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Situated between the two seas (Aegean and the Mediterranean) in the northern part of Crete, this small town exists, seems, exclusively for tourists. In fact, the whole town is represented by the main street, which runs along the sea. Whole embankment consists of beaches. Perhaps, the only drawback of this hospitable town is quite a large pebble on beaches. However, this shortcoming can by overcome easily by sun loungers. The rest of the city is a true paradise for vacationers. Chersonissos almost borders with a bit smaller towns, such as charming resorts named Malia and Stalis. The distance to the administrative center of Crete estimates only 25 km. The path to Heraklion goes through Agios Nikolaos.
Hersonissos is perfect for a family vacation, as it is a magnificent beachfront resort with an abundance of modern entertainment centers. The largest and busiest beach resort is Nana; it … Open
This town is home to approximately nine thousands of people, but they are almost invisible among tourists. Local people manage to create such an unobtrusive service that it seems everything is done by itself. The island is very popular among the British, Irish and Dutch tourists, so the majority of bars are made in the Dutch and Irish styles.
In true, the town becomes alive only in the evening. At this time of a day it becomes clear why this place is especially popular among young people. During your stay in Chersonissos you simply can’t fail to visit the club with an unforgettable title Amnezia. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
1. Beach lovers can go for a trip at any time of the year; there is extremely hot and sunny weather at the resort. Be sure to take some sun protectors, as you can burn even during a casual … Open
In the surroundings of Hersonissos, there is a lot of historical and archeological attractions. One of the unique sites is the Knossos Palace. According to the legends, King Minos lived in the palace. Over 3 000 years ago, the Labyrinth of the Minotaur was located exactly here. Initially, the palace had about a thousand halls. It was one of the largest constructions of the ancient world. Nowadays, the territory around the palace is recognized as a unique archeological area where you can admire the restored fragments of the antique building.
On the outskirts of the city, there is the Lychnostatis Museum that occupies the old beautiful building and some of its exhibits are presented at a location nearby. This museum is devoted to national crafts. Its guests can learn about how the natives made yarn and curried leather hundreds of years ago. The museum exhibits include weaving machines and leather-dressers’ tools. It should be noted that craftsmen still work in the museum now, so you can watch them during the excursion.
One of the main advantages of this charming resort is a vast selection of attractive restaurants and cafes. The Mythos restaurant offering its visitors a sumptuous selection of European and … Open
One of the main nature attractions of Hersonissos is the Skotino Cave that you can visit absolutely for free. This cave is one of the most beautiful ones in Greece. Its total length is about 150 m. The main value of the cave is unique stalactites and stalagmites, the age of which is several thousand years.
At the resort, there is an amazing aquarium called Aquaworld. It differs from traditional aquariums in the usual sense. The main peculiarity of the entertainment center is a vast territory with pools where tiny turtles, reptiles and amphibians dwell. Here, the visitors are offered to pet sea turtles and feed them. Also, everyone can take a picture with a huge python.
Hersonissos is perfect for a family vacation, as it is a magnificent beachfront resort with an abundance of modern entertainment centers. The largest and busiest beach resort is Nana; it … Open
Trips to the island of Spinalonga are very popular with admirers of historical attractions. There are a lot of interesting monuments of the colonial period. Today, the visitors of the island can admire the preserved fragments of Venetian fortresses. As the researchers have found out, they were built on the ruins of the antique Acropolis. Today, the picturesque island with unique historical attractions is very popular with cinematographers from all over the world who make films here.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Hersonissos
♥   Castle 'Koules Fortress' Heraklion, 21.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Fortifications of Heraklion' Heraklion, 21.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Spinalonga Castle' Spinalonga, 33.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Moni Arkadiou' Arkadi, 67 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Kazarma fortress' Sitia, 68 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Hersonissos and around
♥   Art museum 'Heraklion Archaeological Museum' Heraklion, 21.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sightseeing in Greece: things to see

Many tourist destinations are located in the territory of Attica – the capital region of the country. The most famous landmarks of the region include Delphi and the Apollo Temple, the Oracle and the Sybil Stone. … Open
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