The Creta Maris hotel offers an open air theatre (in the vicinity of Lidl super market) with latest movies showing always at 9pm. A movie runs for 2-3 days and is then changed, giving you the opportunity to sit under the stars more than once, on those hot summer nights and enjoy a film while drinking a cold beer or fizzy drink and trying some of the delicious popcorn. Even if the film isn’t the best choice, watch the planes fly over and absorb the unique experience of casual, outdoor movie-going. In practical terms, there is parking space for your car or bike just beside the entrance of the cinema and we would advise you take a shawl or cardigan along as it can get chilly or damp in the evenings.
For the thrill seekers who wish to simultaneously remain fairly safe, ignore the catapult and bungee jumping at Star Beach and focus on Kartland instead. Have immense fun, whatever your age and however many people join in: a holiday pastime to remember! Speed around the track, overtake others and sometimes, find yourself slightly stuck, off the racing track tarmac. Your “designated group photographer” can chill on the bridge with a cold beer and watch you go round in circles until the perfect shot is captured to help you remember those fun times!
Overlooking Hersonissos town from the South, are three smaller villages: Koutouloufari, Piskopiano and Old Hersonissos. Enjoy evening strolls through narrow streets of Koutouloufari and Piskopiano, decorated by traditional stone built houses. Shops offer arty jewellery, music from bars draws you in and the smell of pancakes and bakery shops is hard to dismiss. Pop in to some of the local ouzeries and taverns that surround the pretty square of Old Hersonissos to try the amazing local food. Take your time and gradually work your way through these tiny, delightful villages that offer a relaxing holiday atmosphere, away from the hustle and bustle of Hersonissos town. While these villages are close in terms of distance, they are situated up a steep hill so taking a car or bike would be advisable.
When smaller is better! Crete is home to a professional golfing course but holidays should be relaxing and fun so the mini golf options are: Astra mini golf in Koutouloufari and the court in Hersonissos, situated opposite Star Beach Kartland. Choose between these, depending on where you are located or try them both to compare! Challenge whomever is on holiday with you and have a laugh while trying to get the tiny ball around squiggly lines, over bumps, down drains and ultimately, into the correct hole. The more the merrier, for a time you won’t forget!