Just 25 km east of the Heraklion, Hersonissos is the most cosmopolitan
place of Crete. It is 24 km away from the airport of N. Kazantzakis
[Airport / city code: HER] and 26 km from the port of Heraklion.
The seaside town Port of Hersonissos is quite busy all year round. Half of
the shops and hotels are open throughout the year, in contrast to the rest
of Crete where many hotels and restaurants are open only during the tourist
season of April-October.
Hersonissos city consists of several small villages and the main tourist
destinations of Port Hersonissos, Anissaras and Old Hersonissos. These
villages are Koutouloufari, Piscopiano, Anissaras, Potamies, Avdou, Gonies
The variety and extent of Hersonissos coastline make it possible for bathers
to enjoy an infinite number of different places to swim, all of them lapped
by warm, crystal clear water.
The harbor of Hersonissos is famous for its night life as there are many bars,
restaurants and taverns next to the beach.