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Why Visit Hersonissos? 

Hersonissos is one of the most popular holidays resorts on the Greek island of Crete. As a coastal town on the island’s north shore, it was once a small fishing port before the town’s rapid development into a tourist destination. This resort has stunning beaches, sites of historical significance and modern bars and restaurants.

Hersonissos has something for everyone! in the Summer you will find groups of young friends, couples and families around the resort all visiting for different reasons. The town is home to a stunning marina, and this is a popular spot to spend the evening at. Exploring the local area is a must while in Hersonissos and many tourists choose to do so on bikes as it is a great way to explore the town’s beautiful coastline.

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Hersonissos has a great nightlife, a beautiful marina, stunning beaches and a range of attractions. ensuring that whether you are a family, an older couple, or a young group of friends, you will have a fantastic experience when visiting Hersonissos.

To learn more about things to do in Hersonissos, the best time to go and local info see here.

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Things to do in Hersonissos

Attractions 

  • Visit Labyrinth Theme Park in the Hersonissos hills
  • Discover bones and replicas of prehistoric times at Dinosauria Park
  • Take a day trip to the island’s capital Heraklion
  • Take a trip to the Palace of Knossos, the island’s most famous attraction

Nightlife 

Hersonissos is home to Crete’s wildest nightlife and during the summer season you will find busy bars and nightclubs all day and all night, seven days a week.

Dining Out 

Hersonissos has a large number of restaurants, whether you’re looking for a cheap, quick meal or some fine dining by the marina, Hersonissos has dining options to suit all budgets and tastes. 

For Families

Families of all ages will love a visit to Aquaworld aquarium, a fascinating attraction where you can learn about Crete’s local marine life!

Beaches 

The Beaches in Hersonissos are one of its main attractions. The sandy oasis's offer calm waters, perfect for families with young children to enjoy splashing around in.

Shopping 

 Crystel shopping centre in Hersonissos offers a range of souvenir, food and clothing stores for visitors to browse and pick up some goods. 

Matala festival

The nearby city of Heraklion hosts Matala festival annually in June. During this event there is music, arts and literature from the 1960s era.

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Best Time to Go

Hersonissos is the perfect place for a summer holiday and it’s very popular with young people, especially in the months of July and August. If you’d like to visit Hersonissos and have a family holiday, we recommend visiting in May or June.

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Currency 

Euro is the currency used. 

Time Zone

There is a two-hour time difference between Ireland and Hersonissos, with Ireland being two hours behind the holiday resort.

Getting around

Flights operate from Dublin to Crete 3 days a week during summer with a flight time of 4 hours and 30 minutes. From Chania airport, it is a 2-hour drive to Hersonissos. Crete is a large island, so if you would like to explore it while on holiday, we recommend hiring a car.