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The cosmopolitan, lively resort of Hersonissos, located on the north coast showcases more new than it does old. You have a gorgeous waterfront, home to fantastic dining choices and world-class beachfront resorts. 

Hersonissos is a haven for seaside goers, gearing up for its visitors coming from all over the globe. You have a choice between the town’s trio of beaches, all with swathes of long golden sands and a great pick of watersports. Then you have the smaller hidden coves, ideal for couples looking for something a little quieter. Viewing the marine life in the area is a must, with the option of snorkelling or staying dry on a glass-bottom boat trip.

By night, Hersonissos is a bit of a show off. As the sun sets on Crete’s hottest spot, the resort comes alive with everything from very lively to more chilled-out drinking spots.

Hersonissos is also in pole positon for exploring Crete’s north coast. Heraklion is located just a half-hour west and the pretty village of Sissi is to the east. 
Our pick of the top hotels in Hersonissos
Every one of our hotels is handpicked and personally visited by our team

Abaton Island Resort and Spa

Crete, Hersonissos
Flight Information

Flight time from the UK to Crete is around 4 hours.

Transfer Time

Transfer time from Heraklion airport to Hersonissos is approximately 30 minutes.

When to go

The southernmost Greek island, Crete’s summers are something special. The temperatures are beach-worthy by April, climbing steadily throughout summer and peaking in July and August, when highs of 35°C are possible. Luckily, the island is prone to some cooling winds during summer that stop things getting too hot and sticky. 

Visa Information

Currently visas are not required for UK citizens travelling to Greece


In Greece, a service charge will be included in the bill at restaurants and bars. Much like the UK, an additional tip is not required, although is appreciated for particularly good service. It is common to round off the amount when paying cash, particularly with wait staff and taxi drivers. 

Introduction to languages

The official language of Greece is Greek.  English is widely spoken, too, so getting by is easy. 

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