Awe-inspiring Anissaras 2017 / 2018
If you’re looking for a destination that promotes rest and relaxation, Anissaras, just north of Hersonissos, is sure to put you in the right frame of mind. With a glorious sweep of beach and spectacular surroundings to enjoy, a getaway to idyllic Anissaras will provide you with enough peace and quiet to linger long after your return flight. Neither deemed a village or a town, this destination is abundant in old-school Greek Island charm, from its small churches to the surrounding villages that are well worth exploring. The perfect base for discovering other parts of Crete, your holidays to Anissaras will put you within reach of some of the more raucous party towns such as Malia, while remaining a tranquil destination to enjoy a break.
Most popular hotels in Anissaras
Mitsis Laguna Resort
Aldemar Knossos Royal Family Resort
Annabelle Beach Resort
Aldemar Royal Mare
At a glance
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Greek
- Time Zone: GMT +2
- Average flight time: 4h 0m
When to go
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You can take a leisurely stroll from this area of Crete to the Sarandaris area to the little church at the top of the peninsula, accompanied by impressive views, or head to the adjoining villages (such as Gouves) for their picturesque squares and fine selection of Greek tavernas. While you won’t find a particularly thriving nightlife on your trip away, you’re only within a short distance of an array of clubs, restaurants and bars in Hersonissos. Plus, nearby Malia is known for its exciting night scene – so don’t forget your glowsticks on your Anissaras holidays!
Life's a Beach
While the coastlines in Anissaras are rugged, you’ll still manage to find some excellent man-made beaches to enjoy. A sandy oasis among rocks, the sands offer the perfect place to laze on lengthy afternoons as well as a great backdrop to a refreshing drink at a beachside bar. If you’d rather don a wetsuit and brave the waves, there are numerous water sports on offer. Try your hand at scuba-diving or head beneath the water on a snorkelling trip to gain a glimpse at the myriad of marine life that exists there. Away from the beach, you’ll find some particularly lovely walks on your holidays in Anissaras, and if you want you can visit the beaches in nearby Gouves to the east and Hersonissos to the south, both around 10 minutes drive away.