STAR BEACH in Hersonissos, Crete by Cam
time during your holiday I'm sure you want to sunbathe and swim. In Hersonissos
you will never be far from the beach. If you want energy and party during
the day too, then you should simply go to Star Beach waterpark. Just follow
the main road heading east of Hersonissos to Stalida and Malia.
An ordinary day at Star Beach
starts -in our case- at the gas station near by, where we fill up our
hired scooter and try to decide whether today is the day we'll go horseback
riding or try the go-cart track. We finally decide that we will leave
both for some other day and we park the scooter. We hope we will still
remember where we parked it after a full day in Star Beach.
On the way in to the waterpark we always say Hello to the security guard,
check out the jewellery for sale and if there are any new pictures on
the wall at the photo-shop and Internet-café. Every day photographers
walk around and take pictures you can admire for free or buy the ones
We pass the supermarket and
take a peak at the headlines in the newspapers and feel the atmosphere
we not fully awake in the morning, we start with -if you ask us- the best
brunch in the world, the restaurant' s Spaghetti Bolognese. After brunch
we talk for a while to the bartenders in the main bar of Star Beach, ask
for our favourite songs from the DJ and finally move to the queue for
the Bunjee jump. As it always happens, we change our minds when we're
first in line. Instead we go to the smaller pool bar, passing the diving
center and Jeanette sighs as always:"No diving-mate this year either...".
My ears really don't appreciate diving!
While the bartender makes our
Frappé and Sambucas we take a floating tour in the "Lazy River"
(a river from the poolbar, around the Star Beach-area) and check out all
the people sunbathing on the grass. We wonder if this is the proper time
for dinner at the Star Beach fastfood restaurant. About 10 minutes later
we're back at the poolbar.
the break we take a look at the beach where, besides sunbathing, you may
also do some paragliding, rent a waterjet, take a bumpride or a trip on
the banana-boat. We do nothing of the above but we feel like it is time
for some action so we will give the giant waterslides a chance. We hadn'
t experienced that until last year and then we really regreted that it
took us so long to decide. What an unbelievable, wonderful feeling of
happiness! It really makes your day!
As you have possibly understood,
there is no problem having fun at Star Beach waterpark in Hersonissos.
If you travel with children the waterpark is also a perfect choice. To
the right of the restaurant there is everything for a family with children.
Small waterslides, childrens swimming pool, jacuzzi, showers with sweetwater,
toilets, changing rooms...yes, everything! There is also an adjacent sandy
As if all this isn't enough Star Beach can offer billiard and pool tables,
a swimming pool with a springboard, henna tatooing, piercing, bunjee jumping,
minigolf and -in some evenings- happenings & parties like a foam-party...
Anyway and anywhere, you will
have a great time in the sun but be careful with it and use sunscreen!
Also think of; DO NOT dive in unknown waters and drink a lot of water,
not only soft drinks, Coke or alcoholic beverages.
Soon to be there! :-) / Cam
PS. If you want to see more photos of the fun we had in Star
Beach waterpark in Hersonissos, then visit the photogallery.