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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.

Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
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Villa #1327118
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
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Villa #777157
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Exceptional! 5/5
(33 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
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Cottage #1041859
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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Exceptional! 5/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #8120104
14
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  • 6 BR
  • 6 BA
  • Sleeps 14
Villa #6786662
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Exceptional! 5/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #8164463
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Exceptional! 5/5
(68 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #6128202
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Exceptional! 5/5
(27 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #6311580
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Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(44 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Villa #6299671
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Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #6544348
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Very Good! 4/5
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Studio #3845358
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  • Studio
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #1574043
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(22 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #6252079
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Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Villa #1276286
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Villa #6824282
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #4037982
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  • 4 BR
  • 1 BA
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #6500870
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Bungalow #6576732
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Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #1929293
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Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(5 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Studio #3804696
5
Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #8142933
2
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #6185266
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
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Villa #1403502a
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(40 reviews)
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  • Studio
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Studio #6125427
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  • 4 BR
  • 6 BA
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  • 2 BR
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House #4038071
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  • 2 BR
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House #2553988
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  • 5 BR
  • 5 BA
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Villa #4276304
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #6576583
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  • 1 BA
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Apartment #6124796
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  • 4 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Apartment #6506531
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 5
House #3858708
Exceptional! 5/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 10
Villa #3475028
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Excellent! 4.3/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #6674351
8
Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
House #6016829
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Wonderful! 4.9/5
(39 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #6143939
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Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
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Villa #1313137
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #6347201
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Apartment #6354634
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
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Villa #1705031
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  • 2 BR
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House #4459856
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Villa #8077579
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Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #6518004
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Villa #6714426
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Multiple rentals Villa #6845461
  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Studio #6364321
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Exceptional! 5/5
(4 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #8036186
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Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Villa #6585005
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Hersonissos Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Beautiful home and property with all amenities.

5 of 5
We spent a wonderful week with our family in Evas Cottage. The owners provided everything we could need or want including a wonderful Greek dinner waiting for us upon arrival. The house is clean and well organized and located within walking distance to shops in town. The surrounding area is beautiful and Knossos, Heraklion, and beaches are only a short drive away. This lovey property allow us to relax and spend a wonderful week with our extended family. I only wish we had planned a longer stay!
  • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

crete a place of relaxation slow your life down.

5 of 5
a very nice time spent indeed ,owners very nice ,place was nice a lovely town , very nice food eating out ,this is the time to come no crowds april , may time ,weather good , very supprised not fully booked ,crete a lovely place to visit..................mick and jill....
  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017