoan Civilization shown throughout the day in the projector room.
Participate in a round of Mini-Golf, or allow the children a turn on the many quad bikes available!
There is an Eco-Garden for nature lovers with Cretan aromatic herbs, local fruit and vegetables
and many flowering plants, all labeled in many languages. Naturally, the Cretan Stone Labyrinth
can also be enjoyed by the tiny tots.
After exercising your brain and legs, an impressive café, reminiscent of ancient Knossos,
is there to serve and relax you! Refreshing drinks, a choice of mouthwatering and
crisp salads and sandwiches and plenty of ice cream for the kids, will keep your hunger and thirst at bay!
Labyrinth Theme Park: https://www.labyrinthpark.gr/en
Dinosauria Park in Gournes.
The Dinosauria Park is a theme park in Gouves.
Gouves is about 10 minutes from Hersonissos by car.
The park is about dinosaurs as the name suggest and it is defintely
worth the visit.
There are several beaches in Hersonissos, some with blue flag status.
These include Potamos (blue flag) Karteros, Tobruk, Arina (municipal beach), Vathianos Kampos,
Kokkini Hani, Gournes, Gouves, Apolselemis, Analipsi, Anissara (blue flag), Sarantaris (municipal beach),
Hersonissos, Stalida, Klotsani, Malia and Potamos (municipal beach and blue flag.
My personal favourite is Saradari it is especially good for windy days as it
is a bay. It is very close to the famous hotel Hersonissos Village.
Hersonissos is of course one of the most famous places
in Crete for it’s night life and endless partying.
A list of clubs & Cafe’s
This one’s moto is : Making memories all night long !
This one is one of the oldest in Crete with a 30 years experience
in it’s area. Defintely worth spending the night there.
New York Website: https://www.new-york.gr/
King Scorpio Beach Bar
Located on the Eastern part of the city of Hersonissos,
King Scorpio, the biggest beach bar Restaurant, is the essence of summer fun!
A private sandy beach with the crystal-clear waters of Cretan Archipelago, awaits
you to enjoy the summer sun. Rest your body on our comfortable sunbeds
and soothe your soul with a sip of a refreshing cocktail carefully made for you.
Taste dishes based in International -sushi -Mediterranean & Greek fusion cuisine.
Our resident and guest DJs will tune your mood with the summer-on-the-island vibes.
King Scorpio Website: https://www.scorpiobeachbar.com/
Situated in a unique location just 2 steps from the beach but also right in the center of town,
with a well-known beach bar and amazing views of the bay of Hersonissos.
This one is also a hotel but you it’s bar is open for everybody.
Kahlua Hotel: https://kahluahotel.com/
This one is one my favourites. It’a quite relaxing cafe with good and quality
coffee beverages and food. The staff is very polite and profesional.
It is a quite relaxing place to be.
Coast Cafe Website: https://www.coastcafe.gr/
Restaurants & Taverna’s
What a place ! One of our favourite’s in Crete, the food is extremely
tasty they specialize on sea food.
Here you can enjoy traditional Greek and Cretan dishes,
fresh fish and seafood.
You can enjoy your meal with a wine or you can
choose among a big variety of beer or ouzo.
Akorogiali Website: http://akrogiali.eu/
This one is famous for it’s steak. One of the best steaks in Crete.
Sokaki Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Sokaki-Taverna-205619096249729/
Sirtaki Tavern is a family restaurant operating
since 1993, situated at the center of the village Analipsi Hersonissos Crete.
They serve the best of Greek cuisine with high quality homemade food.
Nikos , Jiannis , Manos will take care your servicing, mama Eleni is the chef , Giorgos is the grill chef!
Sirtaki Tavern Website: https://www.sirtaki-tavern.gr/
The Grill Hersonissos
Of course i can understand that some people will also like to taste foods
like burger, greek gyros & souvlaki.
You can taste them in the Grill.
The Grill : https://www.facebook.com/thegrillhersonissos/
Video of Hersonissos Main Road
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