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Hersonissos Holidays

Summer on the Coast of Crete

Panorama of Hersonissos town, resort in Crete, Greece

Hersonissos – North Coast of Crete

Crete is full of large and plentiful resorts and on Hersonissos holidays you will find yourself in one of the best that Greek Island has to offer. Located on the north coast you will find plenty of Crete’s popular resorts which means you are in close location to a variety of attractions and services, not that you will in any rush to leave what is on offer in Hersonissos. Families, couples and large groups are invited to enjoy Hersonissos holidays. Golden beaches and shallow turquoise waters added with a lively summer resort equal a fantastic option for summer holidays.

A very reasonable transfer time of 45 minutes can be expected as your flight to Crete will land at Heraklion International Airport which is located only a few miles west along the north coast of the island.

Hersonissos holidays have a wide range of accommodation for you to choose which allows tourists on various budgets the chance to come enjoy a fantastic summer experience in Crete. You will find hotels rated from 2 to 4 stars which means there is comfortable and secure accommodation ideal for travelling families as well as great value rooms available in other accommodation too. Apartment complexes can also be found which means that holidaymakers will be able to choose from accommodation which offers all inclusive, half board and self catering options.

You will find a regular public transport service runs through Hersonissos providing buses which go to other popular places such as Aghios Nikolaos and Heraklion. Taxis are available but of course of faster travel at a price. Families tend to hire cars to do exploring on Hersonissos holidays at their own pace.

Hersonissos – Sightseeing & Activities

There is a plethora of beaches to choose from when it comes to the most popular summer holiday activity of soaking up the sun’s rays. When you finally choose the ideal place to enjoy the most of the great weather you have the option to simply lay back and relax on a sun lounger or enjoy one of the fantastic water sports on offer on Hersonissos holidays. The water sports available include scuba diving and snorkelling which is ideal for families with young children or waterskiing, windsurfing and parasailing which is better suited for adults.

The scenery on Hersonissos holidays is spectacular as the whole of the surrounding region is covered with lush green forests which make walks around the area a pleasure. You will find that it’s much more worthwhile taking adventurous strolls through the forests to the shores and to other places nearby on Hersonissos holidays rather than using public transport, though jeep safaris are popular. Around Hersonissos you will find an open air museum which depicts past Cretan civilisation. Families always find the nearby water park a fun option for a day out.

Exploring various parts of the island will most likely take you to the large city of Heraklion where you can visit the magnificent Minoan Palace and the fascinating Heraklion Archaeological Museum. These places give you a bit more variety to enjoy on Hersonissos holidays. Day trips to Heraklion and popular resorts like Aghios Nikolaos give you are wider range of shopping opportunities where you will be able to pick up designer clothes, jewellery and perfumes as well as plenty of fine souvenirs.

Hersonissos – Cuisine & Nightlife

Food in the Mediterranean is good, food in Greece is great and if you manage to find yourself near the coast you will be able to enjoy some fresh meals in top restaurants in your resort. Hersonissos holidays offer plenty of fantastic seafood dishes which are very popular with locals. You will find various cafes on offer around the town which will give you somewhere to enjoy a light meal during the day. On an evening you will find many great restaurants serving popular British, Italian, Indian, Lebanese and Mexican cuisine. Hotels also provide a varied menu with the aim of places the different nationalities of its guests.

The nightlife on Hersonissos holidays is very good and over summer you can expect to find many options to enjoy a lively experience. Choose from pubs and bars to start your night off where there will be cocktails and karaoke readily available. Over summer the clubs are open and welcome in those who enjoy dancing all night long. Families will appreciate the live entertainment provided by hotels before turning in for the night.

Hersonissos – Weather & Climate

Crete enjoys fantastic weather all year round and the north coast experiences much of it which is why Hersonissos holidays are so sought after. Over the summer months you will be able to enjoy cloudless skies over from April to October with next to no rain during this time. The peak summer months are July and August when the temperatures during the day will climb as high as 30°C. During the peak months there will be around 12 hours of sun each day which leaves you with plenty of time to work on a great summer tan.

The winter period in Hersonissos is still very mild and the temperatures during the day will rarely fall below 10°C. This weather makes Crete a great place to avoid the cold winters of the UK, plus the temperatures are too dissimilar to UK summers. The weather will once more begin to pick up when spring comes around as early as March time, this makes the Hersonissos holidays ideal for the early Easter break too.

Where is Hersonissos?

Take a look at this map of Hersonissos before you go. Click to view an interactive version.

Map of Hersonissos

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