Hersonissos is located on the road to Agios Nikolaos, about 26km east of Heraklion. It’s a perfect place to go, not only for the wonderful beach, but for the night life and the history of the harbor of Hersonissos.
The name of the place is kept from the ancient city of Hersonissos, and the old village is located, south of the harbor, and not on the coast, protected from the pirates who at that time sailed the Mediterranean.
Nowadays, Hersonissos is one of the favorite tourist destinations in Crete, offering a great variety of bars and restaurants next to the seaside, with beautiful cobbled pedestrian streets and many shops where you can find anything, from clothing and jewels as well as many Greek traditional and biological delicacies and cosmetics. Hersonissos is a place for every age and every taste!
The main beach, located all along the coast, is a wonderful place to spend the day, but you can also take a boat from the harbor, for a daily visit to the small islands near Hersonissos or the beaches that can be visited only by boat.
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