Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Hersonissos - Crete Travel Guide
An idyllic spot with a great beach club and excellent restaurants, bars and clubs.
•Hersonissos Relax on soft sand beaches, dive into warm crystal waters or simply explore the beautiful countryside on horseback. Hersonissos has a mood or mode for everyone. There is a busy harbour with fishing boats and friendly tavernas, a lovely old town of narrow streets and Greek restaurants. Plus the surrounding mountains are dotted with ancient villages, olive groves and pretty flowers. Hersonissos is a fantastic mix of Greece; ancient and modern. You can find simple beach cafes serving grilled fish fresh from the sea and enjoy the centuries old tradition of a simple supper at sunset with good wine and good friends. Or you can hit the popular bars and cafes around the harbour before hitting the dance floor at trendy Amnesia nightclub and partying all night.
•Hersonissos is ideal for everyone, there are hotels catering for the young party crowd, as well as family friendly All Inclusive resorts. Plus, there are those who use Hersonissos as a base for exploring the history of the surrounding area. Towards the end of the Summer Season is a great time to do this as you will get great deals on hotel rooms, avoid the crowds and still have the sunshine most days while you visit the ancient ruins nearby.
•Beaches in Hersonissos: Hersonissos has good sandy beaches all along the coast, and a number of lovely small coves can be found to the west at Anissaras or to the east near Stalis. There are several smaller pebbly beaches past the Lychnostatis Museum, east of Hersonissos.
•Watersports in Hersonissos: The crystal clear waters are perfect for snorkelling, diving as well as the many watersports on offer.
•The Star Beach Waterpark in Hersonissos:You should also check out the Star Beach Waterpark in Hersonissos. It has water slides, a dive centre, pools, a dj, great food, bar and an excellent atmosphere. Plus you can simply sunbathe on the beach or go paragliding, rent a waterjet, take a bump ride or a trip on the banana-boat. For families there are small waterslides, childrens swimming pool, jacuzzi, showers, toilets, changing rooms and ano an adjacent sandy beach. There is also billiard and pool tables, a swimming pool with a springboard, henna tatooing, piercing, bunjee jumping, minigolf and the occasional foam party in the evenings. Definitely a place to check out at least once on your holiday.
•Sight seeing in Hersonnissos: Hersonissos is close to the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, the Minoan Palace of Knossos and the Minoan Palace of Malia. And there is a good bus service both to and from Heraklion.
•Visit the charming Old Hersonissos town or the two picturesque small villages nearby of Piskopiano and Koutouloufari for traditional tavernas, stunning scenery and delicious food. You can visit the beautiful island of Spinalonga, a short bus ride away.
•Eating Out in Hersonissos: There's a good choice of restaurants in Hersonissos including traditional Mezze and seafood specialities; plus the ubiquitous English breakfast. Many of our hotels in Hersonisso have received great reviews by holidaymakers for their cuisine.
•Best restaurants in Hersonissos: Our holidaymakers' current favourite is The Lee Garden Chinese restaurant. Why not tell us about the taverna that tickled your taste buds when you get back?
•Best bar in Hersonissos: There are loads of bars and pubs in Hersonissos. Our holidaymakers' current favourite is the Captain's Bar.
•Theme parks in Hersonissos: There's plenty here for everyone to enjoy: Kartland, Aqua Plus Park and Water City.
•Nightlife in Hersonissos: The nightlife draws many younger visitors to the resort; but there are still pubs and bars which cater for all ages. There is a good choice of pubs, bars, café and clubs around the harbour. Plus there are several clubs including Amnesia which are open until the early hours.
•Holidays to Hersonissos: We have an excellent choice of holidays in Hersonissos.
•Hotels in Hersonissos: We have excellent hotels in Hersonissos, all with our lowest prices guaranteed.
•Cheap Flights to Hersonissos: We have cheap flights to Hersonissos. The flight takes just under 4 hours from UK airports.
•Car hire in Hersonissos: There's so much to explore, you would be wise to hire a car. We can offer great deals on car hire in Hersonissos so check us out when completing your holiday booking.
•Transfers to your hotel in Hersonissos: We can book your transfers from the airport to your hotel in Hersonissos. We can also book UK airport car parks online, plus travel insurance and currency exchange for your holiday.
•Hersonissos Hotel Reviews: Written exclusively by genuine customers who have booked and stayed in the hotel.
Did you know? Old Hersonissos was built inland on a hill following many pirate attacks by Saracen and others on the original port of Hersonissos. The advantage of the hillside was that it gave the locals enough time to react to pirate attacks. Later, from the 1950s onwards, a resort developed closer to the original port which embraced tourism as people started to visit the area to see all the archaeological remains near Hersonissos, Malia and Heraklion.
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