The largest Greek island, Crete, is famous for its stunning mountain landscapes and exotic sandy beaches. Often referred to as the queen of the Mediterranean, Crete’s natural beauty is undeniable. The island is divided into four central regions – Chania, Rethymno, Heraklion, and Lasithi – each offering exceptional travel destinations and endless possibilities to explore the island’s diversity.
Unforgettable holidays rich in history and beauty
Heraklion, the capital of Crete, is within easy reach of Hersonissos Bay, one of the most fascinating, famous, and vibrant spots on the Cretan tourist map. Picturesque villages with traditional architecture, beautiful sandy beaches overlooking the ancient Dia Island, and majestic mountains are just a few characteristics that make Hersonissos a beloved destination.
Hersonissos - The Place to Be
The Hersonissos Peninsula, located on the north side of Crete and just 25 km from Heraklion Airport and Heraklion city, is both charming and cosmopolitan. It is a well-known tourist destination for travelers worldwide. In Hersonissos, guests can enjoy vibrant nightlife, shopping, and day tours to numerous world-famous sites, such as the UNESCO-listed Spinalonga Island, the magnificent archaeological site of Knossos, and a variety of day activities. The warm hospitality of the locals makes Hersonissos an attractive European destination not only for summer holidays but also for year-round escapes for solo travelers or families. Families, in particular, find Hersonissos to be a dreamy place, as there is something for everyone, regardless of age or preference. Fun, pleasure, and action can be found at professional tennis courts, golf courses, water parks, fine dining restaurants, wellness and spa centers, sports activities, museums, archaeological sites, and much more, creating the perfect family holiday on the Greek islands.
Heraklion - One City, a Million Stories
Heraklion, the capital of Crete, is a crossroads of cultures, history, and traditions. Its fascinating past and contemporary present blend harmoniously, creating a modern travel destination with many stories to share. Upscale gastronomy, unique architecture, classical myths of King Minos, and the birthplace of world-famous artists and modern philosophers like El Greco and Nikos Kazantzakis are some of the reasons Heraklion is a city that never ceases to pleasantly surprise its guests. Take a walk around the old shopping streets and the agora, visit Koules Castle in the sea, the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, taste the most authentic Cretan cuisine at traditional restaurants, visit the colorful nearby villages, and swim in crystal-clear blue waters at amazing long sandy beaches. Heraklion is the fourth-largest city in Greece and one of the most important technological centers in Europe, experiencing rapid growth in the last decade.