Crete is Greece’s largest island. It is mountainous, with a hinterland of dramatic mountain gorges and lush valleys. It was home to Minoan civilisation, which was the oldest in Europe, stretching back to 2700 BC. One of its most impressive sites is the palace of Knossos and its capital is Heraklion.
Hersonissos is one of the most popular tourist resorts in Crete, located 28km east of Heraklion. Here you will find whatever you desire. During
the day you can enjoy nice beaches or water parks, drink your coffee in
the seaside road, visit the local archaeological sites, stroll in the
villages of Ano Hersonissos, Piskopiano and Koutouloufari, trek in the
gorges of Avdou valley, visit the cool Lassithi Plateau and much more.
Similarly, during the night the choices for entertainment are too many,
with the nightclubs of the coastal road gathering most people.
Hersonissos in summer is crowded by young tourists, coming from all
latitudes and longitudes of the earth to enjoy their vacation.