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Hersonissos

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Aquariums · Water Parks · Theme Parks
Wholeheartedly dedicated to tourism, Hersonissos remains best known for its vibrant nightlife, its bars and clubs attracting partygoers from around the world. This ancient port town once served as an important episcopal city for early Christians, the names of its bishops appearing in documents dated to the 5th century CE. Today, Hersonissos enjoys a reputation as one of Crete's hippest tourist resorts, its seaside streets lined with trendy shops and restaurants. Despite its modern face, the town and the surrounding area contain numerous ancient ruins--reminders of the island's Roman and Byzantine rulers. Escape the big crowds by visiting the archaeological sites located along the coastline just a short drive east of the city. Plan your holiday in Hersonissos and other destinations, from the rural, to the urban, and everything in between, using our Greece travel route app.
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Popular things to do in Hersonissos

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Aquarium
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Water Park
Star Beach
3.8
Duration: 8 hours
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Specialty Museum
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Water Park
Watercity Waterpark Themed Park Anopolis
3.4
Duration: 8 hours

Side trips from Hersonissos

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Ruin
The Palace of Knossos Knosos
3.1
Duration: 3 hours
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History Museum
Heraklion Archaeological Museum Heraklion
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Aquarium
Cretaquarium - Thalassocosmos Gournes
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Island
Fortress Spinalonga Elounda
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Hersonissos

Golf Course
The Crete Golf Club
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Theme Park
Labyrinth Theme Park
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
Gift & Specialty Shop
Luxurious Furs
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
Spa
Solaris Beauty Salon Analipsi
5.0
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Hersonissos

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Jewellery Schone Elisabeth
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Cretan Secrets
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Imperial Furs
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Hatzis Leather
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Wildlife in Hersonissos

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Divepoint Analipsi
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
Scuba / Snorkeling
Coral Diving Crete Anissaras
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.2
Duration: 2h 30 min

Kid-friendly things to do in Hersonissos

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Theme Park
Acqua Plus Water Park
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
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Beach
Analipsi Beach Analipsi
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Off-Road Tour
Go Xplore Tours
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
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Specialty Museum
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Lesson / Workshop
The Bronze - Kelesis Yannis Anopolis
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Island
Chrissi Island Ierapetra
3.4
Duration: 8 hours

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