Attractions

AQUARIUM

Visits Greece’s largest aquarium in Gournes, situated in a distance of 15 km from the hotel. All Mediterranean and some tropical sea organisms are found there in an excellent modern aquarium which attracts thousands of sea-life friends all over the year.

MUSEUM LICHNOSTATIS

An interesting open-air museum referring to the traditional way of life in Crete and to the variety of Cretan flora and natural products, in a distance of 2 km, direction to Mallia - on the sea front.

CRETE GOLF CLUB

Crete's only 18-hole golf course is at a distance of 5 km from Hersonissos, offering a unique golf experience on a typical Mediterranean terrain.

MALLIA PALACE

At a distance of 10 km from Hersonissos is found the Minoan pace of Mallia - just after the tourist resort of Mallia village, in a superb setting near the sea shore. The world famous "Bees of Malia" today exposed in the Archeological museum of Heraklion was found here during the excavations of the palace. It is a piece of ancient jewellery (pendant) representing two golden bees holding a drop of honey.

BEACH LIFE

Hersonissos is full of clean sandy beaches with quiet waters. Spend some easy hours swimming in crystal waters, lay under the superb Cretan sun or enjoy refreshing beverages in the terrace of the countless beach bars and cafes across the sea front. For a completely peaceful experience, you can visit the long Anissaras beach (around 3 km from the hotel), much recommended for snorkeling and for its spectacular sunsets.

SPORTS & OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

Among Hersonissos’ biggest attractions are the variety and quality of its water sports infrastructure. You can find water sports facilities in many public beaches, in and near the city and also 3 big water sport centers with private pools and plenty of water activities. Ιn the area, you can find 3 scuba diving centers. The lovers of nature can enjoy nice short or long walks across the sea front or in the surrounding hills and mountainsides. Horse riding, mountain bikes, fishing and boat cruises and other sporting activities like bird watching or parasailing can be enjoyed in the vast green and blue coastal area of Hersonissos.

GOING OUT

Hersonissos’ nightlife remains for some visitors its main attraction. Indeed, music, fun and dance never cease in the heart of the Port during the summer season.

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