Happening Hersonissos holidays 2020
If you’re looking for plenty of sun, beautiful beaches and thriving nightlife for your 2020 or 2020 holiday, jet off to Hersonissos. This hedonistic and lively town on Crete’s northern coast serves up action, adventure and fun by the bucketload. Despite the energetic party scene that fills the streets at night, Hersonissos offers a warm welcome to families with a huge range of entertainment that visitors of all ages can enjoy. Offering something for everyone, Hersonissos has lots of activities away from the beaches, including horse riding, golf and cycling. With attractions such as the aquarium, the open-air folklore Lychnostatis Museum and the monastery of Agios Georgios, plus theme parks and water parks, there’s a wealth of fun and interesting days out in Hersonissos.
To discover Greek island life further afield, head down to the bustling port, where you can book boat trips to Santorini or the island of Dia. Island hopping gives you a chance to see the diverse range of cultures on neighbouring isles and there’s a chance of spotting dolphins and other marine life on the way.
Hersonissos at a glance
Discover the best beaches
With three sandy beaches on offer, and lively beach bars nearby, heading to the beach is a must!
Hit the nightlife & bar scene
Hersonissos is the life of the party! Expect waterfront bars, DJ sets and even chilled pubs
Perfect for watersports
If you prefer a more thrilling time at the beach, there's jet skiing, snorkelling, windsurfing and more!
Fun water parks
There are a couple of water parks in Hersonissos that surely the whole family will love
Sample the local food
You can't leave Hersonissos without trying delicious Greek dishes
Must-visit historical sites
Visit the Minoan palace ruins in Malia dating back to 1900BC
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Things to do in Hersonissos
Taking a holiday in Hersonissos can see you swept up in a whirlwind of fun, activity and adventure. With so many activities on offer, you’ll be spoilt for choice. While you’re deciding what to do, there’s always the option of lounging on the beach or relaxing by the hotel pool. After you’re done soaking up those rays, why not visit the Aquaworld Aquarium? Well-stocked with local sea creatures and some more exotic specimens, the aquarium is a fascinating insight into the world’s oceans. With a reptile rescue centre just next door, there are some interesting cold-blooded creatures on display as well. Theme parks, water parks and beachside entertainment areas are the ideal day out in the sun. Sporty holidaymakers can enjoy bike tours, pony trekking and a round or two of golf. With boat trips, 4x4 safaris and horse-drawn carriage rides, there’s also plenty of opportunities to explore Hersonissos at a slower pace.
Best beaches in Hersonissos
A holiday in Hersonissos gives you a wide range of choices when it comes to beaches. If you love the holiday atmosphere only a crowded, bustling beach can provide, head to the long, narrow beach east of Hersonissos’ port. Popular in summer, many holidaymakers flock to this stretch of sand for its facilities and close proximity to the town’s cafes and restaurants. For a more secluded day on the coast, head west. Small coves dotted along this quieter section of shore offer a welcome break from the families and couples crowding the more popular beaches.
The warm Crete waters are a fantastic place for spotting the exotic marine life swimming beneath the surface. Don your snorkel and flippers and head to West Beach for the best snorkelling. There isn’t a sandy beach, but the sea is accessible from a flat platform amongst the rocks. If you like your beach days to follow on from a night time of partying, head to Star Beach, where festivities rock the beach all day long. It even has a water park, complete with slides and rides, bungee tower and many more fun and games for visitors of all ages.
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