Hersonissos is 26 kilometers east of Heraklion. Hersonissos has developed due to tourism and, in just a few decades, has grown into the largest tourist area in Crete. Hersonissos has about 3,000 permanent inhabitants but this number increases exponentially each summer, with the thousands of seasonal workers in tourism, and of course the hundreds of thousands of tourists who come to Hersonissos on holiday. Hersonissos means fun and mass tourism, lovely but busy beaches, a modern town with dozens of shops selling tourist goods, clothes and jewellery, restaurants offering all kinds of food, cafeterias, bars and nightclubs to suit every taste. People traveling with children will find many ways of keeping them happy in Hersonissos, with a day at the two Water Parks, an extreme sport park, a visit to the Hersonissos Aquarium or the giant Creta Aquarium in Gournes, a trip on the “happy train”, and many many more attractions.
Hersonissos is famous for its nightlife. It is considered to be the liveliest place to revel in Crete and one of the most vivid places in Greece. will find dozens of cafes, bars, traditional taverns, discos and night clubs, most of them located just a few meters far from the beach. You can find a place for every liking, including most kinds of music.