Hersonissos Eastern Crete
Just 25 km east of the Iraklion is one of the most cosmopolitan towns in Crete, Hersonisos. A town with many late 20th century buildings and hotels. It has the name of the ancient city that was located in the same place that the harbour of Hersonisos is today. The village of Old Hersonisos is located a couple of kilometres inland and was built here because of fear for attacks from pirates, that forced the inhabitants of the village to move further inland.
Near Old Hersonisos there are two picturesque small villages, Piskopiano and Koutouloufari, overlooking the busy resort of Hersonissos.
The harbour of Hersonisos is famous for its night life with many bars, restaurants and tavernas all along to the beach.
At the neighbouring villages a number of small hotels and apartments offer quiet and peaceful environment for family vacation.
The visitor to the area of Hersonisos will find a large number of shops with jewels, furs, clothing etc. and of course many places to eat and drink.
Daily cruises are also organized by various travel agents, to the neighbouring island of DIA and many other small islands and beaches in the area.