At the western edge of Malia Golf, in an area of unique natural beauty that combines the magic touch of the sea and the magnificence of the Lasithi mountains nearby, lies Hersonissos, one of the oldest settlements of Crete. In a distance of 27 km from the city of Heraklion, Hersonissos is one of the most popular, cosmopolitan and multi-cultural tourist resort in Crete. It is considered to be the largest in size and the most well-organised centre of resorts in Crete, as its tourist infrastructure distinguishes it from the rest by providing top of the notch hotel complexes, conference facilities as well as a wide variety of sceneries of natural beauties.
Hersonissos is well known for its night life as well as the choices it offers to its visitors. It is a modern city, with beautiful and crowded beaches, with dozens of souvenir, fashion and jewelry stores. Guests may enjoy not only the local cuisine but also delicacies of the international one, as well as to entertain themselves in the countless restaurants, cafeterias, bars and clubs ready to satisfy all visitors.
Deep blue water beaches, archaeological sites, traditional villages and settlements, vibrant night life are some of the elements completing the mosaic of the city. In other words, Hersonissos may satisfy even the most demanding of guests, as it combines harmoniously traditions and modern life.