Hersonissos travel guide

Hersonissos Tourism | Hersonissos Guide

You're Going to Love Hersonissos

With a population of 938, Hersonissos is a must-see destination in Crete, Greece. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 6 days in order to fully appreciate everything Hersonissos has to offer.

When to visit Hersonissos

Hersonissos in April
Estimated flight+hotel price
£210
2 travellers
Flight to Hersonissos
3 nights at hotel
Hersonissos in April
Estimated flight+hotel price
£210
2 travellers
Flight to Hersonissos
3 nights at hotel

How to Get to Hersonissos

Plane

When flying to Hersonissos, you’ll arrive at Heraklion Airport Nikos Kazantzakis (HER), which is located 19 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from the United Kingdom to Hersonissos include British Airways, Corendon Airlines Europe and easyJet. The shortest flight to Hersonissos from the United Kingdom departs from Edinburgh and takes around 4h 25m.

Car

Another option to get to Hersonissos is to pick up a car hire from Rhodes, which is about 284 km from Hersonissos. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and AbbyCar Car Rentals, among others, in Rhodes.

Plane

When flying to Hersonissos, you’ll arrive at Heraklion Airport Nikos Kazantzakis (HER), which is located 19 km from the city centre. Airlines that fly from the United Kingdom to Hersonissos include British Airways, Corendon Airlines Europe and easyJet. The shortest flight to Hersonissos from the United Kingdom departs from Edinburgh and takes around 4h 25m.

Car

Another option to get to Hersonissos is to pick up a car hire from Rhodes, which is about 284 km from Hersonissos. You’ll find branches of GREEN MOTION and AbbyCar Car Rentals, among others, in Rhodes.

Airports near Hersonissos

Airlines serving Hersonissos

Lufthansa
Good (4,685 reviews)
KLM
Good (837 reviews)
SWISS
Good (955 reviews)
British Airways
Good (4,648 reviews)
Delta
Good (4,566 reviews)
Austrian Airlines
Good (484 reviews)
Iberia
Good (1,602 reviews)
Air France
Good (985 reviews)
Emirates
Excellent (2,103 reviews)
Air Canada
Good (6,024 reviews)
Brussels Airlines
Good (228 reviews)
Finnair
Good (855 reviews)
Scandinavian Airlines
Good (801 reviews)
TAP AIR PORTUGAL
Good (1,173 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (840 reviews)
Alaska Airlines
Excellent (5,783 reviews)
ITA Airways
Good (740 reviews)
Aer Lingus
Good (736 reviews)
Eurowings
Good (192 reviews)
Norwegian
Good (146 reviews)
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Where to stay in Hersonissos

Average rates range from around £55 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to £213 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Zorbas Hotel and Semiramis Piskopiano by Checkin.

Where to stay in popular areas of Hersonissos

Most booked hotels in Hersonissos

Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa - Adults Only
5 stars
Excellent (9.4, Excellent reviews)
£435+
Creta Maris Beach Resort
5 stars
Excellent (9.1, Excellent reviews)
£267+
ibis Styles Heraklion Central
4 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
£88+
Galaxy Iraklio Hotel
5 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
£110+
Mitsis Laguna Resort & Spa
5 stars
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
£172+
Village Heights Resort
5 stars
Excellent (8.9, Excellent reviews)
£104+

Hiring a car in Hersonissos

Hiring a car in Hersonissos costs £30 per day, on average, or £178 if you want to hire it for 6 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 24% more expensive than at Heraklion N. Kazantzakis Apt..

Expect to pay £1.62 per litre in Hersonissos (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £19.44 and £25.91. The most frequently booked car type in Hersonissos is Mini (Fiat 500C or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Class Economy Car or similar) is, on average, 68% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Hiring a car in Hersonissos costs £30 per day, on average, or £178 if you want to hire it for 6 days.

You’re likely to save money by hiring your car at the airport: locations in the city are, on average, 24% more expensive than at Heraklion N. Kazantzakis Apt..

Expect to pay £1.62 per litre in Hersonissos (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between £19.44 and £25.91. The most frequently booked car type in Hersonissos is Mini (Fiat 500C or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Economy car hire (Class Economy Car or similar) is, on average, 68% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.