DESTINATION CRETE

Destination Crete

The world within Crete

Crete is an island offering the world’s greatest treasures, from history and culture to natural wonders and civilization, renowned gastronomy, myths and legends. An island worth exploring from side to side. Reflecting its grandeur and unique characteristics, Hersonissos Resort is also blessed with scintillating beaches, sites and attractions and also features a great array of activities and adventures for everyone to enjoy.

The cosmopolitan resort of Hersonissos is situated only 30 km away from Heraklion providing the perfect starting point for your island excursions. It offers multiple choices of accommodation, entertainment and leisure for all tastes and preferences. A short distance to the south travelers will find the village of old Hersonissos as it was built further to avoid pirate raids. The small and picturesque villages of Piskopiano and Koutouloufari are situated near the old town, offering incredible views to the port of Hersonissos. The resort of Hersonissos is lined with restaurants, bars and taverns as well as all kinds of shops and boutiques and it is well known for its vibrant nighttime scene. It is the perfect choice for travelers wishing to be in the heart of all the action while its neighboring villages provide an alternative for those seeking for their peace and quiet.

Crete
  • Hotel
    Hotel
    • King Minos Palace
      King Minos Palace

      Limenas Hersonisou 70014, Crete, Greece

      King Minos Palace

  • Beaches
    Beaches
    • Gefyri Beach
      Gefyri Beach

      A beautiful beach with turquoise waters near the harbour.

      Gefyri Beach

    • Komos Beach
      Komos Beach

      Home of the world renowned Caretta-Caretta turtles and also one of the longest beaches on the island.

      Komos Beach

    • Agia Pelagia
      Agia Pelagia

      A popular pebbly beach with crystal clear waters

      Agia Pelagia

  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
    • Cretaquarium
      Cretaquarium

      The largest aquarium in all the Mediterranean is located in Gouves and is definitely worth a visit especially if travelling with kids.

      Cretaquarium

    • Caves
      Caves

      Time has engraved in its passing a series of rock formations also known as the Caves of Matala. These famous Caves used to serve as residences and even graves in the past years.

      Caves

    • Koules Fortress
      Koules Fortress

      The Koules fortress is standing proud at the entrance of the Venetian harbour and has become a symbol of the town of Heraklion.

      Koules Fortress

    • Phaestos Minoan Palace
      Phaestos Minoan Palace

      Phaestos Minoan Palace is actually a smaller copy of Knossos and the second largest Minoan site in Crete.

      Phaestos Minoan Palace

    • The Minoan Palace of Knossos
      The Minoan Palace of Knossos

      Attesting to the island’s grandeur the Minoan Palace of Knossos is the largest and most famous Minoan site in all of Greece.

      The Minoan Palace of Knossos

  • Museums
    Museums
    • Historical Museum
      Historical Museum

      Embark on a journey back in time from the early Christian times to the modern era through the history and culture of Crete.

      Historical Museum

    • Kotsanas Museum
      Kotsanas Museum

      Discover how the technology of ancient Greeks has inspired the world.

      Kotsanas Museum

    • Natural History Museum
      Natural History Museum

      The Natural History Museum takes guests on a journey to the remarkable biodiversity of Crete island.

      Natural History Museum

    • Archeological Museum
      Archeological Museum

      Featuring one of the richest collections of archaeological findings in all of Greece, the archaeological museum is definitely worth a visit.

      Archeological Museum