Hersonissos (can be seen also as Chersonisos) is a resort town 25 kilometers east of Heraklion
. It is suitable both for families and younger tourists since the harbor of Hersonissos is famous for its night life with many bars, clubs and pubs.
In Hersonissos you will find a wide range of accommodation - hotels, apartments, villas and a camping sites. There are various restaurants, taverns, bakeries, fast food, shops, a bank and a medical center.
Water sports are available on the beach and there is also a small water park 5 km away from Hersonissos - Star Beach. There are a few sandy beaches in and around Hersonissos. The biggest one is next to the harbor but it may get crowded in the high season.