Holidays in
Hersonissos

A multi-faceted Cretan hotspot

If you’re looking for the pulse of modern-day Crete, you’ll find it in Hersonissos, which moves to its own rhythm on any given night. While the town’s lively waterfront is the place to party, as anyone on Crete will tell you, Hersonissos holidays offer far more than just nightlife. Away from the vibe of the bars and restaurants, the town is full of history and culture, and it’s not difficult to submerge yourself in both.

The resort’s well-developed facilities and infrastructure also mean it’s an ideal base for trips and excursions, giving you the chance to sightsee and experience a different side of Cretan life. Needless to say, holidays to Hersonissos certainly aren’t just for the party crowd. Visitors of all types – whether couples, families or solo travellers – will find much to enjoy here. It’s truly a town that welcomes everyone, which is perhaps the real reason why it’s the heart of contemporary Crete.

Your Hersonissos questions, answered

Being such a well-equipped town, Hersonissos has everything you need to keep the kids happy, from water parks and playgrounds to numerous restaurants with children’s menus.

There are plenty of beaches stretching around Hersonissos, ranging from spots with a party atmosphere nearer the town to quieter beaches, tucked away further along the coast.

For a change of pace, visit nearby Koutouloufari, a small, peaceful village nestled among olive groves. Or take a brisk walk along Aposelemi Gorge, with its gentle hiking trail.

Best things to do in Hersonissos

Burn the candle

With its waterfront bars, pubs and clubs, Hersonissos is renowned for its nightlife. Take a disco nap to conserve energy, then head out until the early hours.

Take a boat trip

Don’t miss out on aquatic adventures – there are all kinds of boat trip options from Hersonissos, with popular destinations including the fishing village of Sissi and Spinalonga Island.

Shop till you drop

If you’re looking to splash some cash, Hersonissos’ seafront features boutiques galore, as well as local produce, arts and craft stores, spas, jewellery shops – you’ll find it all here.