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Villa Medusa is located in the outskirts of the village Palia Hersonissos, 25 Km to the east of the airport of Heraklion, driving along the northern high way, a few meters from the exit of the central road leading to Hersonissos and Castelli.

Within a short walk of 200 meters is the Ano Hersonissos main square with local traditional taverns, café, mini markets and grocery stores, where you can buy what you like. Many Greek soirees are also organized there with traditional Cretan music and dances.

A 3 km stroll or ride to the harbor of Hersonissos offers you more options to a bigger market, to small remote beaches or to central ones organized with water sports and cosmopolitan activities. A big market with various shops but also bars and restaurants by the sea are waiting you to make your holidays enjoyable.

It is highly recommended to rent a car in order to be able to explore the island. The History, the archaeological sites, the protected biotopes, the gorges, the caves, the mountains and the walking paths through the villages, the tradition and the contact with the local tradition remain very important for our guests!!

Various sports activities such as tennis, biking, high standards golf facilities, water sports, diving and aqua splash are also available within 1 – 4 km distance from our hotel.

There are plenty of important museums and archaeological sites on the island, some of them close to our area and some others a bit further.

The small villages in the wider region are waiting to give you the best taste of the Cretan hospitality and the warmth of the local people.

We are at your disposal to give you all the information you need in order to fill pleasantly your days and enjoy an unforgettable experience on our island.

Port of Hersonissos

Villa Medusa is only 2.5km away from Port of Hersonissos.

Hersonissos city, also known as Chersonissos or Limenas Chersonissou is in fact consisted by a peninsula and its harbor and situated approximately 25 kilometers away from Heraklion capital city, between Anissaras and Stalida.

A lot of tourists make accommodation choices amongst the wider area of Hersonissos municipality that includes the three traditional villages of Upper Chersonissos, Koutouloufari, Piskopiano, and Malia, Gouves etc.

A lot of conferences are held in the large hotels of the area, and many people choose Chersonissos’ accommodation for the unique Cretan Golf centre.

Ideal if used as a starting point for visiting Cretan points of interest, Hersonissos offers a lot of different activities that will appeal to all ages and visitors’ origins.

There are 2 big water parks, an aquarium in the city, and even the great Cretaquarium in Gournes, a traditional museum Lychnostatis, and of course the great party destination of Crete, the famous Star Beach, as well as a great variety of night clubs, cafeterias and restaurants.

Distances between Hersonissos and popular destinations

Heraklion: 26.3 kilometers, Heraklion International airport: 23.6 km, Agios Nikolaos: 38 kilometers, Rethymnon City: 104kilometers,
Chania city: 166 kilometers, Knossos Antiquities: 29,1 km, Faistos: 77.1 km, Matala: 92.5 km, Stalida 5.4 km, Malia: 8 km

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