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Hersonissos is one of the most popular holidays resorts on the Greek island of Crete. As a coastal town on the island’s north shore, it was once a small fishing port before the town’s rapid development into a tourist destination. This resort has stunning beaches, sites of historical significance and modern bars and restaurants.
Hersonissos has something for everyone! in the Summer you will find groups of young friends, couples and families around the resort all visiting for different reasons. The town is home to a stunning marina, and this is a popular spot to spend the evening at. Exploring the local area is a must while in Hersonissos and many tourists choose to do so on bikes as it is a great way to explore the town’s beautiful coastline.
Hersonissos has a great nightlife, a beautiful marina, stunning beaches and a range of attractions. ensuring that whether you are a family, an older couple, or a young group of friends, you will have a fantastic experience when visiting Hersonissos.
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Hersonissos is home to Crete’s wildest nightlife and during the summer season you will find busy bars and nightclubs all day and all night, seven days a week.
Hersonissos has a large number of restaurants, whether you’re looking for a cheap, quick meal or some fine dining by the marina, Hersonissos has dining options to suit all budgets and tastes.
Families of all ages will love a visit to Aquaworld aquarium, a fascinating attraction where you can learn about Crete’s local marine life!
The Beaches in Hersonissos are one of its main attractions. The sandy oasis's offer calm waters, perfect for families with young children to enjoy splashing around in.
Crystel shopping centre in Hersonissos offers a range of souvenir, food and clothing stores for visitors to browse and pick up some goods.
The nearby city of Heraklion hosts Matala festival annually in June. During this event there is music, arts and literature from the 1960s era.
Hersonissos is the perfect place for a summer holiday and it’s very popular with young people, especially in the months of July and August. If you’d like to visit Hersonissos and have a family holiday, we recommend visiting in May or June.
Euro is the currency used.
There is a two-hour time difference between Ireland and Hersonissos, with Ireland being two hours behind the holiday resort.