Formerly a quaint fishing village, the town of Hersonissos has become one of the top seaside destinations in the Eastern Mediterranean. The resort is located in the northern coast of Crete, an area of spectacular natural beauty where nature and culture welcome visitors and offer countless opportunities for leisure and entertainment. The resort's lively atmosphere and the spectacular natural beauty of its surroundings make Hersonissos the ideal place to escape the daily routine.
When to Go
Like most Mediterranean resorts, Hersonissos enjoys hot summers and mild winters. This fantastic holiday destination is blessed with 14 hours of sunshine a day during the summer months, when temperatures range between 25°C and 28°C. May, June, September, and October are also a great time to visit, as the weather is pleasant and you can have some of the local beaches all to yourself.
Where to Stay
Hersonissos is popular with families looking for a cheap all inclusive holiday. There are several three and four-star resorts that offer modern comforts, superb facilities, and a central location near golf courses, beaches, shops, restaurants, and water parks. Self catering is also an option at the town's budget apartments and studios.
Attractions & Events
There is a fantastic selection of watersports on offer at the beaches near Hersonissos. Take your family on a fun banana boat ride or have a go at adrenaline-laden sports like jet-skiing or windsurfing. You can also head to the nearby mountains and explore tiny traditional villages like Piskopiano, which is surrounded by lush countryside and offers panoramic sea views. Known for its bustling nightlife, which caters to all interests with a wide range of Irish pubs, clubs, and traditional Greek venues where live music is played until the early hours. If you are here on a family holiday, don't miss a trip to Aquaworld, one of Greece's top attractions and a first-class aquarium that will delight children and adults.
The most interesting events take place in July, when the town hosts a three-day music festival. The Wine Festival in nearby Rethymno is also highly recommended.
Why Go to Hersonissos
Hersonissos will exceed your expectations, whether you are after a vibrant nightlife scene or a relaxing break by the sea. Talk to the holiday experts at A1 Travel to benefit from the best deals on your next last minute holiday or package holiday to this terrific destination in Crete.