Hersonissos port or Limenas Hersonissou, one of the most popular tourist resorts in Crete, is situated on the north east coast of the island, 28km east of Heraklion. The harbor of Hersonissos is famous for its night life as there are many bars/pubs, restaurants and taverns on the waterfront. Also the visitors can find a large number of shops on the main street with jewelry, furs, clothing and souvenirs.
The Cretan Open-air Museum 'Lychnostatis' is located in Hersonissos and aims to promote the understanding and awareness of the Cretan folk cultural heritage. Operating since July 1992, it aims to promote the understanding of the Cretan folk cultural heritage and the awareness of the Cretan nature and environment. The museum comprises Cretan farmer houses, a distillery, windmill, church, wine and olive presses, weaving workshops, a garden with medicinal plants and a folk art gallery.
AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM & GALLERY MENELAOS PARLAMAS
The renovated Rural Museum of Menelaos Parlamas is located in the traditional village of Piskopiano, 3km to the south of the port of Hersonissos. Opened in 1988, this museum is housed in the village’s old olive-oil mill (named ‘fabrika’ by the locals). The visitor can gain an understanding of the daily life and the tasks of a Cretan farmer before the introduction of modern technology.