The famous Hersonissos, located 27km east of Heraklion, is one of the most popular choices among the younger locals and visitors.
This is a well -organised tourist resort with many restaurants and tavernas, bars and beach bars, hotels of high standards and a wide variety of activities. It stretches from the north coast of central Crete to a few kilometres from the International Airport "Nikos Kazantzakis" and includes various settlements.
Hersonissos is mostly known for the beach, Limanakia Hersonissou, which, in essence is consecutive bays that start at Cape Sarantaris and go all the way to Hersonissos port. You can go swimming in many different beaches with steep rocks, pebbles or sand and turquoise, crystal clear waters.
Don't miss out on hiking on one of the interesting trails in Hersonissos so you can see many hidden, beautiful treasures.