Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Hersonissos

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Hersonissos. Travellers especially like the cafes, sporting events and cocktail bars in this romantic and relaxing city. Palace of Knossos and Heraklion Archaeological Museum are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.


Sightseeing in and around Hersonissos

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Hersonissos a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Labyrinth Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Aquaworld Aquarium (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Crete Golf Club (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Acqua Plus Water Park (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Star Beach Water Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Dinosauria Park (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)

Seasonal weather in Hersonissos

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 28°F.

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Hersonissos

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Hersonissos is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sarandaris Beach (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Stalis Beach (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Cave of Psychro (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
  • Public Gardens of Iraklion (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Geoponikos Kipos (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Ammoudara Beach (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Hersonissos

Fly into Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis), the closest airport, located 11.2 mi (18 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday rentals are available around Hersonissos?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 915 holiday lettings around Hersonissos. From 305 villas to 333 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a beach property in Hersonissos?

Rising every morning to glorious beach views and the rhythmic rumble of waves rolling into the shore. Isn't this the stuff holiday dreams are made of? Luckily, there are 358 beachside holiday properties to spirit yourself away to. Alternatively, you might be looking for something different. HomeAway has oodles of rental properties to choose from, including:

  • 228 seaside holiday accommodation options.
  • 203 village holiday accommodation options.
  • 187 ocean-view holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Hersonissos?

Having room to move, home-cooked meals, sprawling views — if any of these things appeal to you, an apartment rental could be an excellent choice. HomeAway has 383 for you to check out here. If you make your reservation quickly, you could be spending as little as £15 a night. If that doesn't match your crew's style, we've got a range of different self-catering accommodation options to select from, such as:

  • Villa: 316 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £56 per night.
  • Hotel: 188 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £20 per night.
  • House: 167 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £31 per night.

Can I stay in Hersonissos in a large group?

Whether you're embarking on a getaway with the family or spending a few nights away with your old school crew, it's always heaps of fun being under the same roof! The good news is that HomeAway has options to suit you. 46 apartment holiday rentals are ready to be booked. Presently, they're the top option here for large groups. Rental accommodation in this area that are suitable for large groups include:

  • Are you searching for rentals that can house 5 holiday makers? We have 140 that will be perfect. The prices start from £16 per night.
  • If you have 6 in your party, you'll be delighted to find out that there are 134 holiday rentals that are suitable. Prices start at £24 a night.
  • Travelling with 8 guests? We offer 75 properties for rent that match your requirements. Prices start from £76 a night.

So don't worry! When you book with us you can bring your mom, your sister and all your mates to Hersonissos.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Hersonissos?

HomeAway has a variety of excellent cost-effective rental options. Treat your posse to a fancy night out on the town or extend your stay with the money leftover. Picking up a holiday rental in or around Ammoudara is an excellent way to avoid burning a hole in your budget. HomeAway have 7 options and the average cost is £104 per night.