The great history of Crete
Sights you should visit
For all of you who are interested in culture, we recommend visiting one of the following museums. The Menelaos Parlamas Museum of Rural Life, the Lychnostatis Museum, the archaeological site of Malia and the Argirakio War Ethnological Museum are all within walking distance from Hersonissos and you will surely find interesting exhibits and information.
Churches & Monasteries
Knossos is the most important archaeological site of Crete with millions of visitors each year. The Minoan palace is located in Heraklion, built on the hill of Kefalas. It was the base of King Minos and well-known myths such as the Minotaur, or Daidalos with Icarus are connected to the palace. The first excavations were carried out in 1878 by Minoas Kalokerinos and continued in 1900-1903 by Sir Arthur Evans, who brought the entire palace to light.
Nikos Kazantzakis Grave
Hersonissos, due to its intense tourism, offers visitors the opportunity to engage in many activities. You can do water sports (all kinds of watersports are available in Hersonissos), diving, horse riding, play tennis or golf, or even try paragliding. Find out what you like and have fun with your friends or family.
Crete is famous for the beautiful beaches with its crystal blue waters. If you do not want to leave Hersonissos, select Limanakia, or the organized beaches of Silva Maris and Star Beach. However, throughout Crete there are wonderful beaches worth visiting, such as Vai, Balos, Preveli, Elafonisi, Falasarna, Agiofarago, Kedrodasos. Do not be afraid of the distance, the result will not betray the effort!