On the north coast of the island of Crete, Hersonissos is only a few kilometers away from the International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” of Heraklion. Hersonissos is internationally known as one of the most popularly visited tourist destination on the island. The golden, endless beaches of the area and vivid nightlife beautifully and harmonically blend with numerous historical monuments and natural beauties of the Lasithi Plateau. Guests of all ages with different interests annually visit the area, explore and discover this side of the island. Hersonissos is so geographically located that can become the starting point for daily excursions to towns and cities nearby.


The visitor of Hersonissos can enjoy the traditional cretan music and taste authentic cretan food in the nearby restaurants. One can also participate in a variety of cultural events that are organised by the Municipality of Hersonissos and private associations. Cretan history and traditions are unfolded before the visitor's eyes through the exhibits of the Archaeological and Cretan Museum. For the nature lovers there is also the Museum of Undersea Life. For the visitor who loves the sea, the beaches of Hersonissos offer plenty of fun at a wide variety of sea sports. Boats in the area make daily cruises to nearby islands and their guests can enjoy unique sea food. For even greater excitement, sea parks in the area test the visitor's endurances with the extreme sports they offer!