Hersonissos is one of the shining lights when it comes to the island of Crete, with plenty to entertain visitors of all ages.

Situated on the north coast of the island within easy reach of the airport, the lively resort offers plenty to see and do both during the day and when the sun goes down on an evening.

For a start, there are three large sandy beaches on which you can relax on a sunlounger and top up your tan or take to the water to sample a range of fun-fuelled activities – such as snorkeling or rides on banana boats.

Along the beach you’ll find plenty of bars where you can grab a refreshing drink, with the waterfront area also being home to a selection of clubs where you can expect to dance until the early hours during the height of summer.

Head further into the heart of the resort, and you’ll find the more laid-back bars if you prefer to simply chill out on an evening.

Bars and clubs are great for the adults but less so for the families, who will instead enjoy the fact that Hersonissos is home to a number of waterparks where visitors of all ages will be entertained for hours.

You could also head for the aquarium, head out to sea on a cruise, enjoy loads of traditional Greek cuisine and even visit the place where the legendary tale of the Minotaur is set.

With accommodation suitable for couples, families and friends alike – ranging from cheap and cheerful to the best in 5* luxury – it’s little surprise to see visitors flock to Hersonissos year after year.

Why not join them?

  • Transfer Time: 25 mins
  • Currency: Euro
  • Airports
  • Birmingham Airport
  • London Gatwick Airport