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Hersonissos Beaches, Crete

    One of the most popular summer resorts in Crete, located just 28km east of Heraklion, Hersonissos offers some of the best kid-friendly beaches on the island and a variety of fun activities for the whole family.

    The main beach of Hersonissos stretches along the seaside promenade of the tourist town, where you will find whatever you desire: a variety of traditional and international restaurants, commercial shops, tourist services, bars, and cafeterias.

    All beaches in Hersonissos are sandy and well organized, with calm crystal clear waters, perfect for families. However, the best beaches of Hersonissos are located in the west, the so-called “Limanakia”, which are well protected from the winds by Cape Sarandaris. The most famous of the “Limanakia” coves is Sarandaris beach.

    TIPS

    If you visit Sarandaris Beach with the family, make a stop for a delicious meal with the kids at Saradaris Fish Restaurant.

    East of Hersonissos town you will find several lovely coves with fine sand in front of large hotels. The one in front of hotel Silva Maris is the most organized for families with a lifeguard and many facilities.

    Hersonissos is an ideal destination for families, you can easily combine your day at the beach with visits to archaeological sites (such as the Minoan Palace of Malia), traditional villages, entertainment parks, and more.

    There are so many interesting spots and sites to visit with the kids near Hersonissos. Have a look at our list of family-friendly experiences in the area nearby.

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    Families should know

    • Hersonissos is one of the most organized and cosmopolitan summer resorts in Crete, where you can find literally anything you desire, from Chinese restaurants to spas and a variety of entertainment parks and activities for kids of all ages
    • Some of the best things to do in the region include visiting CretAquarium, water parks, Labyrinth Park, and the cave of Zeus in Lassithi Plateau
    • Hersonissos is strictly a summer destination. If you visit Crete off-season, most shops and restaurants will be closed
    Address: Hersonissos, Heraklion, Crete Island

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    Kids will love

    • The variety of things to do and see, which will keep them busy all day long!
    • Playing at the sandy beaches of Hersonissos and swimming in crystal clear waters
    • Eating ice cream in one of the many cafeterias by the seaside

    Parents will love

    • A trouble-free day at the beach with all basic facilities within walking distance
    • Cocktails by the beach and fine cuisine in one of the many restaurants in the area
    • Strolling and shopping in the town of Hersonissos
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    Best season to visit

    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter
    • spring
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