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Hersonissos
Sandy, peaceful beaches and ancient ruins beckon travelers to Chersonisos, a one-time Roman port on the island of Crete. This is a family-friendly place, with plenty of activities for kids. The Lychnostatis Open Air Museum gives you the chance to explore the trades and lifestyles of early islanders. Exhibits include a herbarium, olive oil and wine presses and workshops on ceramics, shoe making and weaving. The aquarium showcases local sea creatures, as do the town's many traditional cafes, though in a completely different (and more delicious) manner.

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Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre
Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre
Owner description: Aquaworld - Crete's first Aquarium - opened in Hersonissos in 1995 - near Bus Stop 20. It features local sea life and reptiles from Crete and from all around the world. Most of... more Owner description: Aquaworld - Crete's first Aquarium - opened in Hersonissos in 1995 - near Bus Stop 20. It features local sea life and reptiles from Crete and from all around the world. Most of the animals are rescued or are unwanted pets which have found a new home at Aquaworld. Our philosophy is simple - bring people and animals closer together and, inevitably, people will begin to respect and care more about the animals! less
Attraction type: Aquariums
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Lychnostatis Open Air Museum
Lychnostatis Open Air Museum
Owner description: The Cretan open- air Museum "LYCHNOSTATIS" is located at Hersonissos, by the sea- side. It consists of four main collections: Nature & Flora Collection, with gardens of fruit... more Owner description: The Cretan open- air Museum "LYCHNOSTATIS" is located at Hersonissos, by the sea- side. It consists of four main collections: Nature & Flora Collection, with gardens of fruit- trees, aromatic herbs, cactus, shrubs and plants, stones and minerals of Crete. Ethnographic Collection, with a presentation of Cretan traditional life (a stone- made farmhouse, a middleclass house, a chapel, an olive- oil press, a windmill, a shepherd's shelter, a threshing floor, a wine- vat, a raki- distillery, workshops of ceramics, weaving and plant- dyeing, an old school, a bee's & wax house).Art collection with works of folk artists exhibited in the Folk Artist's Gallery, the Open- Air Theatre and the Exhibitions' Room.Collection of pre-Industrial Technology with equipment (olive- oil press, windmill, carob-mill, herb-press) used in the past. The Museum organizes a range of educational programs and its Audiovisual Department produces films, CD- ROM's, DVD' s presented daily in the Multimedia & Conference room. It has also a Museum-shop and a cafe. The Museum was nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award in 2010 and honoured by the University of Crete in 1997 for its ecological activities. "LYCHNOSTATIS" is open for a daily visit with a guided- tour, from (Saturday closed). less
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Buggy Safari Motoxperience
Buggy Safari Motoxperience
Attraction type: Off-Road & ATV Trails; Safaris; 4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours; Nature & Wildlife Tours
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Star Beach Water Park
Star Beach Water Park
Attraction type: Water Parks
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Labyrinth Theme Park
Labyrinth Theme Park
Attraction type: Theme Parks
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Taverna Harakas
Taverna Harakas
Ranked #1 of 210 Restaurants in Hersonissos
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Greek
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Zachos Taverna
Zachos Taverna
Ranked #2 of 210 Restaurants in Hersonissos
Cuisines: Mediterranean, European, Greek
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Med Cafe & Restaurant
Med Cafe & Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 210 Restaurants in Hersonissos
Price: $9 - $17
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Central European
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mythos
Mythos
Ranked #4 of 210 Restaurants in Hersonissos
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Cuisines: International, Mediterranean, Greek
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Palmera Seaside Restaurant
Palmera Seaside Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 210 Restaurants in Hersonissos
Price: $11 - $45
Cuisines: Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Scenic view
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Sunrise Apartments
3.0 of 5
Sunrise Apartments
$17 - $114
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Koutouloufari
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Marni Village
3.0 of 5
Marni Village
$25 - $70 (€22 - €62)
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Koutouloufari
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Village Heights Golf Resort
5.0 of 5
Village Heights Golf Resort
$18 - $88
Ranked #4 of 180 Hotels in Hersonissos
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Palmera Beach Hotel
3.0 of 5
Palmera Beach Hotel
$45 - $302
Ranked #7 of 180 Hotels in Hersonissos
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Additional nearby recommended accommodations:

Galaxy Villas
4.0 of 5
Galaxy Villas
$29 - $95
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in Koutouloufari
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Asterias Village Resort
1.0 of 5
Asterias Village Resort
$29 - $194 (€26 - €173)
Ranked #6 of 14 Hotels in Koutouloufari
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Creta Blue Suites
4.0 of 5
Creta Blue Suites
$72 - $180 (€64 - €161)
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Koutouloufari
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Creta Maris Beach Resort
5.0 of 5
Creta Maris Beach Resort
$160 - $626 (€143 - €558)
Ranked #6 of 180 Hotels in Hersonissos
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Lyttos Beach Hotel
4.0 of 5
Lyttos Beach Hotel
$132 - $786
Ranked #8 of 180 Hotels in Hersonissos
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