Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Hersonissos

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Hersonissos. Travelers like the cafés, 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-sees in the area. A vacation 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 vacation home and check out everything that makes Hersonissos a fun place to get away. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 83°F.

Natural features

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 center:

  • 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

Traveling to and around Hersonissos

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

Where to stay around Hersonissos?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 766 vacation rentals near Hersonissos. From 243 Villas to 143 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Hersonissos for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Hersonissos?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Hersonissos. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Star Beach Water Park: 953 vacation rentals
  • Lychnostatis: 980 vacation rentals
  • Aquaworld Aquarium: 847 vacation rentals
  • Labyrinth Park: 780 vacation rentals
  • Crete Golf Club: 762 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent Villas in Hersonissos?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 243 Villas in Hersonissos. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Hersonissos include:

  • Houses: 143 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 282 rentals available
  • Bungalows: 4 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Hersonissos?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 348 vacation rentals with pool available in Hersonissos. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.