Anissaras is located 24 km east of Heraklion and 1 km west of Hersonissos. The area of Anissaras is part of the unique stretch of the Cretan coastline from Kokkini Hani to Malia.
Anissaras is neither a village nor a town – it’s a place, a large, hilly area which springs up just outside of Hersonissos, a stone’s throw away. But the difference between the two is like night and day.
Actually, some people refer to it as Hersonissos’ high-class suburb. There are no bars, no nightlife outside of the hotels in Anissaras, which are mostly high class and all inclusive. However, there are a few smaller hotels and several touristic apartments in the area. All in all, it is a place for a quieter vacation, yet close to the raucous Hersonissos hot spots.