Where to stay around Hersonissos?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 557 holiday lettings near Hersonissos. From 218 apartments to 180 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Hersonissos is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Hersonissos?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Hersonissos. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Crete Golf Club: 572 holiday lettings
  • Star Beach Water Park: 742 holiday lettings
  • Lychnostatis: 762 holiday lettings
  • Watercity Waterpark: 713 holiday lettings
  • Acqua Plus Water Park: 560 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Hersonissos listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Hersonissos?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 218 apartments in Hersonissos. Our other popular types of Hersonissos holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 180 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 110 self catering accommodations
  • Condos: 4 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Hersonissos?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 237 holiday homes with pool available in Hersonissos. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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    Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental in Hersonissos, Crete your home away from home

    The town of Hersonissos is 25 km east of Heraklion, situated between Anissaras and Stalis in one of the most colourful and cosmopolitan tourist areas of the island of Crete. As well as its sandy beaches, Hersonissos has a port which is busy year round. The town is actually made up of several small villages: Koutouloufari, Piscopiano, Anissaras, Potamies, Avdou, Gonies and Kera.

    Things to Do in Hersonissos, Crete

    It is hard to beat the beautiful coastline and beaches around Hersonissos holiday rentals. Visitors can enjoy the fine sands and warm crystal clear waters for swimming, boating, snorkeling and watersports. After dark the harbour area lights up and there are many bars, restaurants and tavernas lining the beach offering plenty of local nightlife. Cruises from the harbour are very popular and go to the neighbouring island of Dia and other small islets and beaches in the area. The town has many shops, mostly geared to selling tourist souvenirs, clothes and jewellery.

    Places to Visit Around Hersonissos, Crete

    Families will find plenty of places to visit from their holiday apartment in Hersonissos. There are two waterparks nearby for cool wet fun. The Hersonnissos Aquarium provides some interesting exhibits and the CretAquarium in Gournes. The more traditional villages of Koutouloufari, Piskopiano and Ano Hersonissos offer the chance to discover the local side of Crete along with the archaeological sites of Polyrenia and Falassarna and the Gorges of Topolia. The port town of Kissamos Chania with its old city walls makes an excellent day out from your Hersonissos holiday home. Frangokastello is one of the most well-visited landmarks on the island of Crete. It is in a scenic location and is famous for its 13th century castle which is still in remarkably good condition. Every year a festival on May 17 celebrates the strange phenomenon seen at dawn when the ghostly “Drosoulites” figures appear as a mirage for about 10 minutes.

    Weather in Hersonissos, Crete

    Holiday rental homes at Hersonissos enjoy a dry Mediterranean climate with ample sunshine during the hot, dry summer months with temperatures averaging 28°C (82°F). The island is refreshed by the seasonal breezes in July and August. Rainfall during the summer is minimal with some showers from November to March. In winter the lowest daytime temperatures average 14°C (57°F) making Crete a pleasant year-round destination.

    Travel to Hersonissos, Crete

    The nearest international airport serving Hersonissos holiday rentals is the Heraklion Airport in north central Crete, about 25 km away. Cheap flights from Thomsonfly are regularly available from Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, East Midlands, Glasgow, London (Gatwick and Luton) Manchester and Newcastle. Jet2 flies from Leeds/Bradford and Budgetair has flights from Cork, Dublin and Shannon to Heraklion (Iraklion). Flights can also be taken to Athens (ATH) International Airport and there are regular ferries from Pireas to Rethymno and Heraklion.

    Attractions in and around Hersonissos

    First time in Hersonissos and looking for things to do? Local attractions include Aquaworld Aquarium, Star Beach Water Park and Acqua Plus Water Park. Visitors searching for nearby cultural experiences can take a trip to Palace of Knossos and Spinalonga Castle, or spend an enlightening afternoon at Heraklion Archaeological Museum or Natural History Museum of Crete. If some outdoor time is on the agenda, soak up some sun at Sarandaris Beach and Stalis Beach. Plan to attend a game or event? Get tickets for Freedom National Stadium or Theodoros Vardinogiannis Stadium. Port of Hersonissos and Heraklion Port are just a couple of activities around the area. Also while in town, you can visit Labyrinth Park, Sarakino or St. Paraskevi Church.