Best Things to do in Hersonissos

Discover some of the best things to do in one of the most popular destinations in Crete!

Travel Tips Highlights Best Things to do in Hersonissos

Hersonissos Harbour

The harbour of Hersonissos is definitely one of the most interesting places to visit as most of the restaurants, cafes and bars are located along the harbour, making the most popular place in that part of the island.

Hersonissos Harbour (Limenas Hersonissou) Heraklion Crete -


CretAquarium or Thalassokosmos is a modern aquarium featuring more than 200 species of marine animals from all over the Mediterranean. If you haven’t seen a shark before, now could be your chance!

CretAquarium Thalassokosmos Heraklion Crete -

Gefyri Beach

Gefyri beach is an absolutely breathtaking beach with beautiful turquoise waters not far from the harbour of Hersonissos. It should definitely be among your top choices to visit.

Gefiri Beach Sarantaris Hersonissos Heraklion Crete -


The waterpark ranks amongst the most popular places to visit in Crete since its opening and attracts families during the day and younger crowds during the evenings where famous DJs often come to play.

Starbeach Hersonissos Heraklion Crete

Hersonissos Village (Ano Hersonissos)

The village is a short drive from the neighbouring Hersonissos Harbour and it is contrasting the vibrancy of the coastal Hersonissos as it is rather peaceful and traditional. Beautiful narrow streets make for a lovely wander around after a nice meal in one of the plenty restaurants of the village!

Hersonissos Village Heraklion Crete -

Hersonissos Beach

Another great beach right next to the harbour is the Hersonissos beach which is the most popular beach in Hersonissos. This means it is quite busy, but that isn’t always a bad thing.  Hersonissos Beach (Limenas Hersonissou) Heraklion Crete -

Saint Paraskevi Church

Located at the end of the harbour of Hersonissos, Saint Paraskevi church is one of the oldest churches of the island dating back to 1870 and it has a unique construction as it is built into the rock!Saint Paraskevi Church Hersonissos Heraklion Crete -


One of the biggest waterparks in Crete, Watercity will surely entertain young and old alike with its Ancient Greece themed slides and activities!

Watercity Waterpark Anopolis Heraklion Crete

Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre

The rescue center features numerous species from Crete and around the world, most of which have been rescued and have found a new home. If you haven’t held a snake before, it is quite the experience!

Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre Herklion Hersonissos Crete -

Lychnostatis Museum

Lychnostatis is one of the largest folk tradition and ethnology museums in Crete if not the biggest. It has numerous artifacts that will teach you plenty about the culture, nature and environment of Crete!

Lychnostatis Museum Hersonissos Heraklion Crete -

Piskopiano Village

Another small traditional village close to Hersonissos is Piskopiano which is one of the smallest villages in Crete with under 500 inhabitants. There you will find a few tavernas and restaurants and also narrow little cute streets that will certainly charm you!Piskopiano Village Heraklion Crete -


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