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Hersonisos has a lot to offer: relaxing in the numerous sandy beaches, non-stop nightlife, shopping, a variety of cultural experiences, sport activities and scenic walks in the nearby traditional villages.
Culture & Tradition - Iliostasi Beach Apartments

Culture & Tradition

The nearby (only 50meters) Cretan Open-Air Museum "Lychnostatis" (nominated for the European Museum of the Year Award 2010) organizes daily guided tours and seasonal events (grape and wine feasts, traditional cooking-see photo on the right- & dancing seminars), providing an insight into Cretan traditional life and culture.

Hersonisos, Stalis and Malia host several events of live Cretan music, concerts, theater and dancing performances. You can obtain the full schedule of events from the desk at Iliostasi Beach.

It is also worth taking a walk to the nearby picturesque villages of Koutouloufari, Piskopiano, Mohos, ,Avdou, Kera, Krasi.

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Archaeology & History

Hersonisos has several monuments from Hellenistic & Roman times. Also, worth visiting nearby is the Minoan Palace of Malia and the Byzantine monasteries of Kera & Gouverniotissa.

In Heraklion, 30 km. away are situated:
Archaeological Museum
Historical Museum
Venetian Fortress of Coule
Knossos Palace
Museum of Battle of Crete

Nature - Iliostasi Beach Apartments


In the area of Hersonisos you may find stunning views of nature:

Gorge of Agia Fotini in Avdou
Diktean cave in Lassithi
Lassithi plateau (with breathtaking views of old mills)
Bird-watching in Aposelemis river
CretaAquarium in Kato Gouves (large collection of Mediterannean aquatic world)
Natural history museum (located in Heraklion)
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Sports & Activities

The ILIOSTASI BEACH Apts. offers numerous sport possibilities :

Table Tennis - Billiards - Mini Basketball - Jogging

300-600 meters away, under separate management (with extra charge):

Water park - Beach Volley - Mini Golf - Golf - Cart racing - Horse Riding - Bicycle Hire - open-air Cinema - Massage lounge