Crete is a beautiful greek destination that makes travel enthusiasts dream. The seaside resort of Hersonissos is one of the most important places to visit. Those who love sun and sea will want to think about a trip to Hersonissos.

Crete Autrement offers you here its travel guide of Chersónissos (Hersonissos in Greek): it’s up to you!

How to get to Hersonissos?

What to do in Heraklion?

In addition, among the information that will be more than useful to vacationers who plan to carry out such a project, there is in the first place the way to get to the destination. Of course, the plane is often preferred.

The choice of Heraklion airport is very appropriate to be able to easily reach the city of Hersonissos afterwards:

it will take you a little less than 30 minutes by car to connect the two Cretan cities.

Where to stay in Hersonissos?

Book your hotel in Hersonissos

The question of accommodation is essential during the organization of the stay in Crete. Why? Because Crete has the very good idea to offer hotels and villas for rent splendid hotels for tourists. The seaside resort of Hersonissos offers its visitors many nice and comfortable establishments, with spas, restaurants, bars, or swimming pools.

To help you spend a pleasant time in the Greek seaside resort, Crete Autrement invites you to find the hotel of your dreams on this map :

Rent a villa with pool in Hersonissos!

Surrounded by mountains, the city of Hersonissos is even more worth a visit when you take a little height. What if you were to rent a villa with a pool and a sea view? Discover 3 exceptional villas on site:

Our favorite ♥ the Creta Blue Boutique Hotel and its sea view!

Crete Autrement particularly appreciates the Creta Blue Boutique Hotel in Hersonissos, this luxury hotel in Crete with its private pool, its total view of the sea, its nature, its calm, its well-being and its succulent meals!

Look out over all of Hersonissos from the Creta Blue Boutique Hotel. A luxury hotel, 4 stars and 900m from the beach, for rooms from 100€/night, in Hersonissos.

What to do in Hersonissos? 6 best things to do in 2023

1. Aqua Plus Water Park

We’ve all been a child, for some of us it was yesterday. Who doesn’t love a great water park?

If you spend your next holidays in Crete and in the beautiful Hersonissos, make yourself a gift and go to Aquaplus Water Park! A great place for families and friends, under Crete blue sky.

Book your tickets now and below

2. Spend the night in one of the best greek hotels!

If you’re familiar with Instagram and travel Insta pages, you might have seen this before.

This is, with no further ado, Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa : one of the most famous and beautiful hotels in Greece.

Enjoy the design, the luxury, the food, the private pools, the spa, the views, the colors… A must if you want to stay in Hersonissos!

3. Go to Stalis Beach

Stalis Beach is probably the most beautiful beach in the area.

Warm and fine sand, clean and clear water as everywhere on the island of Crete, you will have the place to put your towel or to reserve a deckchair and a parasol for the day.

Where to swim in Crete?

Note that bars and restaurants in the vicinity will allow you to eat during the day and not have to carry a picnic!

For those who love beaches, Crete and Greece, please note that the most beautiful beaches of Heronissos and its surroundings can also be visited by boat (sailboat, motorboat or catamaran) with or without a skipper for one or more wonderful days!

4. Experience the cave of Milatos

The archaeological site of Milatos is a few minutes drive from Hersonissos and is a good place to explore.

It is especially famous for having been the refuge of the Cretan rebels who resisted the Turkish invaders during the year 1823.

5. Visit the Open Air Museum of Lychnostatis

The open-air museum of Lychnosatis is a must-see attraction in the town of Hersonissos and is the ideal place to learn more about the way of life of the first inhabitants of Crete.

You can find a perfectly detailed reconstruction of an old Cretan village.

6. Discover the Palace of Malia

The Palace of Malia dates back to 1900 BC.

Less than 15 minutes by car, you will find this vestige of the Minoan civilization.

The ancient palace of Malia is said to be the former home of the Pythian beast: the Minotaur.

With the help of a local guide, visitors will learn more about the exciting history of the palace and also about the characteristic mythology of the region.

Hersonissos weather : what is the weather like all year long?

You will not be surprised by the incredibly favorable weather conditions of the city in the following lines.

Enjoy nearly 10 hours of sunshine per day (on average over the year). 9 days of rain on average also between December and February: for the rest of the year, we oscillate between 0 and 3 days!

As far as temperatures are concerned, here is the local climate for 12 months:

MonthMin Temperature (°C)Max Temperature (°C)Average Temperature (°C)Sea Temperature (°C)