Located just 25 km east of Heraklion, Hersonissos is one of Crete's most popular holiday destinations. It's one of the liveliest places on the island, with restaurants, bars and clubs in the centre of the town and along the waterfront. But what makes Hersonissos so popular is its three sandy long beaches with sunbeds and upbeat beach bars. Hersonissos is your place to be if you are a fan of watersports; parasailing, jet-skiing, snorkelling, skiing, windsurfing and waterparks for sun, sea and adventure experiences.
Anissaras is located 24 km east of Heraklion and 1 km west of Hersonissos. It is a dramatic long coastline with rocky hills and beautiful sandy beach coves. There are only luxury resort hotels, private vacation homes and a few shops scatterd around Anissaras. This make it an ideal holiday destination in Crete to relax, swim and sunbathe.
The seaside village of Analipsi is located 20km east of Heraklion and takes its name after the church of the Ascension of Christ.
Analipsi is a quaint village and ideal for those searching for a quiet destination to relax and unwind. In front of the village, there is a small port with a picturesque church and on the east you will find the well organized and beautiful beach of Analipsis.
You can stroll around the alleys of the old traditional village with beautiful gardens and a stone-paved square. The village's main street runs vertically to the coast and hosts many cafes, restaurants, and shops