Hersonissos

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Hersonissos holidays cater for all, although the young and lively are attracted in high season.

Description

Ranked as one of Crete's liveliest resorts, the cosmopolitan town of Hersonissos is well known for its scores of cafes, restaurants, bars, disco bars and English style pubs lining the seafront. Days can be spent relaxing on the sandy/shingle beach, where you may wish to try out the water sports, or visiting the old villages with their tranquil settings, charming tavernas and pretty houses.

Who holidays in Hersonissos?

Hersonissos holidays cater for all, although the young and lively are attracted in high season.

Climate

Max Temp C Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
East Crete 16 19 23 25 25 23 20
London 13 16 20 22 21 19 13
Sunshine Hours Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
East Crete 7 9 11 12 11 9 6
London 5 6 7 6 6 5 3

Sun Hersonissos Holidays - View 5 Day Forecast

Highlights

  • Lively nightlife
  • Picturesque and traditional charm
  • Packed with restaurants, bars and discos
  • Sand and shingle beach with many coves

Things To Do

Popular activities during holidays to Hersonissos include:

  • Trekking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Day trip to the waterpark

Hersonissos Holidays - Excursions

Samaria Gorge: Visit the Gorge of Samaria deep in White Mountains on the western side of Crete.

Knossos and Museum: Gain an insight into the history of Crete with this tour of Knossos Palace and the Heraklion Museum.

Barbecue Cruise: Sail away to a quiet cove then feast, bathe and soak up the sun.

City Water Park: Spend a fantastic day in this fun filled Water park.

Due to high demand and limited places available, we advise you to confirm your places on any of our days or nights out at the Welcome Get Together, on the day following your arrival.

Things To See

Samaria Gorges: Crete has the longest gorge in Europe and second in the world to the Grand Canyon. You get to it by a ferry and you stop on your way at a village called Lutra, only accessible by boat. The gorge cuts through the White Mountains. Apart from its beauty, the gorge is teeming with wildlife and there are incredible wildflowers during spring.

Knossos Palace: This palace, in a beautiful site just 5 kms southeast of Heraklion, is the most magnificent and evocative of Crete's Minoan sites. Admission is around 6 Euros, 4 Euros students with official ID and people of 65 or over. Apr to mid-Oct, open daily 8am-8pm. Mid-Oct to Mar, open from Mon-Fri 8am-5pm; Sat-Sun 8:30am-3pm.

The Archaeological museum in Heraklion: It is famous for its huge Minoan collection. Opening times: April to mid-October: Tuesday to Sunday 8am-8 pm / Monday 12.30-8 pm. Mid - October to March: closes daily at 5 pm. Around 10 Euros for adults and 6 Euros for students with official ID and people of 65 and over.

Chania: Stroll through the streets of Chania's old town, an intact neighbourhood of the original Venetian buildings. The fortifications date from the 13th century and its picturesque Venetian harbour is well worth seeing. Enter the 16th-century Venetian Church of San Francisco and lose yourself amid this vast collection of finds in the Archaeological Museum, dating from the neolithic to the Roman era. See jewellery, floor mosaics, statues, vases and painted sarcophagi from a late Minoan cemetery. There is also a Naval museum, as well as the Historical Archives of Crete.

Spinalonga Island: made famous as the setting of the film 'who pays the ferryman?' Thousands of visitors come here every year to see the ruins of the Venetian Fortress and Leper colony. You take a boat ride over and you are given plenty of time to explore the island. It is a great place to enjoy a barbecue of real Greek food and have a swim in the beautiful water before heading back. A very relaxing day out.