Where to stay around Hersonissos?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 615 holiday lettings near Hersonissos. From 254 apartments to 196 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: 631 holiday lettings
  • Star Beach Water Park: 800 holiday lettings
  • Lychnostatis: 834 holiday lettings
  • Watercity Waterpark: 769 holiday lettings
  • Acqua Plus Water Park: 622 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 254 apartments in Hersonissos. Our other popular types of Hersonissos holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 196 self catering accommodations
  • Houses: 116 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 280 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.

    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.

    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)