Beach days, nights out
Star Beach, the centrepiece of town, has an awesome waterpark plus plenty in the way of water sports, too. Once the sun sets, the main strip and waterfront really come alive. Dinner’s easy to sort with a varied bunch of restaurants, and family-friendly bars stay open late. Live DJs even feature at beachfront clubs.
Traditional v new
Get up close to the sea life and reptiles that call the Aquaworld Aquarium home. Hersonissos is super modern, but while you’re here you can get a feel for traditional life on the island at the open-air museum. It’s an exciting underwater Mecca to get acquainted with.
You know the Greek myth about the Minotaur and the Labyrinth? Well, it’s just a 40-minute drive to Knossos, the Minoan palace where the legendary tale is based – so you’ve got to go. An hour’s drive (plus a short boat ride) gets you to the fascinating island of Spinalonga.