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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
    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 6
      Villa #777157
      3
      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
        (34 reviews)
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        • 4 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 8
        Villa #1041859
        34
        Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          Villa #1773764
          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
            • 6 BR
            • 6 BA
            • Sleeps 14
            Villa #6786662
            2
            Viewed 21 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 36 times in the last 48 hours
                Exceptional! 5/5
                (27 reviews)
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
                • Sleeps 5
                Apartment #6311580
                27
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (45 reviews)
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 9
                  Villa #6299671
                  45
                  Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (4 reviews)
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                    • 4 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 8
                    Villa #8164463
                    4
                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                      • Studio
                      • 1 BA
                      • Sleeps 5
                      Apartment #1574043
                      3
                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (14 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 6
                        Villa #8120104
                        14
                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                          • 1 BR
                          • 1 BA
                          • Sleeps 4
                          Apartment #4037982
                          2
                          Viewed 8 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 33 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (10 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 7
                              Villa #1276286
                              10
                              Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (16 reviews)
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 10
                                Villa #3475028
                                16
                                Viewed 16 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 11 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 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                              • 2 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              House #4038071
                                              2
                                              Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                Villa #1403502a
                                                3
                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                  (23 reviews)
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                                                  • 1 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                  Apartment #6252079
                                                  23
                                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    Villa #8142933
                                                    2
                                                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      House #6185266
                                                      1
                                                      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 5
                                                        House #2553988
                                                        Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          Apartment #1681349
                                                          1
                                                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                            • 5 BR
                                                            • 5 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                            Villa #4276304
                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 2 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                              Apartment #8192634
                                                                Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                (8 reviews)
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                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                Apartment #6674351
                                                                8
                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  • Studio
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                  Apartment #6124796
                                                                  1
                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 7
                                                                    Villa #1313137
                                                                    2
                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 2 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                                      House #3858708
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                                        Villa #1705031
                                                                        Viewed 7 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 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                            Villa #6585005
                                                                            7
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #2621356
                                                                                • 1 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                                                Apartment #6347201
                                                                                2
                                                                                Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                  Apartment #6576583
                                                                                  2
                                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 5
                                                                                    House #4459856
                                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Apartment #6354634
                                                                                      2
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (6 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Villa #8077579
                                                                                        6
                                                                                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Apartment #6518004
                                                                                          1
                                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                                            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 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                                                                  Apartment #6506531
                                                                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                    • 5 BR
                                                                                                    • 5 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                    Villa #6835978
                                                                                                    Viewed 5 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
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Schönes Haus für einen tollen Urlaub

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Tolles sauberes ,sonniges und ruhiges Haus , sehr gut ausgestattet. Entspricht der Beschreibung und den Bildern. Sehr aufmerksame freundliche Gastgeber . Reinigungsservice 2 mal pro Woche. Auto erforderlich, aber wer gut zu Fuß ist kann auch einmal laufen. Jederzeit gerne wieder
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 25, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      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