Welcome to Crete ladies and gents!

Just a short distance separates Heraklion from Hersonissos. Hersonissos was the port of ancient Lyktos. The church of Agios Nikolaos, built in the 17th or 18th century, rises on the coast, while in the north of the Port of Hersonissos you can reach Megalo Chorio, Koumarodasos with 3,000 arbutus, oaks and locusts, Koutouloufari and Piskopianot, which nowadays houses the rural museum.

Dive into the blue

Hersonissos port, Malia beach, and Stalis in the middle. The sand and the turquoise waters attract the visitors like a magnet. Swimming in the huge sandy beach of Anisaras, before the Port of Hersonissos, is so worth it!

The palace in Malia

Visit the third-largest Minoan palace in Crete, which was first built in 1900 BC, to be permanently destroyed from fire in 1450 BC. 


To get to know the authentic tradition of Crete and its popular culture, a visit to the “naturalistic” open-air museum in the Port of Hersonissos is enough. The “Cretan House”, the factory, the windmill, the church, the press, a garden with aromatic and medicinal plants, works of Cretan folk artists … Everything is here, to introduce you to the genuine Crete.

Accommodation options

Luxury hotels and rooms for rent await visitors in Hersonissos and Malia, either on the coastline or in the village.

Source: DiscoverGreece