Location

Golden Villas are located on the hill Drpanos, north of the mountain Dikti, near the village of Chersonissos, 30km east from Heraklion and 25km from Nikos Kazantzakis airport.

Hersonissos

Hersonissos is known as the most organized tourist destination in Crete. It is also known for its high quality hotels, conference infrastructures and the natural beauty of its coasts. Mass tourism, beautiful beaches and the rich nightlife only constitute one side of the coin "Hersonissos". Its other side, which is less acknowledged, includes the pristine mainland, where many historical monuments and landscapes of exceptional beauty await to be discovered.

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Port of Hersonissos

The natural routes in the Municipality of Hersonissos also offer a journey through time, to the rich history of a blessed place. From its southern extremity, the mountainous "Kera" at the edge of the Lasithi plateau, until its northern border, the portside with the Roman and Byzantine antiquities, the wider region of Hersonissos will award visitors with beautiful images, forgotten flavors and the traditional Cretan hospitality. Hersonissos of Greece...leave your traces in the most visited tourist destination...

General view of Hersonissos

Visitors may enjoy the organized tourist installations of the north and also escape by taking cultural tours and walks in forgotten ancient paths and in the villages of "Lagkada". There are activities for every taste: for sport lovers: (golf, sea sports, mountain bike ect) for children (playgrounds, animal farms), for the lovers of gastronomy and wine from a wide selection of high quality restaurants.

Alternative Tourism

The Municipality of Hersonissos is the number one tourist destination of Crete and features some of the best hotels and recreational areas, sports facilities and vibrant nightclubs and bars. The region receives thousands of tourists every year and it is considered to be the largest and most organized tourist center in Crete.

The past few years, a new form of cultural-ecological tourism has been developing. New goals for alternative tourism have been set and await to be achieved. The Municipality is characterized by diverse landscapes of natural beauty, which could become sites of attraction and interest. Thus, the main goal is to create a new network of alternative tourist activities, interacting between sites and monuments of natural, traditional and cultural interest.

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Walking Routes

The cosmopolitan and luxurious coastal Hersonissos also offers alternative choices for the lovers of nature, culture and history. Visitors can discover another side of Hersonissos through alternative routes that will introduce them to the local history, culture, mythology, and the beautiful natural environment of the region.

There are several traditional settlements near the port of Hersonissos, such as "Piskopiano", "Koutouloufari", "Agriana" and "Analipsi". To the south, there are the traditional settlements of "Sfentyli", "Avdou", "Gonies" and "Kera". The whole region was continuously inhabited since the prehistoric years and has a long history and cultural heritage.

Furthermore, the region is characterized by a rich natural environment and unique biotopes. A large part of the municipality''s mountainous area, bordering with the plateau of Lasithi, is integrated in the ecological network NATURA 2000. There are two large caves in the region, as well as many smaller ones, and at least three gorges worth visiting.

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The beaches of the Municipality of Hersonissos

The Municipality of Hersonissos features many beaches, some of which are organized while others are more laid-back. Many of the beaches have received the "blue flag" award for their crystal clear waters.

Golden Villas

Golden Villas

Welcome to Golden Villas, luxury villas & apartments built in a panoramic hill top with lovely view overlooking the beautiful Chersonissos and the Aegean Sea and enjoy relaxing and carefree vacations.

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Accomodation

Accomodation

Our large and comfortable rooms, the individual private terraces, the private or shared pools in conjunction with our prices will lead to the selection of Golden Villas as the most suitable party for unique holidays!

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Excursions

Excursions

Crete has a unique ability... you never get bored! Golden Villas are located in a place where near you can find interesting destinations such as excavations at Malia, Knossos, Lassithi Plateau etc.

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Book your Car

Book your Car

Golden Villas in cooperation with local car rental company offers car rental service, with no deposit or credit card, in just 2 steps and at great prices!

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