Crete’s advocate of fun and leisure
Hersonissos Gulf is one of the most visited coastal areas in the Heraklion region and a must-visit for those looking for gorgeous beaches and leisure activities by the sea. Visitors interested in archaeological sites and history will find some of Crete’s favourite sites close by, such as Malia, the third-largest Minoan palace on the island, built in 1900 BC.
Long white sandy beaches, lively bars and clubs, all types of restaurants serving local and international cuisine, fun parks, shops, water sports facilities, a golf club and daily activities for all are just some of the gifts that Hersonissos generously offers to travellers from around the world.
A family-friendly destination, Hersonissos boasts safe coasts and attractions as well as activities for kids of all ages. It is also a romantic getaway for honeymooners and couples who prefer to have entertainment and peace, adventures and leisure, all in one place.
Anissaras, Analipsi, Sarantaris and Limanakia are some of the nearby beaches with crystal clear blue waters in beautiful scenery amidst nature.
Megalo Horio is a must-visit if you are a nature lover, as there lies a forest of three thousand bearberries, oak and carob trees. The picturesque village of Koutouloufari is situated on the slope of Pyrgias Mountain, 800 metres above the sea, presenting amazing views over Hersonissos Bay and charming architecture that goes back to Medieval times.
Hersonissos is about 26 km from the centre of Heraklion town, 22 km from Heraklion International Airport and 25 km from Heraklion Port.