Heraklion Hersonissos beach

General information

Hersonisos Beach Heraklion: Hersonissos is one of the most famous, popular tourist resorts in Crete. It lies 28 km east of Heraklion Town. It is a busy resort offering all kind of facilities and accommodations to the thousands of visitors arriving every year. It has a long golden sandy beach which extends over many kilometres and also some palm trees and crystalline azure waters. Hersonissos also has a very interesting aquarium.

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Creta Maris


Providing swimming pools, dining areas, spa facilities and a play area for children, Creta Maris Hotel offers accommodation just a few steps away from the beach. Located in the area of Hersonissos, this modern hotel is ideal if you are looking for an all inclusive resort right by the sea.

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Crete Golf Club


Golf Club Hotel is a five-star resort hosting suites with comfortable interiors, accessible spaces, an infinity pool, a bar-restaurant, and direct access to the golf course of Crete Golf Club.



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Balsamico Traditional Suites is a boutique-like, stone-built hotel offering double rooms, high-luxury suites, an open-air swimming pool, a premium bar restaurant and various activities.


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2 Reviews
  • lindajlewis 19 Dec 2018
    Wrong information
    This Taverna is in the port of Hersonissos in the province of Heraklion. It does not open all year, only the summer. I live around the corner from here, and the owners are friends. The food is brilliant and that is an unbiased opinion. They became friends because of the quality of their food and their filoxenia
  • ja7231son 09 Dec 2008
    Very tourist place
    Hersonissos is one of the most tourist places in Crete. Its location is perfect for excursions and the village offers all amenities. The beach close to the village is excellent, although it gets very crowded in August. We go to Hersonissos for three years in the row and we were impressed that this year most tourists were Germans and Russians. Along the beach, there are many beach bars and taverns. My advice: rent a car for three four days and make excursions in the areas around Hersonissos, in particular Heraklion, Malia, Agia Pelagia and Sissi. If you don't like crowds, there are many quiter beaches close by.