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.