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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.

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    Apartment #1574043
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      Villa #6786662
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        Villa #1041859
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          Apartment #6311580
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            Villa #1327118
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              Villa #777157
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                Exceptional! 5/5
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                House #6128202
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                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                  Villa #6299671
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    Villa #3475028
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                      Apartment #4037982
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                        Villa #6824282
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                          Villa #6261497
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                            Exceptional! 5/5
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                            • 3 BR
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                            Villa #1276286
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                              #8038329
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                                Studio #3845358
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                                  Villa #1313137
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                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                    • 4 BR
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                                    Villa #8164463
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                                      House #3791838
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                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                        Villa #6544348
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                                          Villa #8120104
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                                            Villa #1403502a
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                                              Villa #8142933
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                                                Resort #2553988
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                                                  Apartment #1681349
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                                                    House #8250074
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                                                      House #4038071
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                                                        Villa #4276304
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                                                          Excellent! 4.3/5
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                                                          Apartment #6674351
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                                                            Apartment #6500870
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                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                              Villa #8077579
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                                                                House #3858708
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                                                                  Bungalow #6576732
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                                                                    Villa #1705031
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                                                                      Villa #6585005
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                                                                        Apartment #6709815
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                                                                          House #4459856
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                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                            Apartment #6252079
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                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                              Studio #3804696
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                                                                                House #6185266
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                                                                                  Apartment #6518004
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                                                                                    Multiple rentals Villa #6845461
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                                                                                      Apartment #6354634
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                                                                                        Apartment #6347201
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                                                                                              Apartment #47044
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                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                Apartment #6143939
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                                                                                                  House #2411503
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                                                                                                    Apartment #6124796
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                                                                                                      Apartment #6500873
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                                                                                                      Hersonissos Holiday Villas & Apartments (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful Villa, excellent hosts

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We stayed in Romantic Evas Cottage for 2 weeks on our family holiday. The house itself was beautiful and clean. There is a fantastic pool outside and the garden is lovely. All of the rooms have air conditioning which was great. Eva and Yiannis were the perfect hosts - they met us at the airport and helped us home with our luggage. The fridge was fully stocked when we arrived, and Eva prepared us a meal. They prepared us a further 2 meals throughout the holiday which was a treat. Eva also bakes an exellent cake! (i would love the recipe!). On our day of departure, we had to be out at 12, but our flight wasnt until the evening, so they provided an alternative place for us to store our luggage and pass some time. Yiannis then helped us back to the airport with our luggage. Over all this was a wonderful holiday! Thank you very much :-D
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 21, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      The property is spacious and comfortable.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a great stay - the property is very comfortable, clean and spacious. We enjoyed watching the sunset every evening from one of the balconies. Whilst there is not a beach directly outside, we did swim by going down the ladder and we spent a lot of time on the beach which was just a couple of minutes walk to the left out of the back gate where there are also friendly tavernas. The seafront path and road at the back of the house proved good for my early morning runs. There are friendly restaurants and bars all within easy walking distance including directly next door. The supermarkets and butcher almost opposite is really convenient. Kokkini Hani is small, but friendly without being particularly glamorous, but it is a great base for visiting many other areas. Manolis was extremely helpful greeting us on our arrival and arranging for us to hire a car. We had an excellent and relaxing holiday and would recommend the property.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jul 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017