Welcome to Hersonissos,only 28 km east of the Iraklion is the most cosmopolitan place of Creta, Hersonissos. A city with many late 20th century buildings and accommodation services. It keeps the name of the ancient city that was located in the place that the harbour of Hersonisos is today. The village of Old Hersonisos, located within a small distance to the south was built due to the fear of the pirates, that forced the inhabitants of the village to move in the inland. Near Old Hersonisos there are two picturesque small villages, Piskopiano and Koutouloufari, overlooking the busy resort of Limin Hersonissos.
The port of Hersonisos is famous for its night life as there are many clubs very famous, restaurants and cretan tavernas next to the beach.
At the neighbouring villages a number of small hotels and apartments offer quiet and peaceful environment for 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 rent cars
every day starting programme cruises are also organised by various travel agents, to the neighbouring island of DIA and many other small islets and beaches in the area.
How get to Hersonisos
By air from Athens, Rhodes, Santorini, Mykonos, and from many cities in Europe (airport Iraklio 25 km)
By car from other cities in Crete
By Ferry-boats from Piraeus (174Nm) from Rhodes, and many islands of Cyclades. (port Iraklio 25 km)
More about Hersonissos
Hersonissos location consists of several small villages and the main tourist destinations of Port Hersonissos ,Anissaras and Old Hersonissos.Villages are Koutouloufari,Piscopiano,Anissaras,Potamies,Avdou,Gonies and Kera. Those communities formed the unified Hersonissos. Last population count counted 4050 citizens. It shows not the magnitude of the city because of many not residents,not locals.There are some strong European communities through mixed marriages that provide the needed divercity for a growing community.
Many economical refugees seek and find work especially on tourist Period ,(Mart till November). Heraklion residents are most of seasonal workers on this popular famous destination.On high season circulating people reach the 45.000-50.000 persons! Is an opportunity investment area for well planned ,well executed hotels,travel,restaurant tavernas. Thats why registered buisnesses reach high above the 500.
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