Hersonissos means fun, tourism, lovely beaches, dozens of shops, bars, restaurants and clubs. It also means congress tourism, large tourist resorts, a large golf course (the only golf course in Crete), as well as all inclusive vacation for thousands of tourists every year.

If you want to have a big party every day of your visit, Hersonissos is a great choice! Ask as names of the best places and you will remember these nights for a long time!


The ancient town of Hersonissos was important enough in the Roman province of Creta et Cyrenaica early to become a Christian bishopric, a suffragan of the metropolitan see of Gortyna.

The names of some of its bishops appear in extant documents: Anderius took part in the Council of Ephesus in 431; Longinus in the Robber Council of 449; Euphratas was a signatory of the letter sent by the bishops of the province to the emperor Leo I the Thracian in 458 after the killing of Proterius of Alexandria; Sisinnius was at the Trullan Council in 692; and another Sisinnius at the Second Council of Nicaea in 787.