Alternative Tourism


The Municipality of Hersonissos is the number one tourist destination of Crete and features some of the best hotels and recreational areas, sports facilities and vibrant nightclubs and bars. The region receives thousands of tourists every year and it is considered to be the largest and most organized tourist center in Crete.


The past few years, a new form of cultural-ecological tourism has been developing. New goals for alternative tourism have been set and await to be achieved. The Municipality is characterized by diverse landscapes of natural beauty, which could become sites of attraction and interest. Thus, the main goal is to create a new network of alternative tourist activities, interacting between sites and monuments of natural, traditional and cultural interest.