Hersonissos, Crete, Greece

Hersonissos is ranked as one of the liveliest resorts on the island yet still maintains much of its traditional charm and is very picturesque. The resort is a mix of several beaches, traditional villages and modern developments with something for everyone. For those seeking a quiet Cretan resort then this resort is not for you!

Hersonissos

Hersonissos is a cosmopolitan and fashionable town which is renowned for its plentiful array of cafes, restaurants and discos. In Hersonissos you can spend your days relaxing on the sand/shingle beach with its many coves or exploring the local villages with charming tavernas and pretty quaint Greek houses. The narrow old streets twist inland from the sea and contain a great choice of restaurants, traditional tavernas and shops for the perfect souvenir.

Hersonissos harbour is famous for its nightlife with its back to back bars and throbbing clubs and is popular with younger crowds looking to party late into the night.

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Hersonissos Hotels (186)

Diamond Village Hersonissos Photograph of Diamond Village Hersonissos
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A superb self catering complex offering a great range of facilities and high standard of accommodation which should appeal to all guests seeking a relaxing holiday in countryside surroundings. ...

5 / 5 from 4 reviews

Palatia Village Photograph of Palatia Village
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The Palatia Village offers a friendly atmosphere and comfortable self-catering accommodation in a quiet area, around 10mins from the resort centre. On-site facilities include a swimming pool, kid's po...

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Insula Alba Resort & Spa Photograph of Insula Alba Resort & Spa
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Set on the beachfront in Analipsi, this modern adult only hotel provides an ideal base for couples looking for a quiet and relaxing holiday. ...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Driades Apartments Photograph of Driades Apartments
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These apartments are set in a small attractive complex in a quiet position within the pretty and picturesque village of Piskopiano and offer basically furnished, traditional styled accommodation....

5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Arminda Hotel Photograph of Arminda Hotel
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The Arminda Hotel has a quiet location, halfway between the resort of Hersonissos and Stalis, though just 150m from a small sandy beach....

4.8 / 5 from 9 reviews

Porto Village Hotel Photograph of Porto Village Hotel
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Family run complex offering warm hospitality and a relaxed atmosphere combined with comfortable accommodation and good facilities; will appeal to those looking for a quiet base and a relaxed holiday....

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Semiramis Village Hotel Photograph of Semiramis Village Hotel
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The Semiramis Hotel is set overlooking the Hersonissos bay and is built in a traditional Cretan style and offers guests a high level of comfort and facilities. There are sandy bays within easy reach o...

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Athina Inn Aparthotel Photograph of Athina Inn Aparthotel
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A small apartment complex situated close to the seafront and numerous shops, bars and restaurants....

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Romantica Apartments Photograph of Romantica Apartments
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Located on the outskirts of the traditional village of Koutouloufari, the Romantica Apartments are ideal for those seeking a quiet location with the option to experience a livelier scene not too far a...

4 / 5 from 1 reviews

Kreta Natur Apartments Photograph of Kreta Natur Apartments
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This small complex of just 14 studios enjoys a peaceful setting, surrounded by gardens and beautiful lawns with great sea views....

5 / 5 from 4 reviews

Bella Vista Apartments Photograph of Bella Vista Apartments
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Situated in the traditional village of Old Hersonissos, the Bella Vista Apartments provides a great base for those wanting to enjoy the hospitality and Cretan customs in one of the areas most beautifu...

4.5 / 5 from 2 reviews

Alia Club Hotel Photograph of Alia Club Hotel
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Fabulous apartment hotel offering superior accommodation combined with a great location on the seafront and close to the all the resort amenities....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Angelos Village Hotel Photograph of Angelos Village Hotel
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The Angelos Village is a small hotel built in a bungalow style with traditional local architecture so as to resemble a Cretan village. The hotel is family run and offers good service and a wealth of e...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Balsamico Traditional Suites Photograph of Balsamico Traditional Suites
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This small complex of just 9 suites is set in the heart of old Hersonissos around 3 km from the bustling holiday resort of Hersonissos. Ideally suited to those seeking a taste of traditional Crete....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Frida Village Apartments Photograph of Frida Village Apartments
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Enjoy the views from this peaceful and relaxing complex with free WiFi, 2 outdoor pools and just a few minutes walk from the beach...

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Glaros Beach Hotel Photograph of Glaros Beach Hotel
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Views to the Mediterranean and a welcoming atmosphere await you at this hotel which has an outdoor complex and is just a few minutes walk from the resort centre....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Koutouloufari Village Apartments Photograph of Koutouloufari Village Apartments
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The Koutouloufari Village Apartments offer a peaceful environment with a full range of facilities and beautiful gardens for relaxing....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Minas Apartments Photograph of Minas Apartments
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The Minas Apartments offer simply furnished yet comfortable accommodation and are well placed for enjoying the resort amenities....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Papadakis Apartments Photograph of Papadakis Apartments
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These family run apartments offer a friendly and welcoming atmosphere in a quiet location between the resorts of Koutouloufari and Hersonissos....

5 / 5 from 1 reviews

Serita Beach Hotel Photograph of Serita Beach Hotel
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Situated in Anissaras right on the sandy beach, 3.5 km from the livelier Hersonissos. Ideal for families, this hotel has plenty of amenities and activities to suit all age groups, including a mini-clu...

4.7 / 5 from 6 reviews

Aqua Sun Village Hotel Photograph of Aqua Sun Village Hotel
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This resort style hotel has a hilltop location overlooking the sea and offering a good range of facilities that would appeal to anyone looking for a fun filled sun holiday....

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

Heronissos Hotel Photograph of Heronissos Hotel
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The Hersonissos Hotel is located less than 60 metres from the main beach of Hersonissos and is close to the resort centre with all its shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife. The hotel is an ideal cho...

3 / 5 from 1 reviews

Hersonissos Central Hotel Photograph of Hersonissos Central Hotel
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Guests at the Hersonissos Central Hotel will be greeted with true Cretan hospitality and enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding area....

4.3 / 5 from 4 reviews

Sunrise Apartments - Koutouloufari Photograph of Sunrise Apartments - Koutouloufari
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The Sunrise Apartments have a quiet location on the edge of Koutouloufari, just a few steps from traditional tavernas and around 10mins walk from the beach....

5 / 5 from 4 reviews

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Hersonissos Reviews

Mrs L Quinton, Runcorn

Holiday Date:22nd Sep 2017
Accommodation:Star Beach Village Hotel & Waterpark
Room:Double Or Twin
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

Great place to stay, lots going on in the day or night. Very lovely resort.

Mr R Norman-noakes, Bexhill-on-sea

Holiday Date:11th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Hersonissos Village Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Promo
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

A busy town with many shops and restaurants near the seafront.

Mrs T Miller, Uxbridge

Holiday Date:7th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Silva Beach Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Garden View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

There were lots of shops on the main road, very touristy though so would not recommend if you don't like that kind of thing. A lovely traditional village (left at Alpha Bank) called Koutouloufari but again, very touristy and very expensive e.g. Greek scenery posters sold by street vendor E10 each but in Koutouloufari same thing E25! Lovely shop selling olive oil products.

Mrs T Miller, Uxbridge

Holiday Date:7th Sep 2017
Accommodation:Silva Beach Hotel
Room:Double Or Twin - Garden View
Board:All Inclusive
(4 suns)

The resort is very nice with plenty of shops, cafes and bars to choose from. Hersonissos is a very touristy location though with tourist prices to match but there are definitely a few shops worth visiting, one that I really liked was an olive oil specialist shop where the owner was so helpful and not just to sell his products, we had a really interesting conversation, and he wrapped our purchases so beautifully with fresh herbs it was a real treat. There is also a shop selling Naturalia olive oil products, which is really very good for your skin, particularly if it's dry or you have overdone the sunbathing. There is a traditional Greek village which is worth a visit, called Koutoulofari, very pretty with many shops and restaurants. Having said that, if you just want a rest, there is enough going on at the hotel with the wonderful views and the beach to hold interest and ensure you have a wonderful, restful break.

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Beaches

There are many beaches along the coast of Hersonissos with the three main stretches of sand having their own small coves which are all within walking distance of the resort. There are plenty of watersports to be found and on Star Beach is a waterpark with waterslides and bungee jumping.

Nearby Attractions

Exploring the surrounding areas could not be easier with a tourist train that runs to nearby Stalis and Malia. Alternatively take a trip to the traditional villages of Koutoulfari and Piskopiano with their narrow whitewashed alleys and authentic Greek tavernas.

Quick Facts

Heraklion Airport is approximately 33 km away - transfer time approx. 40 minutes.

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