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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
    • Sleeps 7
    Villa #1327118
    8
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 6
      Villa #777157
      3
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        Exceptional! 5/5
        (4 reviews)
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        • 4 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 8
        Villa #8164463
        4
        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          Villa #1773764
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (34 reviews)
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            • 4 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 8
            Villa #1041859
            34
            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
              • 6 BR
              • 6 BA
              • Sleeps 14
              Villa #6786662
              1
              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                Exceptional! 5/5
                (68 reviews)
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                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 6
                House #6128202
                68
                Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (27 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 5
                  Apartment #6311580
                  27
                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 3 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    Villa #8120104
                    14
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (45 reviews)
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                      • 4 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Sleeps 9
                      Villa #6299671
                      45
                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
                        (5 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Sleeps 8
                        Villa #6544348
                        5
                        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                          • Studio
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 5
                          Apartment #1574043
                          3
                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 4
                            Apartment #4037982
                            2
                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (10 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 7
                              Villa #1276286
                              10
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                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (16 reviews)
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 10
                                Villa #3475028
                                16
                                Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 4
                                  Villa #6824282
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                                    • 4 BR
                                    • 6 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    #8038329
                                    2
                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 4
                                      Apartment #6500870
                                        Very Good! 4/5
                                        (5 reviews)
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                                        • Studio
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 2
                                        Studio #3845358
                                        5
                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Excellent! 4.6/5
                                          (5 reviews)
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 3
                                          Studio #3804696
                                          5
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                                            • 2 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Bungalow #6576732
                                            1
                                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Villa #1403502a
                                              3
                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                (23 reviews)
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Apartment #6252079
                                                23
                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  Villa #8142933
                                                  2
                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 1 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                    House #6185266
                                                    1
                                                    Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                      House #2553988
                                                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                        • 4 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 10
                                                        Apartment #1681349
                                                        1
                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 5 BR
                                                          • 5 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          Villa #4276304
                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #8192634
                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • Studio
                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                              Apartment #6124796
                                                              1
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                Villa #1313137
                                                                2
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  House #3858708
                                                                  Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                    House #6016829
                                                                    9
                                                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Villa #6585005
                                                                      7
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        House #4038071
                                                                        2
                                                                        Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Apartment #2621356
                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Apartment #6347201
                                                                            2
                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                              Apartment #6576583
                                                                              2
                                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                House #4459856
                                                                                Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                  Apartment #6354634
                                                                                  2
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                                    Villa #1705031
                                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (6 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 3
                                                                                      Villa #8077579
                                                                                      6
                                                                                      Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                                                        Apartment #6518004
                                                                                        1
                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                                          Villa #6714426
                                                                                          2
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 7
                                                                                            Multiple rentals Villa #6845461
                                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                              (40 reviews)
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                                                                                              • Studio
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                                                              Studio #6125427
                                                                                              40
                                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                Apartment #6506531
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                                                  (8 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #6674351
                                                                                                  8
                                                                                                  Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (39 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                    Apartment #6143939
                                                                                                    39
                                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                      (4 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                                                      Apartment #8036186
                                                                                                      4
                                                                                                      Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                      Excellent villa

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This Villa was an absolute dream of a place. gorgeous style and beautiful decor. the villa was very clean, and had all the amenities available. it was spacious, luxurious and had a great heated pool along with a brilliant BBQ area which for me being a South African was the best feature!! they have a brilliant and professional masseuse who comes to the villa on request and we had the best back massage ever! she brought along a variety of essential Oil blends for sale for all types of problems for which i bought one for my back as i suffer from lower back pain and it did wonders! I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great relaxing holiday. I thank the owners Michael and Irine for being wonderful hosts.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Sep 2016