Crete is steeped in history, with beautiful beaches, mountains and traditional villages to explore, it makes a good holiday choice, and there is something to suit most everyone. The island is ideal for the independent traveller with so much on offer.
The resorts of Hersonissos and nearby Koutouloufari are established resorts and a popular choice with holidaymakers. Hersonissos is located on the north coast of the island. The harbour area is famous for its nightlife; there are numerous restaurants, bars and nightclubs around the sea front. There is plenty of vibrant entertainment here and most venues stay open until late! This resort is one of the liveliest on the island.
You can soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches, you may find some small secluded coves if you want some peace and quiet after all that nightlife. There is a wide choice of watersports available if you are looking for more excitement, there need never be a dull moment here.
Koutouloufari is approximately 1km away, a traditional Cretan Village it lies at the foot of the Cretan mountains and overlooks the bay of Hersonissos. You can wander around the winding streets, enjoy browsing in the shops and sample the food on offer in the charming tavernas and restaurants. This resort has a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere; the nearest beach is at Hersonissos.
If you want to get out and about you can hire a car and visit other attractions on the island. Samaria Gorge is worth seeing with its dramatic scenery, Rethymnon has a Venetian port and is one of the most beautiful cities in Greece. There are many more popular tourist attractions for you to enjoy while holidaying on the island of Crete.