150 independent reviews of Hersonissos, Greece
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3/5
Hersonissos is rated 3 out of 5 from 150 Reviews

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Hersonissos Reviews

4/5


Mark visited here on June 2008
Anissaras is a small town outside of hersonissos, peaceful, not overly commercially spoilt yet, good for a relaxing break with nice walks along the beach front. Beach is man made but made well. Excellent Aqua park 3km away for €20 per adult - great to chill out and cool down and act like kids again. Overall great place away from the \'Malia\' type resort, couldnt fault it would go back.
Review Rating

Eating Out
5 stars
Nightlife
3 stars
Beaches
4 stars

4/5


paul & anita visited here on June 2008
Hersonissos has every thing for every one, great beaches, great food, great booze, great locals. If you want night life head into town, beach fun gets better on star beach and plenty of friendly tavernas.
Review Rating

Eating Out
4 stars
Nightlife
4 stars
Beaches
5 stars

5/5


Petey visited here on February 2008
Crete - is an amazing beautiful place, lovely people, lovely beaches, i would love to live here. Food is great as are the bars and the variety of things to do. Not commercial at all although as with ay resort there is a commercial element. Shops are great too as my girlfriend will testify!!! Been going to Crete for years and I am in love with the place, its dreamy!!
Review Rating

Eating Out
5 stars
Nightlife
5 stars
Beaches
5 stars

3/5


Carole and Pete visited here on October 2007
Koutouloufari is a fantastic location; up the steep hill from the noise and bustle of Hersonissos, and on the same level to walk to all the lovely tavernas and good quality restaurants of Koutouloufari and Piskopiano, also the village of Old Hersonissos.
As clean as any other places we have been - the hot weather obviously leads to smelly rubbish and drains in parts, also lots of stray cats and dogs.
the beaches are good - we went to the nearby Anissaras beach nearly every day.
we would definitely stay in this resort again, but in a smaller building or villa next time.
Review Rating

Eating Out
3 stars
Nightlife
3 stars
Beaches
3 stars

3/5


ella visited here on October 2007
Again, i think it was due to the time of year we visited. Most of the shops were closing as were the bars and restaurants. However, the beach in Stalis looked horrid and dirty. Hersonissos was nicer, with several small coves and clear water much better!
I would not recommend these resorts for families with small children aged 5 - 10 as there is not enough to keep them entertained.
Ideal for active/mobile couples who enjoy a stroll, read a book then head off to a restaurant. Go there!
Review Rating

Eating Out
3 stars
Nightlife
3 stars
Beaches
3 stars

4/5


Jonny Harrington visited here on September 2007
Very short walk to the local beach down a path, lots of sunbeds, you choose where you go, they have beds on the sand or on a area further along near a rocky bay.

There is watersports available, and a few snack bars, and a family run supermarket, which make there own produce as well.

Although the hotel is down as Hersonnosis, if you turn left from hotel, just 10 minutes and you are in Stalis, which is really nice.

Overall a nice resort for couples and familes. Not really suited for the Malia crowd.
Review Rating

Eating Out
4 stars
Nightlife
3 stars
Beaches
4 stars

2/5


Sarah Hegarty visited here on August 2007
Piskopiano is located up a steep hill from Hersonissos. There are a few bars but they arent very good. There are a few nice restaurants but I would try the other villages of Old Hersonissos and Koutalfari instead for nice food. I was very sick after eating in one of the greek restaurants in Piskopiano. The resort is suited to big groups of 18 - 20 year olds going on the lash and who do not require much sleep!
Review Rating

Eating Out
4 stars
Nightlife
1 stars
Beaches
1 stars

4/5


Alan and Kelly visited here on August 2007
The resort is located on a headland a couple of miles outside Heronissos. It has its own beach which has a European Blue Flag which means its clean and safe to swim. Just watch out for the rocks some of them can be very sharp under foot! The beach is more a fine Gravel than fine sand but there are plenty of sun loungers with shade for every two of them.
The town of Heronossis is only worth a visit to pick up a few souviners otherwise stay away from it. Its overcrowded, dirty and full of scooters and quad bikes with \'young brits on tour\' at the controls. Very hot in second week of August and would think ...
that if any tours or sightseeing was wanted then give yourself two weeks, 1 to get used to heat and the other to explore this ancient land.
I have already booked for next year.

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Review Rating

Eating Out
5 stars
Nightlife
5 stars
Beaches
3 stars

4/5


kenny ross visited here on August 2007
we were supprised at how clean the resort was kept during our stay,the entertainment was great for us we had a great time in all the bars/clubs and resturants the only thing we didnt like so much was the size of the beachs they could do with siving the sand aswell to remove sticks/bottle tops and rubish we are in the process of booking the same holiday for next year...
Review Rating

Eating Out
4 stars
Nightlife
4 stars
Beaches
3 stars

4/5


Hedkandi visited here on August 2007
Anissaras is quiet and civilised - with enough tavernas to keep you going for a week, really. I travelled alone and as a 30-something female I was so impressed that I didn\'t get any hassle from any of the locals, and there wasn\'t a \"Brits Abroad\" feel to the holidaymakers who were there either. I could go to the beach (no beach sellers that I witnessed) have a spot of lunch in one of the tavernas that face the beach without feeling a) like a leper or b) like a piece of meat.

Sand/shingle beach - didn\'t sample the sea but made use of the powerful showers dotted around - very refreshing! The road runs immediately behind the beach but wasn\'t ...
busy or fast,(nice in the evenings if you can\'t be bothered to go to Hersonissos)

As I was familiar with Hersonissos I happily visited a few nights during my stay (about 10 euros in a cab from the apartments) and even 3 months on from my previous visit I was welcomed like an old friend by many of the restaurant staff we encountered before. It was really something. I know that\'s how they make their living but somehow it felt sincere. Hersonissos is a bustling town, a bit seasidey for me but there are some great restaurants by the waterfront which would be a shame to miss.

Stay in Anissaras for lazy days and peaceful sleeps at night, with the option of venturing into Hersonissos for a bit of half decent shopping or a livelier night with a huge choice of eateries. Best of both worlds!

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Review Rating

Eating Out
5 stars
Nightlife
3 stars
Beaches
4 stars

4/5


David Morris visited here on July 2007
Koutoulufari and Hersonissos are interesting and vibrant places although for a fsmily I\'d reckon they\'d be better to visit, than to stay in, unless you wanted the buzz of a busy location with all facilities to hand. Try to get accomodation on the outskirts!

Never seen so many quad bikes in one place, although had they been cars, the tight streets of these two resorts would no doubt come to a complete standstill.

The local beaches are very orientated to younger holidaymakers, although worth a quick visit; get a car (or quad!) and strike out for the relative peace of the many more distant beaches.

As a base for checking out thde wider island, these two resorts are as good a bet as any other resorts on the island.
Review Rating

Eating Out
4 stars
Nightlife
4 stars
Beaches
3 stars

3/5


mark ryan visited here on July 2007
we really liked this resort , it is situated on the mountainside and only a few minutes walk in any direction will bring you to the most picturesque villages ive ever seen , lots of restaurants and bars and shops and views that will blow youre mind , simply a little piece of heaven .
Review Rating

Eating Out
5 stars
Nightlife
3 stars
Beaches
2 stars

4/5


Dave visited here on July 2007
The resort of Stallis was lovely in the evening. Easy stroll down for drinks. Plenty to watch while drinking from numerous bars. Lots of young groups but absoloutely no trouble. Hersonissos a little more energetic and manic. Too many bikes etc. Too much hassle given the heat. Food outlets for every one. Beach narrow but very clean.
Roads are crazy but what do you expect in buzzing holiday town full of youngsters. Loads of buses easy to catch.
Would reccomend to all families.
Review Rating

Eating Out
4 stars
Nightlife
4 stars
Beaches
4 stars

4/5


l bigwood visited here on June 2007
To the left of the hotel is Hersonissos-its a long road with bars and shops on either side-most bars have special drinks offers. Nearer the end of the road theres a street again with shops and bars which takes you along the sea front. it has lovely restaurants and lively bars and clubs.
If you dont want to do the 20min walk it cost 7 euros each way.
Turn right out of hotel and it takes you to stallis-nice beach and with lots of restaurants and bars,not as lively as Hersonissos.

Outside the hotel there isnt much-a nice bar called Romantika-cocktails 2.80 and beer 2 euros!
A couple of snack type bars-not great,ordered greek salad,came with cheddar cheese and no olives!

There are 2 waterparks-we ...
went to Aqua Plus cost 15 euros in a taxi there and only 7 back! taxis vary alot.Costs 18 euros to enter park but was fun!!

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Review Rating

Eating Out
4 stars
Nightlife
5 stars
Beaches
3 stars

3/5


Patricia visited here on May 2007
No beach; Hersonissos was a 15 minute walk downhill to the \"beach\" and I wouldnt recommend it as it didnt look pleasant. Too built up.
Koutoulafarli is a great place to explore, as the village has many interesting nooks and crannies. The standard of restaurant is very high, particularly by comparison acc to Rough Guide, with Hersonnisos. Its a cool quiet place where you can relax, some interesting retail outlets, but no expensive brands.
Being so close to the hub of Hersonissos, its easy to pick up excursions as the pickup is at the bottom of the hill from the hotel.
Review Rating

Eating Out
5 stars
Nightlife
4 stars
Beaches
1 stars

4/5


Eri Beach Hotel & Village visited here on May 2007
Resort itself - excellent. The first bar -you come to out of the complex - No Name bar is excellent, walk 5 minutes past that and you are in the midst of bars, restaurants, shops etc.

Best restaurants:
Harbour - Manos (fantastic)

Koutouloufari (6 euros up the hill) - Sergiana taverna restaurant

Old Hersonissos (7 euros up the hill) - Taverna Harakas - First restaurant on left hand side of main square - fantastic food and service - ask for the 10 tapas dishs - you wont be disappoined or hungry!!


Watch out for quad bikes and golf village timeshare touts.
Review Rating

Eating Out
4 stars
Nightlife
5 stars
Beaches
2 stars

3/5


Ellie visited here on April 2007
Very quiet and about a 30 min walk into the resort of hersonissos. You would definitely need a car if you were staying here or you would go bonkers!
Hersonissos out of season is pleasant with shops and supermarkets and a lovely expanse of beach. I can\'t say what it would be like at the height of season, I think it looked geared up to be quite lively.
Review Rating

Eating Out
3 stars
Nightlife
3 stars
Beaches
4 stars

5/5


davies visited here on October 2006
The resaort it a 20 min walk forom the hotel, but the hotel puts on a free bus to take you there.

the resort has something to offer everyone, form shops bars and restaurants. There is a lovely sandy beach and water sports available.

We did a bungy ball which was fantastic.



Review Rating

Eating Out
5 stars
Nightlife
5 stars
Beaches
4 stars

4/5


micky visited here on September 2006
Malia has a little for everyone the old town has nice relaxed bars and restaurants very greek and traditional while the rest of the place is party haven there,s enough clubs and pubs to bring any party animal to the floor I was most impressed with the variation of music everything you could want dance cheese rnb commercial 60\'s 70\'s 80\'s(you get the picture) drinks are virtually thrown down your throat with some places doing 7 for 1 deals.

The beach was nice enough nothing on the white sands of the carribiean but suffice with enough watersport to keep even me happy although they were alittle expensive 40 euro for jet ski, banna boat 9euro etc etc.. just outside of ...
Malia there is a great waterpark.

Excursions are in plenty from booze crusie\'s to a tour of the infamous spindalonga where they used to send the lepoards (very intresting get a bbq and see a few sites around crete nice place for all ages please note when I visited it was September so it wasn't peak time as such.

Get your brekky at the Red Lion it is worth evey cent

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Review Rating

Eating Out
3 stars
Nightlife
4 stars
Beaches
4 stars

5/5


Kirsty Hodgson visited here on September 2006
the beach was very clean and very close to the apartments with easy access and plenty of space to relax.

the entertainment around the hotel is very lively with star beach offering lots of different events throughout the week.

i have already booked for 2007 and cant wait to return.
thanks for a great holiday!!!
yamas xxx
Review Rating

Eating Out
4 stars
Nightlife
5 stars
Beaches
5 stars
Quick hotel find:
3/5
Acropolis Apartments  stars Acropolis Apartments
Address: Dimokratias 11, Chersonissos 70014, Greece

Latest Review: Jun 2005

Ranked #22 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

4/5
Albatros Spa & Resort Hotel  stars Albatros Spa & Resort Hotel
The Albatros Spa & Resort hotel is a friendly family run hotel and spa facility. Situated 25km from the airport, 5 minute walk from the town centre of Hersonissos and 20metres form the beach. As well as the spa, there are ample conference facilities and offers a great base for business and pleasure guests alike.

Latest Review: Aug 2010

Ranked #10 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

4/5
Aldemar Knossos Royal Village Hotel  stars Aldemar Knossos Royal Village Hotel
The traditional Aldemar Knossos Royal Village offers stylish, comfortable accommodation with a fantastic range of activities and facilities providing plenty of entertainment day and night. Popular with sports enthusiasts, the hotel boasts tennis and squah courts.

Latest Review: Aug 2007

Ranked #15 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

3/5
Angelos Village Hotel  stars Angelos Village Hotel
Address: Chersonissos P.O. Box.43, Hersonissos 70014, Greece

Latest Review: Aug 2006

Ranked #17 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

3/5
Annabelle Village Hotel  stars Annabelle Village Hotel
Set in its own extensive, charming grounds, this modern holiday village complex is a perfect retreat for those seeking a relaxing holiday. The hotel is situated in a quiet location near the beach at the edge of the resort.

Latest Review: Sep 2005

Ranked #19 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

4/5
Arminda Hotel  stars Arminda Hotel
The Arminda hotel is located 150 from the nearest beach and 2km from the centre of Hersonissos. The hotel has 2 swimming pools, spa, and activities for children.

Latest Review: May 2012

Ranked #10 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

4/5
Bellos Apartments  stars Bellos Apartments
The Bellos Apartments offer its guests a charismatic self-catering accommodation, with 70 apartments for 2-4 people. Located 500m from Hersonissos, offering shops bars and nightlife. The beach is within easy access. There are 2 swimming pools and children’s pool, bar, mini market, and children’s playground.

Latest Review: Aug 2010

Ranked #10 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

3/5
Eri Beach Village & Hotel  stars Eri Beach Village & Hotel
Address: Goúrnai, Eri Beach & Village, Hersonissos 70014, Greece

Latest Review: May 2007

Ranked #28 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

3/5
Europa Beach Hotel  stars Europa Beach Hotel
Address: Analipsi, HERAKLION CRETE 70014, Greece

Latest Review: Sep 2005

Ranked #19 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

4/5
Evelyn Beach Hotel  stars Evelyn Beach Hotel
The Evelyn beach hotel is set on the beach front, in a quite area of the bustling resort of Hersonissos. The rooms are modern with a TV, telephone, fridge and a safe (payable locally). Although the hotel does not have a swimming pool, guest can use the pool in the hotel next door for an extra charge.

Latest Review: Aug 2005

Ranked #10 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

4/5
Grand Holiday Resort Hotel  stars Grand Holiday Resort Hotel
Address: DRAPANOS HERSONISSOU, P.O BOX 104, HERSONISSOS 70014, Greece

Latest Review: Jun 2009

Ranked #9 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

3/5
Hersonissos Palace Hotel  stars Hersonissos Palace Hotel
Address: Hersonissos, Pano Chersonissos 70014, Greece

Latest Review: Aug 2006

Ranked #26 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

4/5
Iliostasi Apartments  stars Iliostasi Apartments
The Iliostasi (meaning the longest day of sunshine) has a welcoming feel. Take the opportunity to combine a glimpse of traditional Crete with a relaxing time by the pool or enjoy the walk along the beach, suits families who will enjoy the atmosphere.

Latest Review: Jul 2004

Ranked #16 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

3/5
Imperial Belvedere Hotel  stars Imperial Belvedere Hotel
Lcated on a hillside, the Imperial Belvedere Resort Hotel has one of the best locations in Hersonissos, with the beach just steps away. Shops, bars and restaurants are a short walk away.

Latest Review: Apr 2011

Ranked #22 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

5/5
King Minos Palace Hotel  stars King Minos Palace Hotel
Address: Hersonissos, Pano Chersonissos 70014, Greece

Latest Review: Aug 2008

Ranked #1 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

5/5
Mareblue Village & Aqua Park  stars Mareblue Village & Aqua Park
Located in Hersonissos, one of the most lovely villages in Crete, this hotel offers luxury and privacy with all the mod cons. The Mareblue Village is approximately 2.5 km away from the resort centre.

Latest Review: Jul 2012

Ranked #1 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

5/5
Mareva Apartments  stars Mareva Apartments
Address: Hersonissos, Χερσόνησος, Hersonissos 70014, Greece

Latest Review: Jun 2012

Ranked #1 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

4/5
Marni Village Hotel  stars Marni Village Hotel
Set on a beautiful, quiet and elevated position, just 100m from the traditional, picturesque Cretan village "Koutouloufari", Marni Village enjoys splendid panoramic view of the resort area of Hersonissos bay. A perfect place for relaxing holidays.

Latest Review: Sep 2009

Ranked #5 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

5/5
Mastorakis Hotel  stars Mastorakis Hotel
Address: N.KAZANTZAKI 12, HERSONISSOS 70014, Greece

Latest Review: Sep 2005

Ranked #4 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

3/5
Mediterraneo Hotel  stars Mediterraneo Hotel
Address: Hersonissos, Crete, Greece

Latest Review: Jun 2011

Ranked #25 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

4/5
Nana Beach Hotel  stars Nana Beach Hotel
Address: Old National Rd. Herakliou, Hersonissos 70014, Greece

Latest Review: May 2009

Ranked #8 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

3/5
Petros Village Apartments  stars Petros Village Apartments
The Petros Village apartments are situated in a quiet location a short walk to the village of Anissaras and the main resort of Hersonissos is approximately 3 km away.

Latest Review: Aug 2012

Ranked #22 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

4/5
Royal & Imperial Belvedere Hotel  stars Royal & Imperial Belvedere Hotel
Address: Limenas Hersonissou, Pano Chersonissos 70014, Greece

Latest Review: May 2008

Ranked #14 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

3/5
Semiramis Village Hotel  stars Semiramis Village Hotel
Set in an elevated position above the outskirts of Hersonissos, this traditional Cretan style accomodation is perfect for exploring both Hersonissos and the nearby resort of Stalida. Located 1.5 kilometre from the centre of Hersonissos and its many shops,

Latest Review: Sep 2009

Ranked #26 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

3/5
Serita Beach Hotel  stars Serita Beach Hotel
Address: Beach Road, Pano Chersonissos 70014, Greece

Latest Review: May 2007

Ranked #18 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

2/5
Sirocco Apartments  stars Sirocco Apartments
Address: Νηρέως 2, Chersonisos 70014, Greece

Latest Review: Sep 2007

Ranked #29 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

4/5
Sun & Sea Apartments  stars Sun & Sea Apartments
The Sun and Sea is a small traditional complex of simple yet comfortable apartments set on a main road in the outskirts of Hersonissos. With its friendly atmosphere and great location it is an ideal choice for families wanting to be close to the beach.

Latest Review: Aug 2010

Ranked #7 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

4/5
Terra Maris Hotel  stars Terra Maris Hotel
Address: Limin Hersonissos, Khersónisos 70014, Greece

Latest Review: Aug 2007

Ranked #5 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos

3/5
Vasso Hotel  stars Vasso Hotel
The Vasso is a simple and friendly hotel with a lively atmosphere appealing to all types of guests throughout the season. Centrally located for those looking for a lively holiday, the Vasso is situated on the busy main road of Hersonissos.

Latest Review: Jul 2008

Ranked #21 of 30 hotels in Hersonissos
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