Hersonissos, the most cosmopolitan place of Creta, is just 25 km east from the city of Iraklion and 18 from the airport, 85km from Rethymno and 35km from Agio Nikolao.
A city with many late 20th century buildings and hotels. The village of Old Hersonisos, located within a small distance to the south was built due to the fear of the pirates that forced the inhabitants of the village to move in the inland.
Near Old Hersonisos there are two picturesque small villages, Piskopiano and Koutouloufari, overlooking the busy resort of Limin Hersonissos.
The harbour of Hersonissos is famous for its night life as there are many bars, restaurants and tavernas next to the beach.
At the neighbouring villages a number of small hotels and apartments offer quiet and peaceful environment for family vacation.
The visitor to the area of Hersonisos will find a large number of shops with jewels, furs, clothing etc.
Daily cruises can be organised to the neighbouring island of DIA and many other small islets and beaches in the area.
The Crete Golf Club in Hersonissos is home to the first 18-hole golf course on the island of Crete, offering to golfers and visitors a challenging and enjoyable golf experience throughout the year.