A Vibrant Crete Holiday Destination
The resort of Hersonissos can be found on the northern coast of the Greek Island of Crete, a little further west from the well-known resort of Malia.
Hersonissos holidays offer a lively mix of bars, tavernas and restaurants close to the busy harbour area. The resort of Hersonissos formed from what were previously a few small fishing villages on Crete's northern coast. Hersonissos is now a vibrant Crete holiday destination with shops and bars galore. Holidays in Hersonissos attract a variety of people from all walks of life looking for a Crete holiday with plenty of diversity, but without the excesses of Malia. Despite being quieter than Malia there are still plenty of nightclubs to keep your Hersonissos holidays going on well into the evening and throughout the night.
Accommodation on Hersonissos holidays is an assortment of apartments and Hotels offering a plenty of choice and a price range to suit every budget. Further inland there are some picturesque sights where the modern resort facilities of Hersonissos merge with the older parts of the village. The modern harbour and buildings of Hersonissos are built on the site where the Minoans built ancient Hersonissos. Nearby at Kastri there are remnants of an early Christian Basilica from the Roman period in which Hersonissos prospered greatly and at Xerokamares you can see the ruins of the aqueduct that once irrigated the ancient city.