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Visit The Town Of Hersonissos On The Island of Crete

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Crete is the largest — and thus, the most populated — island of all the Greek islands, and it is home to one of the most frequented travel spots in all of Greece.

The town of Hersonissos is one of the hot spots to visit during your stay in Greece for a reason. They’ve got everything that a vacationer could ask for. From beautiful beaches, to exciting nightlife, historical museums, adventurous outdoor activities, waterparks, golf courses and so much more! There is something exciting to do in Hersonissos for travelers of all ages and interests.

One of the most popular, if not the most popular, attraction in Hersonissos is the Aquaworld Aquarium & Reptile Rescue Centre. With over twenty years of experience, you will be inspired by the owners’ passion and compassion for reptiles and aquatic life. They are full information and they love sharing their knowledge. Probably the best part about the whole rescue center is how interactive the experience is. You are up close and personal with these animals and learning every little detail about them along the way, which makes for an enjoyable day.

If you’re a fan of museums, then you’ll need to pay a visit to the Lychnostatis Open Air Museum. The walls of the museum are lined with collections of Cretan culture. As you journey through the museum, you will learn their history of living exhibit-by-exhibit. In total, it takes about an hour to stroll around the museum.

If you’re traveling with children, you have the choice of two different water parks and one theme park in Hersonissos. First, there’s the Acqua Plus Water Park with enough water slides to make a day out of it. Then there’s Star Beach Water Park, which is jam packed with water rides, slides and pools. The music played throughout the park makes for a great and fun atmosphere. Finally, the Labyrinth Theme Park is perfect if you have children along with you on your vacation. Not only do you get to enjoy the excitement of finding your own way in and out of the labyrinth, but you’re also learning about Greek mythology in the process.

The sightseeing in Hersonissos is fascinating. If you’ve got the time in your schedule, set aside a few hours to see the Cave of Zeus. However, travelers beware, as there will be some hiking involved to get to and from the cave. But the experience of being there is well worth the huffing and puffing it takes to get there, if you are physically able to do it. That being said, this probably shouldn’t be on your to-do list if either you or someone in your group can’t handle climbing and descending several hundred stairs.

The outdoor activities are plentiful, as you can visit the horses at Arion Stables, enjoy a guided mountain biking adventure for riders of all experience levels with Cycling Creta, or go on a motor safari with the excellent staff at Moto Xperience. If none of those activities are up your alley, then perhaps you might enjoy riding a horse along the water of the beach with Hersonissos Riding Center Day Tours? And for all you golfers out there, the Crete Golf Club is a beautiful course, but when you add in the fact that the view is magnificent throughout the entire course, now you’ve truly entered golfer’s paradise.

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