Quintessential destination

The Municipality of Chersonissos is located at the northeast part of the Prefecture of Heraklion. It borders on the north by the Cretan Sea, on the northeast with Mount Diktis and on the south with the Lassithi Plateau. It occupies an area of 271,58 km2. Municipality of Chersonissos consists of the municipal units of Chersonissos, Episkopi, Gouves and Malia while its administrative capital is located in Gournes.

A Lifetime Experience

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…Amnissos, Analipsis, Anissaras, Gournes, Gouves, Koutouloufari, Port of Chersonissos (Limani or Limenas), Karteros, Kokkini Chani, Malia, Mochos, Piskopiano and Stalida, some of the most famous villages and attractions of the area.

…hinterland with picturesque traditional villages, caves and canyons, plateaus and lush valleys full of olive groves and vineyards, thus composing the scenery and attracting a large number of visitors from all over the world. By the sea or not, you will discover some of the most unwinding locations!

A visit to the traditional villages of the hinterland can evolve into an amazing experience for you and your guests as they will have the chance to know the authentic Cretan hospitality. It is a place with rare flora and fauna and produces various quality products, on which the famous Cretan diet – the“elixir” of longevity – is based, such as the famous olive oil, cheese, vegetables, nuts, aromatic herbs etc. Fests, folk events, gastronomy celebrations and cultural activities, throughout the year, form a unique cultural footprint in the destination, where you will have the opportunity to meet the locals, enjoy local tradition, folkway, music, arts and local products.

…remarkable archaeological, historical and religious sites and folk and historical museums. Meet the historical past of the destination! The Minoan Palace of Malia, Chrysolakkos, the Archaeological Site of Amnissos, the Minoan Palace of Nirou Chani, the Archaeological Site of Kastri, Armi and the Eileithia Cave are waiting to welcoming couples, lovers of history and archeology.

Municipality of Chersonissos is one of the top tourist destinations in Crete. It is full of contrasts and alternations, where the wild mountainous landscape in the south alternates with endless blue beaches and well-organized infrastructure in the north.

Surrounded by luxury resorts and natural landscapes of unique beauty which are offered with a series of venues, experienced and devoted professionals, Hoteliers, personal concierges and Premium Event & Wedding Planners ready to serve a complete and personalized Projection and Relationship Management plan.