Nancy Hotel is located in the heart of Limani Hersonissou and provides easy access to many activities for all tastes and interests. For those who prefer to spend a more relaxed holiday within the town, magnificent beaches await for swimming, fun and relaxation all day and night long, with astounding views of the Cretan Sea. Those who wish to experience adventurous moments can try water sports like water skiing or scuba diving to explore the amazing seabed right under the water surface. Very close to all the beaches are cafés, bars, taverns and restaurants, waiting to serve cool beverages and cocktails and delicious meals to the guests. In addition, there are many stores in the local market, where you can find a variety of products and souvenirs. Many of the shops offer local products, like olive oil, herbs, natural health care products, woven textiles, jewellery etc. When night falls, the more enthusiastic travelers can enjoy themselves in the bars and night clubs of the town, where exciting parties with loud music and vivid dancing continue until the first light of day. For the more easy-going types, quieter places can also be found in the town for relaxed and casual moments.
For the more demanding and restless travelers, Limani Hersonissou is an ideal starting point for small excursions and one-day trips to many destinations in the surrounding region. At less than 2km from Nancy Hotel, villages like Hersonissos, Piskopiano and Koutouloufari, with their remarkable traditional style, await to be discovered. Many folklore feasts with local music and dancing are frequently organized, especially in mid-summer, and are truly worth attending. The inland of the region also comprises a unique venue of admirable natural beauty, with orchards, olive groves and imposing mountains, as well as historic monuments and, of course, the acclaimed hospitality and joyful spirit of the locals. Moreover, one-day cruises are organized daily from Limani Hersonissou to Dia Island, which is located northwest of the town and is well known for its magnificent beaches, as well as to other natural ports and beaches in the area. Also, the CretAquarium (approximately 10km from the hotel) is the ideal place for those who wish to acquaint themselves with the Mediterranean marine life. Lychnostatis Open-Air Museum of Folklore (almost 3km from the hotel) and the Museum of Rural Life of Piskopiano (less than 2km from the hotel) host great collections of traditional items associated with the cultural heritage of the area. Golf lovers can enjoy their favorite sport in the Crete Golf Club, the largest golf course in Greece, at a distance of 5 kilometers from the hotel.
More museums of various themes can be found in the capital city of Heraklion, 25km west of Limani Hersonissou. The Archeological, Historical, Natural History Museums and the Museum of Ecclesiastic Arts await the visitors who wish to discover more about the history and heritage of the area from the ancient until the contemporary times. Those of you who travel to Heraklion should by all means visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos (25km from the hotel), which is the most popular archaeological site on the island of Crete. The intricate architecture of the rooms, King Minos’s throne, the well-preserved frescoes on the walls and the notorious Labyrinth, where Minotaur was held captive by King Minos, will take you on a fascinating journey through time and history.
|Town center||0m||Koutouloufari village||1.8km|
|Town port||300m||Hersonissos village||1.8km|
|Cafés – Bars – Restaurants – Taverns||200m||CretAquarium||10km|
|All kinds of shops (central shopping area)||0m||Heraklion International Airport||25km|
|Taxi station||100m||Heraklion city centre||26km|
|Bus station||50m||Archaeological Area of Malia||9km|
|Medical center||300m||Archaeological Area of Knossos||28km|
|Pharmacy||100m||ΑArchaeological Museum of Heraklion||26km|
|Traditional Cretan Museum “Lychnostatis”||3km||Historical Museum of Heraklion||26km|
|Crete Golf Club||5 km||Natural History Museum of Heraklion||26km|