About Hersonissos in Crete Island Greece

Golden beaches, ancient monuments, traditional settlements, hospitable mountains! You are in the Municipality of Hersonissos! A destination that, will satisfy the desires of every visitor.

The natural beauty, the traditional villages, the archeological and historical sites, the old monasteries, the churches, and of course, the crystal clear beaches and the rich cosmopolitan life are the basic elements that characterize the municipality of Hersonissos. It is a place that combines tradition and modernity, the past and the present, creating a magical environment that will inspire every visitor.

Hersonissos Port
Hersonissos Port

Port of Hersonissos

Distance from the hotel = 800m. – 1.5 km.

Many Shopping & Entertainment possibilities long walking beach road.

A beautiful Mediterranean town that stands over the ruins of ancient Hersonissos, next to a green-blue charming sea, 25 km east from the city of Heraklion. Here was the center of Roman Crete. Search for the remains of the ancient theater, the mosaics, the streets and the ancient constructions, the paleo-Christian Basilicas, the Roman port, and the ancient fish reservoirs.

Traditions, history, culture, in complete harmony with the large modern hotels, built with imagination and taste. The port of Hersonissos is a modern tourist destination that satisfies every visitor with the numerous activities and choices it offers: snorkeling, conference centers, Cretan and international cuisine, sea sports, night clubs, bars, pubs, discos and much more for a fun nightlife that keeps going until the early morning hours.

Koutouloufari Village

Old city of Hersonissos

Distance from the hotel = 2km

Traditional Village with nice center and many old tavernas

Highly Recommended

A historical and picturesque village, 2km south from the port of Hersonissos, with a panoramic view of the sea. Traditional buildings, renovated handcraft establishments, picturesque plateaus, streets filled with trees, and narrow streets with old churches, traditional cafes and taverns offer visitors the splendid local treats and drinks. Hotels, rooms to rent and apartments of all categories, built through the endless olive groves, make Hersonissos a wonderful tourist destination.

Right after Hersonissos, there is the largest and most modern golf installation in Greece.

Piskopiano Village

Piskopiano & Koutouloufari

Distance from the hotel = 1km - 1.5km

Walking distance Traditional Villages with beautiful narrow streets


Higher from the port, at the root of the mount "Harakas", these two settlements are located: Koutouloufari and Piskopiano. Here tradition revives, not only through the character and lifestyle of its residents, but also through the works of art and architecture.

Picturesque narrow streets cross traditional neighborhoods with beautiful houses that reflect another historical time, where simplicity and beauty prevailed.

A vivid monument of the local tradition is the Agricultural Museum of Piskopiano. Three other settlements, Anisaras, Panaghia and Sarantari, have also developed tourism and offer accommodation to visitors.


Potamies & Sfedily

Distance from the hotel = 6km

The first villages of the mainland, 10 km. from the port of Hersonissos.

An authentic Cretan village, Potamies is surrounded by green hills, olive groves and fields with orange trees. Visitors will enjoy the peaceful environment of these villages with the picturesque narrow streets and the small plateaus. There are also important monuments in the area, such as the Byzantine monastery of "Gkouverniotissa" and the Roman "water-bridges" that transferred water to Hersonissos.



Distance from the hotel = 8km

A historical settlement 15,5 km from the port of Hersonissos in the mainland, also known as "Kapetanohori" (meaning, "village of the captains") because from this place many great captains of the Cretan revolutions originated. The village of Avdou has a long tradition in the arts and the intellect. It is also distinguished by its natural beauties. Interesting places to visit include the caves of Aghia Foteini and Aghia Anna, as well as the frescoed Byzantine churches. Avdou produces excellent quality olive oil, wine and fruits and vegetables. Its residents are always warm and hospitable. Here is where you will the only organized area in for paragliding in Crete.

Hersonissos Port


  • Heraklion Airport 25 km
  • Koutouloufari 600 m
  • Piskopiano 1 km
  • L. Hersonissos 1 km
  • Hersonissos Village 1,5 km
  • Agios Nikolaos 43 km
  • Chania 182 km
  • Rethimnon 104 km
  • Ierapetra 79 km
  • Vai 143 km
  • Matala 96 km
  • Elounda 55 km
  • Nearest Pharmacy 900 m
  • Nearest Bus Stop 100 m
  • Nearest Medical Center 3 km
  • Golf Course 5 km
  • Waterpark 500 m
  • Knossos 25 km


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