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Hersonissos, a hectic little town, is a maze of small villages comprising a pleasurable holiday resort. Hersonissos is a fairly modernised town full of history, and with no ugly high-rise buildings. Scattered around the town are many small ancient ruins for visitors to enjoy. These are easily toured on foot, however, if you wish to travel to the outer parts of the town, and into the countryside we highly advise you to book car hire in Hersonissos. Book with us today and we'll find you the cheapest prices from top companies like Hertz, Sixt and Europcar.
The focal point of the town is the harbour. This area is filled with an array of bars and restaurants on a busy raised waterfront, and there are steps down to the small beaches in front. Inland is the long and perpetually busy selection of bars, shops, tour agencies and restaurants.
There are a number of bars and restaurants along the raised waterfront. The streets are usually busy with eateries, watering holes and games arcades. There is also a selection of nightclubs and bars, some with live music, and you’ll find plenty of taverna-style restaurants serving traditional foods, as well as pizza and pasta dishes.
The traditional villages of Koutouloufari, Piskopiano and Old Hersonissos are located about a mile inland on the hillside surrounding the main town. These are quiet and picturesque, despite the modest modern development bringing them closer together. Book a hire car to enjoy these beautiful places at your own pace.
There are a number of local excursions to view Crete’s historic remains, the most impressive being the delightful Knossos and the archaeological museum at Heraklion. Day trips by boat to several of the beautiful islands are popular, including trips to the deserted former leper colony of Spinalonga.
A very frequent bus service along the main road connects all the resorts along this stretch of coast with Heraklion. Prices are very cheap and reasonable, just pay when you jump on. Check bus times so you don't have to hang about too long.
Taxis are available and pretty cheap, unless they are used for long distance journeys, or everyday quick stops.
By car hire
A hire car is the most ideal form of transportation on Crete and we advise all of our customers to book in advance. Car rentals are also available from Heraklion Airport, also referred to as Nikos Kazantzakis Airport. Look out for rental suppliers Eurodollar, Avis, AutoHellas, and Travel Star. We compare over fifty suppliers so you will find cheaper prices if you book in advance with us.