Hersonissos consists of several small villages and the main tourist destinations of Limni Hersonissos, Anissaras and Old Hersonissos. The villages are Koutouloufari, Piskopiano, Anissaras, Potamies, Avdou, Gonies and Kera. Hersonissos is the largest tourist resort in Crete and is famous for its nightlife and therefore preferred by younger holiday makers who want to have fun. The neighbouring villages offer a little bit more peace.
Location of Hersonissos
Getting there: Hersonissos is within easy reach of Heraklion (27 km) along the National Road, with plenty of regular buses.
Atmosphere: Lots of discos, shops, bars so a noisy place better suited to a young public coming here for the action, not for a quiet holiday. All this is set in beautiful surroundings with a bay, a small harbour and hills in the background. But if you look for a quiet holiday, do not go to Hersonissos.
Accommodation: Everything from 5 star hotels to simple rooms. There are thousands of rooms in Hersonissos but it may be hard to find something in high season as many hotels get allocated to package tour operators. Find accommodation in Hersonissos
Restaurants: The sea front is completely given over to restaurants and cafés so you'll have plenty of choice. Because of the intense competition the quality is quiet good.
Shopping: Everything for you to shop all day if that's what you feel like doing.
Nightlife: This is what Hersonissos is about. Plenty of bars, clubs and discos
Beach: Small cramped sandy beaches lined up with hotels. You'll find more space towards the East of town (Koutouloufari and onwards towards Stalida) or to the North at Anissara
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