At a distance of just half an hour from the Heraklion International Airport, within close proximity to all historical sites and landmarks, the hotel is perfectly positioned to experience the unmatched magnificence of Crete. The town of Hersonissos is full with small taverns, souvenir shops, bars and coffee shops. The Hersonissos area is comprised of the small villages of Koutouloufari, Piscopiano and Old Hersonissos, all within walking distance. Others such as Stalis, Malia, Sissi, Anissara, Potamies, Avdou and Kera, can be easily accessed by car.
WIND & SEA SPORTS
Hersonissos is one of the most popular tourist resorts in Crete, just 28km east of Heraklion. The main growth driver of the area is the beaches and the calm sea, which is rare in the northern coast of Crete due to regular north winds. The calmer beaches are located west of the port and are protected by Cape Sarandaris.
The archaeological site of Knossos (Knosós GR: Κνωσός) is sited 5 km southeast of the city of Iraklion.
There is evidence that this location was inhabited during the neolithic times (6000 B.C.) . On the ruins of the neolithic settlement was built the first Minoan palace (1900 B.C.) where the dynasty of Minos ruled.
This was destroyed in 1700 B.C and a new palace built in its place.
The palace covered an area of 22,000sq.m, it was multi- storeyed and had an intricate plan. Due to this fact the Palace is connected with thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur.
Hersonissos is famous for its nightlife. It is considered to be the liveliest and wildest places to revel in Crete and one of the most vivid places in Greece. hersonissos cocktailYou will find dozens of cafes, bars, traditional taverns, discos and night clubs, most of them located just a few meters far from the beach. You can find a place for every liking, including most kinds of music. What is customary for tourists are to have a bar-tour in order to choose their favorite place. Hersonissos is a mass tourism destination and preferred by the younger.