Hersonissos, the resort
Not very long ago Chersonisos was a small fishing village, situated on a small peninsula and this is what its name means “Peninsula”. Nowadays, Hersonissos is a lively cosmopolitan resort, which truly offers something for everyone.
Most of the action is centred on this peninsula that is now at the heart of a thriving resort with an excellent sandy beach, trendy boutiques and a great choice of restaurants and waterfront bars. When the sun has gone down and the moon is out, the bars and taverns become a hive of activity.
There is always somewhere to go and something to see and do. When the moon goes down and the sun comes up, the life becomes quiet and relaxed again, then you can wander the main street to find the best buys, or sit in the shade of one of the bars and take a long drink.
In the hillside behind Hersonissos lie three small traditional villages. There, the pace of life is much slower. The cobbled streets are lined with stone built houses, and the courtyards filled with pots of brightly coloured flowers. For a nice evening out, in a typical Cretan atmosphere, choose one of these villages to have a quiet dinner. Epano (Upper) Hersonissos, Piskopiano or Koutouloufari.