Anissaras is located 24km east of Iraklion, and 1km west of Hersonissos. The region of Anissara is part of the stunning Cretan coastline stretching from Kokkini Hani to Malia. Anissaras is neither a village nor a town. It is a large, hilly region extending just by the side of Hersonissos.
There are no bars or nightlife outside the hotels of Anissaras, which are of high quality and level, autonomous and self-sufficient. However, there are a few small hotels and apartments to rent in the area for those looking for a more economical solution. In short, Anissaras is a place for a quiet holiday, but very close to the noisy center of Hersonissos.