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Cheap Hersonissos Holidays 

A vibrant and exciting town, Hersonissos is one of the largest tourist destinations on the Greek island of Crete. With a choice of sandy beaches, your pick of water sports and activities, and a reputation for entertaining nightlife, you can’t help but have fun on your Hersonissos holidays. Great connections to airports and major attractions, and warm and sunny weather throughout the long summer all add to the appeal of this great Greek destination.

28 °C

The average high summer temperature for August is 28˚C, staying warm through the spring and summer months. It also remains very dry in the summer, with little rainfall between June and September.

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Crete’s main international airport in Heraklion is located just 20 minutes from Hersonissos. There’s another international airport on the island at Chania, a couple of hours drive west along the north coast.

Book a cheap holiday to Hersonissos with Airtours to see the beauty of the north Crete coast. Expect traditional Greek villages, blue waters, great beaches and plenty of resort facilities to keep the family happy. 

Featured holidays in Hersonissos

Sarpidon Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • 500m from resort centre
  • Sun terrace with mountain views
  • Swimming pool and poolside snack bar

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Dionysos Studios & Apartments

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • In a great location close to the beach
  • Traditional Greek-style
  • Swimming pool located at Dionysos I

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smartline Infinity Blue

7 Nights, Bed & Breakfast
Hotel highlights
  • Close to the beach
  • Bright, modern rooms
  • Elegant room terrace

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smartline Mama Lemon

7 Nights, Self Catering
Hotel highlights
  • Central location
  • Adults only (16yrs+)
  • 150m from the beach

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Anastasia Hotel

7 Nights, Half Board
Hotel highlights
  • Excellent service
  • Friendly, family-run hotel
  • Tranquil location

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Whether you want to salsa the night away or soar above the beach on a paraglider, there’s a huge selection of activities in Hersonissos. The resort has a reputation as one of Crete’s biggest holiday destinations and the huge amount of activities really proves it. If you’ve always wanted to try exciting water sports on a beach break, this could be the place to do it. 

Take your pick from 3 large, sandy beaches at Hersonissos, with a number of smaller and more secluded coves just outside the town. There’s everything here you’d expect from a great beach destination, including a choice of cafes and bars, as well as jet skis, banana boats and windsurfing. Hire a sun lounger for the day and work on your tan, or be a bit more adventurous and pop on a snorkel to explore an underwater world.

As one of the livelier resorts on Crete’s north coast, there’s a big choice of nightspots ranging from big club nights to more exclusive evening venues. Don’t worry too much if dancing the night away isn’t your thing, because the restaurants of the quieter back streets are better for sitting and chatting with friends and family. The nightlife in Hersonissos covers all the bases.

If you get bored of sitting around in the glorious sunshine (which is a very big ‘if’) then why not go for a round of golf on one of the superb local courses? If golf doesn’t float your boat, then try your hand at windsurfing lessons or even take to the skies above the resort on a paraglider. There are plenty of ways to get your kicks on summer holidays in Hersonissos.

Hersonissos is best for

Lively atmospheres: Hersonissos is one of the biggest and liveliest towns in Crete, full of upbeat bars and fun nightspots along its waterfront. Expect relaxing days on the beach and a town that comes to life after sunset. 

The variety of life: You’re never short of options at Hersonissos. Hundreds of bars and restaurants can be found alongside jewellery stands, boutique shops, golf courses and plenty more activities.

Big attractions: Visit the island’s bustling capital of Heraklion that’s just 20 minutes away, or the world class Crete Aquarium. The Venetian architecture at historic Rethymnon is just an hour and a half by car.

Fast facts

Language: Greek is the main language spoken but English is spoken in a lot of the resorts. 

Currency: The Euro (€) is used all over Greece.

Local time: 2 hours ahead of the UK.

Fly to: Heraklion international Airport is just 20 minutes away by car. Chania is another option two hours along the north coast.

Flight time from UK: Just over 3 hours to arrive in Crete.

Tourist Information: Further Hersonissos tourist information can be found at

Visa & Health: Before you travel to Hersonissos, visit for more information and advice on visas, health and safety for your holiday.

Weather and climate

Temperature: Plenty of tan boosting sunshine in the warm and dry summer months, with temperatures usually in the high 20s at least. 

Best time to visit Hersonissos: You’re probably best off going during the spring and summer season. As one of Crete’s biggest resort towns, Hersonissos comes alive, offering a huge range of All Inclusive accommodation and activity options for all ages. With your choice of three sandy beaches, water parks and plenty of traditional Cretan beauty everywhere you look, it’s a brilliant holiday destination.

Getting Around

By taxi: There are always plenty of taxis and they’re safe, reliable and cheap throughout the island, making this a great way to get around. 

By hire car: Hersonissos is so close to Heraklion that you might not need a car, but with good roads and lots to see it’s well worth renting one to explore more of Crete. 

By bus: There are regular, air conditioned buses to the town, airport and other major resorts around the island so getting from place to place is easy.

By boat: There’s a major ferry port in Heraklion with occasional routes to Sitia, as well as other islands like Rhodes and Piraeus.


For club culture: There are lots of big club nights to choose from in Hersonissos at some of the resort’s most famous names, including Status Club and Havana. 

For history buffs: The ancient city of Rethymnon is just 90 minutes away. Explore the Venetian ruins of the old quarter and the vast fortress surrounded by minarets and mosques.

For marine life: The Crete Aquarium is just a few minutes down the coast. It’s one of the biggest and best of its kind in Europe and offers daily tours, great for all ages.

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