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General information about Hersonissos

Hersonissos is about 20km east of Heraklion and 10km west of Malia between Anissaras and Stalis. The new national road provides easy access to Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos. It’s one of the biggest Cretan resorts and the inhabitants are mainly occupied in the tourism sector. Hersonissos means fun and mass tourism, but it also means conference tourism in the large luxury hotels, the only golf course in Crete, and all-inclusive holidays.

Hersonissos is the ideal place for easy travel across the whole island by a rented car. Arrange it today here at Royal rentals.

Rent a car in Hersonissos with Royal Rentals

Hersonissos is a family-friendly destination, perfect for relaxation, but it also combines nightlife and tourist venues. Along the seafront is a broad pedestrian promenade with tourist shops, jewellery, restaurants and cafeterias to suit every taste. Hersonissos is well known for being one of the safest places in Crete night & day.

There’s a small, romantic port which with yachts and fishing boats.

The streets in Hersonissos come alive at night with many bars and clubs alluring holidaymakers from all over the island.

If you want the great amount of freedom and visit the picturesque village of Hersonissos, you may consider renting a car through Royal Rentals.

Enjoy your Car Rental in Hersonissos

For those who would rather stay somewhere quieter, 1-2 kilometres to the south are the traditional villages of Koutouloufari, Piskopiano and Ano Hersonissos with beautiful houses from the Venetian era and pleasant little streets.

A little further to the east, the small charming ports of Sissi and Milatos, that host lovely seafood family tavernas.

You can also go by a rental car on the Lassithi plateau starting from a beautiful village Krasi, and head to the small monastery of Moni Kardiotissa with beautiful scenery from the mountain slopes. Hire a car to the charming villages of Potamies, Avdou and Mohos. Grab the chance to taste Cretan delicious cheese, olive products, aromatic honey.

Other attractions are:

Labyrinth Theme Park – Located in the hills above Hersonissos,this park celebrates Crete’s Minoan culture where you can play mini-golf, ride quads, etc.

Aquaworld Aquarium – The Reptile Rescue aquarium about the sea life and reptiles. You can even touch or feed them.

CretAquariumThalassocosmos – 14km from Hersonissos, with your car rental you can visit it too and admire the amazing areas of the aquarium with views to the Cretan Sea!

Lychnostatis Open Air Museum – Located by the seaside of Hersonissos - nature and flora, ethnographic and art collection, and pre-industrial technology collection.

Hersonissos has many beautiful golden sandy beaches along its azure-blue coastline:

Limanakia and Saradari – amazing beaches in the bay with white sand and turquoise waters.

Star Beach – Tthe largest entertainment complex and water park popular with young people, tourists with children, water sports center, luxurious SPA-salon, restaurants and a comfortable swimming pool for children. You can get here by a rental car of any brand. Keep in mind that we have our shop also right there at the Star Beach hotel.

Potamos Beach – Located 10 km from Hersonissos. A sandy beach with clear water. You Can Get here by a rental car of and visit the great Archeological site of Malia just nearby.

A rental car in Hersonissos is a great way to get around this area.The bonus of driving yourself is having your own pace to explore the area and neighboring beaches.The main thing is that you can book an inexpensive vehicle by our company Royal rentals.

Please note that you can arrange your car hire here online but also at our shops located in Hersonissos, Malia and Stalis too.