Located about twenty kilometers from the main airport of Crete, Hersonissos is the most famous seaside resort on the island. The lively center of the city is concentrated enough to easily walk from places to places.
There are many bars and clubs near the waterfront (the Palm Beach Club, the Club Sensation or the Tiger Club for example). The must-see of the destination, day or night is the Star Beach Water Park. As the name suggests, it's a big water park with water slides (for a fee) as well as a stage and world-class DJs performing every afternoon and foam parties. You can also try bungee jumping, buoys towed by a boat, in short, good times in perspective!
Tip: Access to the water park is free although the animations / foam parties are charged. You can go in and enjoy the sound and atmosphere without necessarily having to pay. We advise you to first try the place before buying the entry pass. The pool parties take place between the beginning of July and the end of August.
On site you can also treat yourself for a horseback ride, rent quads, scooters or take a hike (be careful: the driving is slightly different in Crete, remember to get information). You can also go on bike tours, 4x4 safaris and see archaeological sites.
Regarding food and restaurants, there is something for every budget and all cuisines are available. Between the restaurants serving typical Cretan cuisine and the city's steak house, taverns, pizzerias, English pubs and local fast food, everyone will be happy. Consider looking at restaurant reviews in advance to find the best option for you!
We have selected a number of hotels in Hersonissos to suit all tastes and budgets.
Small budget hotels:
- Stella Paradise***
- Palatia Village****
- Iro Hotel Hersonissos*
- Central Hersonissos Hotel***
- Maragakis Hotel***
- Palmera Beach Hotel**** (Propose des formules all inclusive)
- Golden Beach**** (all inclusive)
- Smartline Village Resort**** (all inclusive)
- Star Beach Hotel & Waterpark**** (all inclusive)
The best time to go to Crete is between June and October. The country enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. We often have good surprises at the beginning of the season since temperatures can reach 25-30°C easily during the day. The proximity of the sea makes the heat comfortable even at night.
Crete being a very touristic island, you will have no trouble making yourself understood in English. The French is not or very little spoken, except maybe in the big hotels but you will be expected to understand English if you wish to communicate with people.
The currency is the Euro. The exchange rate at the airport is not interesting, it is better to withdraw money directly on the spot at ATMs. Please remember to contact your bank before your departure to know the amounts of bank fees which will be applied to you abroad.
Vérifiez auprès du consulat du pays de destination si un visa de séjour est obligatoire, mais également auprès des éventuels pays traversés si un visa de transit est nécessaire.