Hersonissos means fun , beautiful and popular beaches . It is a modern city with dozens of shops selling tourist items such as clothes , jewelry , restaurants, cafes , bars and clubs to suit every taste . Hersonissos thrived because of tourism and is the largest tourist resort of Crete . It features a large luxury hotels covering all your needs in this area are intense conference tourism . If you are traveling with your children , Hersonissos will find many places and many ways to make them happy . Visit both waterpark in Hesonissos , a tour of the aquarium area or large aquarium ‘ Seaworld ‘ in Gouves , then ride the train (happy train) or let them entertain to playrooms with several restaurants and hotels. 1-2 km to the south of the Hersonissos are the traditional villages Koutouloufari Piskopianon , and Ano Hersonissos for those who want to spend their holidays somewhere quiet without losing all the advantages offered by the coastal Hersonissos .