Most of the people who arrive in Crete spend their holidays in Hersonissos, the largest tourist resort on the Greek island. While Hersonissos has been transformed from a traditional Greek town into a tourist resort, it has not lost its soul; it is not a purpose-built resort full of sports bars and restaurants serving up pub fare. In fact, thousands of years ago the town was an important ancient seaport, and you can still see the remains of the Roman port built here.
Package holidays in Hersonissos can be enjoyed by groups of friends, couples, and families alike. The harbour area is where the nightlife is contained to, so if you want quiet nights, avoid this part of the town. For a tranquil setting try finding a package holiday deal that includes a hotel room in one of the quieter neighbouring villages, like Ano Hersonissos, Koutouloufari, or Piskopiano. The sandy beaches are perfect for children to play on, and the resort has gained the reputation as one of the safest in Crete.
There are plenty of attractions in Hersonissos to keep even the most energetic holidaymakers happy. Visit the Aquaworld Aquarium, where you can get up close and personal with many species of marine life caught in the Mediterranean waters around Crete and Greece. Take a trip to the Lychnostatis Open Air Museum to learn about traditional Cretan folk history and watch a performance of authentic Greek dance. For any golfers visiting Crete, spending their holidays in Hersonissos is an excellent idea, as the town is home of the island’s only golf course. The many traditional cafes are the best places to eat in the resort, with grilled seafood on the menus coming highly recommended. Prices for a meal are very reasonable, and the quality of the food is superb.