Hersonissos also transliterated as Chersonisos and Hersónisos, is a town and a local government unit in the north of Crete, bordering the Mediterranean / Aegean Sea.
Transfer from Chania to Hersonissos
We transfer you from Chania to Hersonissos. The town is about 25 kilometers east of Heraklion and west of Agios Nikolaos. What is usually called Hersonissos is in fact its peninsula and harbor. It is part of the Heraklion regional unit. It is situated 25 km from the Heraklion airport and 27 km from the Heraklion port. The seat of the local government unit is the village of Gournes.
The seaside resort of Hersonissos is officially the Port of Hersonissos in distinction to the village of Upper Hersonissos further inland. Through tourism, the port town developed from the small harbor which served the original village, now known as Old Hersonissos.
The municipality of Hersonissos was formed at the 2011 local government reform by the merger of the following 4 former municipalities, that became municipal units. These were Episkopi, Gouves, Hersonissos and Malia.
The municipality has an area of 272.167 km2 (105.084 sq mi), the municipal unit 70.984 km2 (27.407 sq mi).