Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Hersonissos

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Hersonissos. Travellers especially like the cafes, sporting events and cocktail bars in this romantic and relaxing city. Palace of Knossos and Heraklion Archaeological Museum are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Hersonissos

Do you want to discover top things to see and do in the area? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that makes Hersonissos a fun place to get away to. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Labyrinth Park (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Aquaworld Aquarium (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Crete Golf Club (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Acqua Plus Water Park (1.3 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Star Beach Water Park (1.9 mi / 3 km)
  • Dinosauria Park (4.8 mi / 7.8 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Hersonissos

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 28°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Hersonissos

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Hersonissos is a great place to get out in nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sarandaris Beach (2 mi / 3.2 km)
  • Stalis Beach (3.7 mi / 6 km)
  • Cave of Psychro (11.7 mi / 18.8 km)
  • Public Gardens of Iraklion (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Geoponikos Kipos (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Ammoudara Beach (16.3 mi / 26.2 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Hersonissos

Fly into Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis), the closest airport, located 11.2 mi (18 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Hersonissos?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 569 holiday rentals near Hersonissos. From 191 Villas to 115 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Hersonissos for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Hersonissos?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Hersonissos. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Aquaworld Aquarium: 863 holiday rentals
  • Sarakino: 869 holiday rentals
  • Port of Hersonissos: 869 holiday rentals
  • Convention Centre Creta Maris: 775 holiday rentals
  • Lychnostatis: 998 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Hersonissos listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Hersonissos?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 191 Villas in Hersonissos. Our other popular types of Hersonissos holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 115 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 197 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 3 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Hersonissos?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 304 holiday homes with pool available in Hersonissos. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.