Fantastic culture and electric nightlife

Hersonissos holidays provide a vibrant base on the north coast of the lively cosmopolitan island of Crete. Once a sleepy fishing village, it's now a bustling town with a busy harbour.

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Relaxing Greek hospitality

Night time is when Hersonissos holidays really come to life, with a hectic atmosphere and shops, bars and clubs open until late. The narrow streets are lined with tavernas and cafes, spilling out into the streets with restaurants offering international cuisine and traditional Greek food. There is a wide choice of places to stay with hotels and apartments to suit every budget, with the outskirts of the town being a little quieter. If its hardcore partying you need though, you’ll have to head into nearby Malia. Hersonissos is definitely a lively place to be with just the right mixture of relaxing Greek hospitality, local culture and eclectic nightlife. Book holidays to Hersonissos online here at

Currency: Euro

Language: Greek

Time Difference: GMT +2

Religion: Greek Orthodox

Bustling town with a busy harbour

The sand and shingle beach offers a wonderful place to relax and soak up the sun or join in with the abundance of water sports available, or head slightly in land to the cafes and taverns of the quieter old town. A trip to Heraklion’s archaeological museum, the ancient Minoan Palace at Knossos or monastery at a Agios Georgias will give an insight into the local culture and history of this area.

If you fancy enjoying some further variation whilst on your holidays in Hersonissos, then head to Piskopiano in the hills behind the town where you’ll discover a peaceful haven and wonderful place to sit for a while, enjoy a drink and observe the stunning views below. The surrounding countryside will unearth Roman remains including the ruins of an ancient viaduct. A leisurely boat trip will take you along the coast to secluded coves and nearby islands. The whole family will love a day out at Star Beach Water Park with pools, slides and white knuckle rides.

Places to Visit

Aquaworld Aquarium

– Opened in June 95 and home to the native reptiles and marine life belonging to Crete, if you’re wanting a hands on experience then Aquaworld is a great family day out. Encouraging visitors to handle reptiles such as Gheko lizards and Balkan whip snakes, and view one of the most venomous fish found in Cretan waters the Scorpion fish.