Hersonissos, Crete by Cam and ExploreCrete. Hersonissos guide

The beauty and the beast… – My Hersonissos by Cam

It all started in May 1998 when my best friend Jeanette had been on a study trip to Crete with the travel agency she was working for. Back home in Sweden she said to me: “Camilla, you have to come with me to Hersonissos in July, I’ ve seen the most beautiful bartender in the world!”

Said and done, we packed our suitcases for a fiveday trip but thanks to the travelagency we ended up with 11 days there.

The Hersonissos I met when I came there was so much more then just a handsome bartender. I fell in love with the village!

Hersonissos, Crete

Cam and Jeanette

To come to a town that is in most countries sold as a partytown and discover so much more was amazing.

Like the three small villages just above Hersonissos (Koutoloufari, Piskopiano, “Old” Hersonissos), the old church with mosaic down by the harbor, the antique greek theatre next to Star Beach, all the beautiful beaches west of Hersonissos and all excellent food. (Did you know that the Cretan diet is the healthiest in Europe?). So much more than plain party but truthfully speaking that is what I know best about Hersonissos.  :-)

Hersonissos, Crete

Now, three years and seven trips later I am still fascinated by the combination of party and culture. When I after my first holiday in Crete understood that I was addicted to Hersonissos.

I started to think; how do I combine the fact that I have a husband and work fulltime as a midwife with this addiction? Now I know, there is no obstacle. After two months we where back again.

So, what is there to do in Hersonissos and why? What exactly is so great? I promise you, I’ll let you know during the winter.

Hersonissos, Crete

Until next time, go and have a nice dinner at your local greek restaurant. You may also enjoy the night photos of Hersonissos by Yannis. Soon to be back!


PS: The handsome bartender is still around. :-)

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