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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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                                                                                                  Fantastic!

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Accommodations, view, cleanliness, beautiful location all beyond expectations . Perfect vacation Villa. Manolis and Evi were so helpful and the car rental they helped arrange was super helpful too! Will definitely return and highly recommend to other travelers.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 06-Nov-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                  Beautiful villa, fantastic hosts.

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  We were met at the airport by Yiannis and Eva. They organised the taxi for us and we followed them to the villa. Yiannis showed us round the property and poured us a drink and then Eva brought round a home cooked (and very welcome after a long journey) meal. The groceries provided were very welcome too as it gave us time to sus out the local shops. During our stay there were a couple of emails to make sure we knew all we needed to about the area and to inform us of when the cleaning day/time was. When Yiannis came round on cleaning day he noticed that we had finished the wonderful cake and organised another to be baked and brought round by Eva's mother. Fresh towels were provided. I loved swimming in the pool every day even though some would consider it a little on the cold side at the end of October. We chose not to hire a car although on reflection I think I probably would in the same situation again. We wanted a chilled out week of doing not very much so we didnt really go anywhere. We did go on the little train ride which was An interesting morning. I'm not sure i would be too keen on it in the middle of summer! At the end of the trip Yiannis organised the taxi back to the airport for us and came round for a last drink. Thank you for the gifts, they were a lovely surprise.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                  Great villa, great location

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  We stayed in this villa at the end of October during the childrens' half term holiday and were a 6 (two children 4 and 6, parents and grandparents). The villa was very conveniently situated about 10 minutes walk from the beaches in Chernosossis and 15 minutes from Koutouloufari where there's a huge choice of restaurants. The villa itself was very modern with good facilities for 6 people. Given the time of year, we paid for pool heating which meant that we were able to enjoy the pool during the entire holiday even when the weather cooled down. The last week in October was very much the end of the holiday season in Crete so there were less facilities open than in the summer but the sea was warm enough to swim in. I think we would find Crete too crowded in the summer but in October it was an excellent chance to see the sites and enjoy the beaches in relative calm. Overall, I would have no hesitation in recommending the villa as a place to stay and would also recommend Crete in October for families who like mixing beach fun with sightseeing.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016