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About Hersonissos

Hersonissos is located 26 km east of Heraklion, the fourth biggest city of Greece. The development of Hersonissos is thanks to the region’s tourism which has experienced a significant growth in the last 50 years. The town had a port used for important local agricultural products prior to its development in terms of tourism. Today, it is known as the biggest tourist destination of Crete. In the town, only 3 thousand people live. Hersonissos has a great location where the sea meets the history.

Hersonissos has many crowded beaches, stores where you can find different products, souvenir shops, cafes, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. The town continues to grow thanks to these opportunities it offers to its visitors.

There are the most popular and crowded beaches of the region in the east of Hersonissos Port. Silva Maris Beach is one of the most famous beaches of the town. In addition, Star Beach is the most crowded beach of the region. Near Cape Drapanos, there are less crowded beaches for those looking for beaches far from the crowd.

Koutouloufari, Piskopiano and Ano Hersonissos, which are the traditional villages located 2 kilometers of the town, are among the places that should be visited especially by those who love the coasts far from the crowd. It is possible to reach Hersonissos by getting on one of the buses departing from Heraklion.

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