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Hersonissos Holidays

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Happening Hersonissos holidays 2021

A bustling waterfront, gorgeous beaches and lively nightlife scene makes holidays to Hersonossis ideal for those after both relaxation and excitement.

Nestled on Crete’s north coast and just 24 kilometres from Heraklion, Hersonossis is considered one of the island’s top holiday destinations. It’s blessed with gorgeous white sand beaches, plus it’s surrounded by some amazing family-friendly attractions, including a Greek mythology-themed park. After dark, you’ll find the town’s waterfront comes alive thanks to a seemingly endless range of bars and beach clubs.

Family fun in Hersonissos

If you're venturing to Crete with family, Hersonissos breaks have plenty to keep both kids and adults entertained. Get lost in the Minotaur’s maze at Labyrinth Park, zoom down water slides at Acqua Park or journey back in time at the Parlamas Museum of Rural Life.

Why book Hersonissos holidays

Discover the best beaches

With three sandy beaches on offer, and lively beach bars nearby, heading to the beach is a must!

Hit the nightlife & bar scene

Hersonissos is the life of the party! Expect waterfront bars, DJ sets and even chilled pubs

Perfect for watersports

If you prefer a more thrilling time at the beach, there's jet skiing, snorkelling, windsurfing and more!

Fun water parks

There are a couple of water parks in Hersonissos that surely the whole family will love

Sample the local food

You can't leave Hersonissos without trying delicious Greek dishes

Must-visit historical sites

Visit the Minoan palace ruins in Malia dating back to 1900BC

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Best beaches in Hersonissos

Best beaches in Hersonissos

Lounge around on sandy beaches dotted with tempting tavernas when you book package holidays to Hersonissos.

  • Hersonissos Beach is the resort’s most central coastal stretch and you’ll find it just south of the harbour. There are sunbeds for hire, plus tavernas and bars with uninterrupted vistas.
  • If you want to party right on the sand, Star Beach is a good shout. It’s a little further down the coast and surrounded by popular hotels, meaning there’s plenty of sunbeds and water sports on offer.
  • There’s also a buzzing music venue which hosts weekly foam parties in the summer.
  • Head north of the harbour beyond the hotels and you’ll find Limanakia Beach. It’s smaller than most other beaches in the area, but blessed with golden sand and clear waters that are very rarely rough.
  • Drapano Beach lies a short stroll from the Lychnostatis Open Air Museum and it’s another great place for lazier days. While one side belongs to a hotel, the other is made up of a vast stretch of golden sand.
  • If you’ve rented a car, why not carry on east of Hersonissos to Malia Beach? The popular sandy beach is teeming with amenities and boasts views across to a tiny island with a pretty church at its centre.
Farther flung beaches in Hersonissos

Farther flung beaches in Hersonissos

In addition to idyllic beaches in Hersonissos itself, you’ll find a selection of lovely coves just a short drive away.

  • Gefyri Beach sits north of Limanakia Beach and is a wonderful spot for sunbathing and swimming. There’s sunbeds for hire, plus a nice little coffee shop for snacks and cold drinks.
  • Venture north from Gefryi and you’ll hit Sarantari Beach. Equally idyllic, it’s a fantastic spot for snorkelling when it’s calm. It’s worth noting that the far end is an unofficial nudist beach.
  • Uninterrupted ocean views and miles of sand await at Anissaras Beach. A mere ten minute drive from Hersonossis, it’s the main coastal stretch of Anissaras and features both busy and deserted areas.
  • If you’re keen to head further east of Hersonossis, make a beeline for Potamos Beach. The beautiful spot is more tranquil than other beaches in the area and has calm water that’s perfect for children.
  • Wild and breezy, Aposelemi Beach is the ideal place to stop off for a stroll or swim after visiting CRETAquarium. It’s situated next to a nature reserve and is home to two fantastic tavernas.

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When is the best time to visit Hersonissos?

Crete is blessed with long dry summers and short mild winters. For bright sunshine and warm temperatures, plan your Hersonissos holiday during the summer months.

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