Crete Journals

Working in Hersonissos for the summer! Part 1

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A travel journal to Crete by RoyleAA01

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Quote: I was working in many hotels as well as a tour guide and visited many bars, clubs and restaurants. Here are my reviews from my short stay......

Murphy's Bar

Attraction | "Great Irish Music Bar"

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The location of this bar is along the famous strip along the coast of Hersonnissos, located here are many many clubs, bars, restaurants etc....Murphy's is located towards the centre of this strip near in my opinion the best locations for music and drinks and also has views of the beach and sea.This bar is only popular and good towards the evening, it is very small but the staff and management are great fun, the music is great and the atmosphere very friendly and fun...I must visit while in Hersonissos in the evening. Theres only light snacks to eat but a very long drinks menu, prices are average and acceptable and the members of staff serve u while dancing across the bar...Perfect, fun, en...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 9, 2012

Murphy's Bar
Hersonnissos
Crete, Greece

Knossos Palace/Bronze Age Archaeological Site

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Attraction | "Ancient Expedition!"

Knossos Palace/Bronze Age Archaeological Site Photo, Crete, Greece
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I have to give this site an average mark as the site is amazing to walk around and discover ancient history, but also there was many discomforts. The location of the site is not terrible bad, it is situated near to the capital and the journey has some amazing and beautiful sites along the way. For some people it can be a long journey depending on your location. But from Hersonissos it is only approximately 30-40 minutes.You can take an organised trip like we did, this means we have a comfortable connection via coach picking us up from the hotel and tuck us directly to the site. As I mentioned the journey to Knossos has some amazing and breathtaking views of the island and sea. ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 8, 2012

Knossos Palace/Bronze Age Archaeological Site
Heraklion
Crete, Greece

Watercity Waterpark

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Attraction | "Best Greek Water Park"

Watercity Waterpark Photo, Heraklion, Greece
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Location/Water ParkIf you are staying in the capital of Crete then it is much easier to get to this location. From Hersonissos there is a Water Park bus that picks you up from a few pick-up points throughout the resort, the main pick-up point being outside the Star Beach Hotel, which I reviewed earlier. The journey is then approx 1 hour, if you are renting a car, this is probably a cheaper option and there no waiting around as the buses never seemed to arrive or depart on time! But this is a minor problem, if you are part of a group having fun this is ok, but if you are there as a family with young children then it could be a problem! The water city park has a fantastic location in o...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 6, 2012

Watercity Waterpark
Anopoli Pediados
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
+30 2810 781317

Acqua Plus Water Park

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Attraction | "An Average Water Park "

Acqua Plus Water Park Photo, Crete, Greece
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LocationThe location actually in my opinion is not great at all! Yes they do organise a shuttle bus that picks people up from various parts of the island, but of course this comes at an extra cost! It is not possible to access this park unless you have great travel bearings and/or rent a car/bike. It seems like the park is way up into the hills travelling through steep, windy roads until finally you get there... of course this depends on the route you take or know. Hersonissos is probably the closest resort to the park but the ride is still uncomfortable. If you rent a car and know how to use a map then I recommend this instead. I do understand they need a lot of room to build a park like...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on November 5, 2012

Acqua Plus Water Park
5th Km To Kasteli
Hersonissos, Crete, Greece
28970-24950

Star Beach Village

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Hotel | "Hotel and Water Park in One!!"

Star Beach Village Photo, Crete, Greece
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LocationLocation of this hotel is perfect its just outside from the town centre which avoids most of the groups of tourists and people gathering around shops. Its in a nice location with everything near. Just outside the front of the hotel is the bus stop so you can visit any resort around the island from here. Also nearby is horse riding facilities, go carting, car/bike/scooter rentals and a mini supermarket if you dont have all inclusive. Its perfect, only a few hundred meters away is the centre with lots of bars, clubs restaurants, take away, shops, doctors, pharmacy ect. Star Beach is also a coastal location and most views are amazing, you either have a room in the main building or the...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 4, 2012

Star Beach Village
Themistokleous 5
Hersonissos, Crete, Greece 700 14
+30 28970 29351