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Hersonissos holidays offer a great selection of beaches and an active nightlife that will have you dancing till dawn.

Hersonissos is located on the beautiful island of Crete in Greece. It’s just 25km east of Heraklion and boasts a great selection of beaches with lots of activities to suit all ages. Hersonissos is a blend of old and new and is waiting to be explored on your holiday in the sun this year.

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Top hotels in Hersonissos

Villa Marina, Anissaras
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Villa Marina, Anissaras
Villa Marina, Anissaras

Hersonissos, Crete

from £141pp
Bellos Hotel Apartment
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Bellos Hotel Apartment
Bellos Hotel Apartment

Hersonissos, Crete

from £146pp
Hersonissos Sun(ex.Vasso)
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Hersonissos Sun(ex.Vasso)
Hersonissos Sun(ex.Vasso)

Hersonissos, Crete

from £163pp
Chrysalis Hotel
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Chrysalis Hotel
Chrysalis Hotel

Hersonissos, Crete

from £297pp
Eri Sun Village
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Eri Sun Village
Eri Sun Village

Hersonissos, Crete

from £319pp
Arminda
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Arminda
Arminda

Hersonissos, Crete

from £362pp
Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa
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Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa
Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa

Hersonissos, Crete

from £563pp
Dream Village
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Dream Village
Dream Village

Hersonissos, Crete

from £140pp

At a glance

  • Currency: Euro
  • Language: Greek
  • Time Zone: GMT +2
  • Average flight time: 4h 5m

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Hersonissos Top Attractions

Hersonissos holidays offer something for everyone including lots of non-beach activities such as, mountain biking, horse riding and golf. Why not take the kids to the Aquarium or the open-air folklore Lychnostatis Museum and the monastery of Agios Georgios for a real taste of Cretan history. Head down to the bustling port and see some of the boats and larger ships, perhaps even book a boat trip to Santorini or the island of Dia. Or why not just sit back and relax in a café and watch the world go by.

A holiday to Hersonissos would not be complete without a visit to Knossos where you can see the ancient Minoan palace, a true vision left over from ancient Greece. Take a trip to the island’s capital, Heraklion for a bit of retail therapy or for a cultural experience, visit the Heraklion museum. After a long day on the beach or exploring what this fascinating island has to offer, head to the harbour and choose one of the many restaurants or tavernas, sample some of the local cuisine and refuel for an evening of dancing in one of the nightclubs and have a night to remember!

After a busy night out on the town, sit back and relax in the Stella Palace Resort's spa, or maybe play in the on-site water park!  

Hersonissos Beach Holidays

Hersonissos offers a range of different beaches to try, from small bathing areas to long expanses of golden sand. Head to the small beach of Limanakia for a quiet and relaxing day of sunshine or why not try the largest beach in the resort which offers great facilities for family holidays and plenty of water sport activities for those of you who want to get your feet wet! Why not try Star beach, which even has its own water park – ideal for occupying the kids on your beach holiday. There are also a couple of pebble beaches towards the east side of the resort for you to explore.

Looking for aqua activities galore? The Creta Maris Beach Resort has no less than seven outdoor pools, plus direct access to the beach.