Hersonissos, also transliterated as Chersonisos and Hersonisos, is a town and a municipality in the north of Crete, bordering the Mediterranean / Aegean Sea.

This community is about 25 kilometers east of Heraklion and west of Agios Nikolaos. What is usually called Hersonissos is in fact its peninsula and harbour. It is part of the Heraklion regional unit. It is situated 25 km from the Heraklion airport and 27 km from the Heraklion port. The seat of the municipality is the village Gournes.