SIGHTSEEINGS

Amazing attractions

The great history of Crete

Hersonissos offers guests, besides relaxation and tranquility,
several attractions that deserve the right attention. The museums and
churches that are nearby, as well as the sightseeings of Heraklion,
such as Knossos or the tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, will impress you.

Museums

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

Like the rest of Crete, there are also many churches and monasteries in Hersonissos. You will find dozens, beautiful churches and chapels from the 11th to the 16th century AD. The monasteries are also of great interest, as the architecture and hagiography that visitors can admire will leave them all fascinated.

Knossos

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

The tomb of the great Cretan writer Nikos Kazantzakis is at the top of Heraklion, at the Martinenego bastion. On the marble tomb there is an inscription in the well-known phrase of the writer: "I hope nothing, I fear nothing, I am free", and a large wooden cross. From that point, you can also enjoy the wonderful panoramic view of Heraklion.

UNIQUE SIGHTS

IMPORTANT MUSEUMS

BYZANTINE CHURCHES

ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITES

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