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Anissaras – Basic information

Anissaras is a pleasantly quiet large area located 24 km east of Heraklion and 1 km west of Hersonissos. You can easily reach it by yourself drive from the New National road starting from our rental agency at Heraklion airport. Book your car in advance online and we will deliver it to you directly upon your arrival.

The area of Anissaras is full with large hotels for all-inclusive holidays. It is a place for a quieter vacation.There are no bars and nightlife outside of the hotels, only a very few tavernas, some minimarkets and shops. In front of the hotels, there are small sandy beaches with rocky seabed.

Everything else you might need is available in neighbouring Hersonissos, There is no bus service within the area of Anissaras and most of the time it is a good idea hiring a car. You can get your vehicle to your hotel delivered by one of our numerous rental agencies in the area such as Lyttos beach hotel, Atlantica Caldera Palace, Hersonissos etc. Check our address in Locations page here and contact with us for a direct car rental.

Car rental in Anissaras

In the eastern point of Anissaras there is a pretty walk to Sarandaris area with the small chapel of St.George and a spectacular views to Hersonissos. There are two ways to get there, either by walk or by a rental car on the road that connects Anisaras with Hersonissos.

Most of the shoreline in Anissaras is rocky but there are still some man-made sandy beaches, in front of the large hotels.

Some of these beaches have snack bars, facilities for various water sports, scuba diving and snorkelling.

If you get fed up with quiet holiday here, Anissaras is right next to Herrsonissos, which you can reach better by driving yourself. Rent a car at Royal Rentals to get the best deals and tips for your trips.

For a more relaxed time, above Hersonissos there are three traditional villages of Ano Hersonissos, Koutouloufari and Piskopiano with the picturesque squares and fine selection of tavernas.

Ten kilometres from Anissaras is the archaeological site of Malia with the third-largest Minoan Palace in Crete.

If you are a seafood lover, go for a walk around Milatos, The fish tavernas in Milatos serve delicious fresh fish from the Sea of Crete. There is no bus transfer to Milatos and the only way to reach there and explore is a car rental. Though, you can take the advantage of having your own flexibility and spontaneity to explore the amazing hills around Milatos as well as the famous Milatos Cave.

Make your booking online with www.creteroyal.com and we will deliver a vehicle to your hotel in Anissaras. Find our contact information in Locations page.