Car Rental in Chersonissos
Near the waterfront, Sixt's car hire offices in Hersonissos are close to the hotels lining the shore and convenient for buses from the port of Heraklion and the International Airport. Once you've collected your car rental, you'll have easy access by scenic coastal road to a host of other attractions, or you can hop onto the highway to visit neighbouring resort towns.
As you'll see by comparing our prices along the vehicle class section you'll see we offer great rates when you opt for a car hire in Hersonissos. You can book by the hour, the day, over the weekend or for a much longer period. In each case, you can also enjoy affordable extras such as Sat Nav. This is a must if you're embarking on a lengthy road trip, as is our additional driver coverage which lets you take a break from behind the wheel. And if you're travelling with a family, we have child seats for different ages to keep the little ones safe. What's more, you can take the pick of our rental cars if you book with our last-minute smartphone app.
With its modern layout and new roads, Hersonissos is relatively easy to navigate, and a pleasure to drive around in a sports car or speedy compact rental vehicle, although you might want to switch to a 4x4 for visiting some of the local villages like Koutoulafari. Taking the E75 highway, it's about 15 minutes from Heraklion International Airport, the main arrival point for most overseas travellers. A series of roads cuts south to north through the town, joining the main highway to the national road 90, along which you'll find many of the big hotels and attractions. So long as you keep track of these key thoroughfares you should have no trouble finding your bearings.
Hersonissos is a lively, modern town catering to the popular tourism market. Its Starbeach resort sets the tone with foam parties, swim up bars and a plethora of slides and pools. You can take to the water on a banana boat, go bungee jumping, ride a sling shot or race go-karts. There are lots of other water sports available too, plus a golf course that hosts ProAm tournaments. And once the sun goes down, the fun carries on unabated in a town known for its energetic night-life and its wide selection of bars and nightclubs. If you're looking for glimpses of traditional Crete, contemporary Hersonissos is built on the remains of an ancient Roman harbour, a few remnants of which can still be seen, including a fountain and basilica decorated with mosaics. Or if you find yourself wanting a bit of peace and quiet, you can always take your car rental into the hills, where there are trails for hiking and mountain biking.
The Aquaworld Aquarium and Reptile Rescue Centre has some enjoyable displays of local sea life, but the main reason to visit is to meet its ever-growing collection of rescued snakes, lizards and other scaly critters. Children will love the chance to pat giant tortoises, hold pythons and grab selfies with chameleons.
Distance to the Aquaworld Aquarium and Reptile Rescue Centre
- From Heraklion International Airport: 16.4 miles, about 27 minutes
- From Hersonissos town centre: 3 miles, about 7 minutes
A time capsule into the island's past, the Lychnostatis Open Air Museum recreates many of Crete's traditional arts and crafts with authentic pre-industrial tools and devices. Displays include an olive oil press, threshing floors, wine vats, potter's wheels and a raki distillery.
Distance to the Lychnostatis Open Air Museum
- From Heraklion International Airport: 16.9 miles, about 30 minutes
- From Hersonissos town centre: 4.4 miles, about 11 minutes
One of the most popular theme parks in Crete, the Aqua Plus Water Park has over 100,000 visitors a year. Located south-east of Hersonissos on the 92, it offers 50 different activities in a lush tropical garden setting. And with a mixture of extreme slides for adults and less scary options for young children, it caters to all the family.
Distance to the Aqua Plus Water Park
- From Heraklion International Airport: 14.7 miles, about 25 minutes
- From Hersonissos town centre: 7 miles, about 20 minutes
The largest of its kind on the whole island, the Creta Convention Centre is a luxurious, purpose-built facility overlooking the sea. Its 6000 square metres includes 58 halls and an open-air amphitheatre, offering plenty of scope for all manner of exhibitions, corporate events, team building activities and seminars.
Distance to the Creta Convention Centre
- From Heraklion International Airport: 16.3 miles, about 29 minutes
- From Hersonissos town centre: 2.9 miles, about 8 minutes
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