If you visit Hersonissos by day, you’ll notice tourists walking around, sitting in seafront tavernas and cafes, or shopping. Yet the town keeps an appearance of calm and tranquility. But, of course, things change around sunset when the first beats fill the air: it’s time for techno, house, and trance music aficionados to flock to the resort’s popular clubs and bars.
Sure thing, Hersonissos’ nightlife is not solely focused on techno and trance. Clubbers will find other styles, too, including rock, pop, disco, Greek music, and even karaoke. There are also beach clubs that offer day pool parties and drinks galore.
You should know that the city’s vibrant nightlife takes place in and around Liménas Chersónissou (Port of Hersonissos) – the seaside resort of Hersonissos. The other part of Hersonissos is inland and is called Ano Chersónissos (Upper Hersonissos), which is quaint: you will not find clubs here, but traditional tavernas, some offering live Cretan music occasionally.
Here are seven of Hersonissos’s trendiest clubs and bars if you want to party in a youthful, vibrant atmosphere.
Starbeach Party & Bungy Jump
Starbeach Party & Bungy Jump celebrates 30 years of existence in 2023. They organize some of the wildest parties in Crete and are famous for their exceptional entertainment programs. You can expect the likes of Afrojack, Armin van Buuren, Hardwell, R3hab, and others to take to the club’s main stage in “Main Stage Events.”
Join them for their daily Good Vibes party, featuring musicians, DJs, dancers, and guests partying into the sunset. They also host “The Famous Beach Party” every Saturday in July and August. And, if you are into extreme sports, you can try bungy jumping.
Address: Themistokleous 5, Liménas Chersónissou 700 14
Phone: +30 2897 029351
New York Beach Club
New York Beach Club was around for 30 years, too. It has a vibrant party atmosphere if you want to dance the night away. The staff is friendly, and most of the drinks are affordable. During the day, you can enjoy one of their signature cocktails on the beach, as the club offers comfortable sunbeds and umbrellas for rent.
Address: Agias Paraskevis 30, Liménas Chersónissou 700 14
Phone: +30 698 007 0930
Palm Beach Club
Since 2012, Palm Beach Club has been a popular party destination, featuring a restaurant (for breakfast, lunch, and dinner), a swimming pool, beach access with sunbeds and umbrella rentals, beach service, and a dance floor. Nights are for lively DJ acts and thematic events. VIP service is available upon reservation.
Address: 25is Martiou, Liménas Chersónissou 700 14
Phone: +30 697 463 8305
+30 28970 24560
Elite Club opened in 2019, so it is a new club that remained in business despite the pandemic lockdown in 2020. It reopened in 2021, attracting a young crowd with its cheerful atmosphere filled with dance and pop tunes. In addition, it serves reasonably priced cocktails, beer, spirits, and pub grub.
Address: Agias Paraskevis 83, Liménas Chersónissou 700 14
Tiger Club has been around since 1981, ranking among the oldest venues of its kind in Hersonissos. It offers a variety of cocktails and drinks, a terrace that overlooks the sea, and room to dance the night away. They play the latest chart music and hits.
Address: Agias Paraskevis 97, Liménas Chersónissou 700 14
Phone: +30 693 697 2092
Club Sensation celebrates ten years in 2023. This summer, they will throw a mega party featuring Harrie Snijders, Lil Kleine, Trobi, Ashafar, Mula B, Afro Bros, Bizzey, Bilal Wahib, and many others. They also have themed nights, like Rewind and Sensation White. Friendly staff, a lively atmosphere, and excellent drinks enhance the place’s appeal.
Address: Agias Paraskevis 9, Liménas Chersónissou 700 14
Players is a bar, not a club, popular for drinks and people-watching. They play dance music at night, so you can stay here to party till late or have a couple of drinks before adventuring in a bar and club crawl from here. The bar has been active in Hersonissos since 1986.
Address: Agias Paraskevis 4, Liménas Chersónissou 700 14
There are many other bars and clubs in Liménas Chersónissou: follow the music and Agias Paraskevis street to find most of them.