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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.

    • Studio
    • 1 BA
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    Apartment #1574043
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
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      Villa #777157
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      Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
        Exceptional! 5/5
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        • 3 BR
        • 2 BA
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        • Sleeps 7
        Villa #1327118
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          • 6 BR
          • 6 BA
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          Villa #6786662
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            Exceptional! 5/5
            (69 reviews)
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            • 2 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 6
            House #6128202
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              Exceptional! 5/5
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 5
              Apartment #6311580
              28
              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                (47 reviews)
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                • 4 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 9
                Villa #6299671
                47
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                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (37 reviews)
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  Villa #1041859
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                    • 1 BR
                    • 1 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    Apartment #4037982
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                    Viewed 27 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
                      (16 reviews)
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                      • 4 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Sleeps 10
                      Villa #3475028
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                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                        • 2 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 4
                        Villa #6824282
                        Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (5 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          Villa #8164463
                          5
                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 6 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            #8038329
                            3
                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (16 reviews)
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                              • 3 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Villa #8120104
                              16
                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                (11 reviews)
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                                • 3 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 7
                                Villa #1276286
                                11
                                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Very Good! 4/5
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                                  • Studio
                                  • 1 BA
                                  • Sleeps 2
                                  Studio #3845358
                                  5
                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 7
                                    Villa #1313137
                                    3
                                    Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Sleeps 5
                                      House #3791838
                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Villa #6544348
                                        5
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                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Sleeps 8
                                          Villa #1403502a
                                          3
                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            Villa #8142933
                                            2
                                            Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (9 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Sleeps 6
                                              Villa #6261497
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                                              Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 5
                                                Resort #2553988
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                  Apartment #1681349
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                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                    Apartment #6500870
                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                      (23 reviews)
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 5
                                                      Apartment #6252079
                                                      23
                                                      Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                        House #4038071
                                                        2
                                                        Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 5 BR
                                                          • 5 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          Villa #4276304
                                                            Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                            (8 reviews)
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                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #6674351
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                                                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                              House #6185266
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                                                              Viewed 11 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 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 5
                                                                  House #3858708
                                                                  Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    Bungalow #6576732
                                                                    1
                                                                    Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                      Villa #1705031
                                                                      1
                                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (10 reviews)
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Villa #6585005
                                                                        10
                                                                        Viewed 6 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
                                                                            Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                            (5 reviews)
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 3
                                                                            Studio #3804696
                                                                            5
                                                                            Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Apartment #6518004
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                                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 2 BA
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                                                                                Villa #6714426
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                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                  Multiple rentals Villa #6845461
                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                                    Apartment #6354634
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                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                      Apartment #6347201
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                                                                                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 5 BR
                                                                                        • 5 BA
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                                                                                        Villa #6835978
                                                                                        1
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                                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 5
                                                                                          Apartment #47044
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                                                                                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (39 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                                            Apartment #6143939
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                                                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Separate Toilets
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                                                                                              House #2411503
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                                                                                                • Studio
                                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                                Apartment #6124796
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  Apartment #6500873
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
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                                                                                                    Apartment #6709815
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #6943004

                                                                                                      Hersonissos Holiday Apartments & Villas (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Truly spectacular

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      What an amazing villa - perfect in every way. View, amenities, decor, comfort , quiet, plus attentive care from the wonderful Stefani. I believe we would struggle to find anywhere better. I can highly recommend Villa Seaview. My family and I had a magical week - one we will always treasure. Thank you Stefani for ensuring we had the best of times.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017

                                                                                                      Einmalig

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Wir hatten Aufenthalt von 06-17.6 In Evas Cottage. Eva u.Yiannis begrüßten uns sehr herzlich, mit einem traditionellen griechischen Essen. Selbst die Anreise mit Taxi und der davor geknüpfte Kontakt per E-Mail war absolut unproblematisch. Das Haus war wie beschrieben und auf den Bildern abgebildet! Einfach nur perfekt. Für Fragen und Hilfe, standen uns die beiden immer zur Verfügung. Wir hatten uns dann nach 3 Tagen für einen Leihwagen interessiert, auch das setzte Yiannis so schnell wie möglich für uns um. Auch während unserem Aufenthalt wurde das Haus gereinigt und gepflegt. In diesen 11 Tagen erlebten wir einen unbeschreiblich, unvergesslichen, tollen Urlaub. Schon am 2 Tag war uns klar das es hoffentlich bald ein Wiedersehen geben wird. Kreta ist in jeder Hinsicht eine Reise Wert. Und bei so einem Empfang, und liebevollen Vermietern, viel es uns schwer wieder die Heimreise anzutreten! Eva und Yiannis machen das was Sie erbringen und einem ermöglichen aus Leidenschaft. IMMER WIEDER GERNE!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jun 2017