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… Live the charm of contrasts & experiences …
Hersonissos Municipality (Episkopi, Gouves, Hersonissos, Malia) is a very popular tourism destination in Crete and one of the most attractive in Greece. You are invited to discover our Municipality from the coasts up to the mountains and the countryside villages, to visit the historical monuments and enjoy the unique beauty of the untouched nature.
Let hidden scents, the serenity of nature, the warmth of the local people follow you on this journey. Practice your favorite sport activity (diving, biking, paragliding, hiking, horse riding, rock climbing, golf etc.), discover the culture and history of this place and taste the traditional Cretan cuisine. Let our wishes for a pleasant, relaxing and exciting stay accompany you. We are certain that, after your vacation in our Municipality, you will feel the need to come back to know this place even better.
Live the charm of contrasts & Experiences (Recreation, Cultural, Outdoor, Religious, M.I.C.E.) that this destination offers you.
Recreation tourism is highly developed in the Municipality of Hersonissos, and is the background of the touristic activity in the area since the 60s, when the first tourist accommodation was built. Our destination offers a rich and diverse leisure tourism experience with the aim to advance the quality of its services and to strengthen the position of the area ideal for a vacation. Three Municipal Beaches, three different experiences you can enjoy. Potamos Beach (Blue Flag) in Malia, Sarantari beach (Blue Flag) in Hersonissos & Estavromenos Beach in Kokkini Hani.
Cultural tourism is an experience that every visitor can enjoy in the Municipality of Hersonissos. It shows our region's culture, specifically the lifestyle of the people in these geographical areas, the history of those people, their art, architecture, religion, and other elements that helped shape their way of life. The vicinity of Hersonissos is noted for its prehistoric archaeological finds, such as the Archeological site of the Minoan Palace of Malia, Chryssolakos, the archeological site of Amnissos, the Minoan Palace of Niros, the sites of Kastri and Armi.
The Municipality of Hersonissos offers a large number of Outdoor Adventure Experiences. The landscape invites nature lovers to explore it and discover its uniqueness. Extremely rich in fauna and flora, large areas of the region have been integrated in the NATURA 2000 ecological network: The island of Dia and the Forest of Azilakon (Azilakodasos).
In the territory of the Municipality of Hersonissos you will find a considerable number of Churches worth a visit. The village of Avdou is dotted with frescoed Byzantine churches. In the village of Potamies there is also a remarkable church monument, the Monastery of Panagia Gouverniotissa (dedicated to the Virgin Mary) and in the Village of Kera the very famous and picturesque monastery of Kardiotissa, which is dedicated to the birth of the Virgin Mary. The village of Episkopi also has many interesting Byzantine churches, located in the vast area.
Events & Conferences
The competitiveness of the destination is considered one of the first strategic objectives of the Municipality of Hersonissos. The Municipality of Hersonissos has the ideal combination of infrastructure and location for the development of a conference tourism destination. It offers modern facilities, convention centers, accommodates events up to 5000 people, and includes rich traditional and cultural social programs in perfect climate conditions all times of the year and all these near the largest airport of Crete (25 km). In Hersonissos Municipality it is possible to have a civil ceremony. Hersonissos Town Hall is located in a modern building. Spacious wedding hall, friendly personnel helps to create festive and warm atmosphere. A wedding in Hersonissos - Crete is the chance to celebrate the most romantic day of your life on a beautiful and historic island - an unforgettable experience.
Municipality of Hersonissos
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