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Hersonissos, Crete Island Insider Tips, Photos and Reiews

Things to Do in Crete Island Hersonissos

Crete is one of the best known isles of Greece, and you’ll know why when you visit Hersonissos. Steeped in history, this town is ready to welcome you with a variety of things to do, so read on for insider tips and reviews.

The Old Village

The Old Village in Crete is the most beloved section of town by tourists and locals alike. Several kilometers away from the major resorts and shopping centers is a slice of the old world. You can attend Cretan nights that are held every Monday. This is a chance to see the houses, the square and the taverns with a little extra life in them. You may see traditional dancers or musicians there, and a variety of the people enjoying each other, a meal and the town.

Museums, Beaches and Zoos in Hersonissos

Visit the museum in the town known as Lychnostatis, which tells you everything you’d want to know about the heritage of the Greek isle of Crete. Folklore and culture can all be learned through the elaborate displays in an open-air setting. From olive oil to ceramics to farming, this proud island has a lot to show off.  Or spend a day at one of the many beaches to experience the water and wildlife of Hersonissos. Famed because of their beauty and tranquility, a walk or a swim should at any of the beaches here will give you a sense of the island.  There’s also a small zoo where you can see some of the local animals, such as turtles, fishes, snakes and lizards.

Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about things to do in Crete Island Hersonissos.

By Patricia Magaña

Always on the lookout for value-oriented travel, Senior Editor Patricia Magaña has trekked throughout the States, Latin America, and Europe. Follow her on Instagram @PatiTravels.

Since joining the editorial crew in 2005, Magaña has pounced on incredible deals to Amsterdam, Madrid, and San Pedro Sula—each for less than $300. Her favorite travel experiences involve discovering street art while meandering a city, chatting up locals, and day drinking.

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