Welcome to Chersonissos! Also known as Hersonissos, this enchanting seaside town in the north of Crete is famous for being situated between the two seas — the Mediterranean and the Aegean.
Only 24 kilometers — a 19-minute drive away from Heraklion, Chersonissos is easily and quickly accessible by a car or taxi transfer. Most tourists arrive in Chersonissos by plane, landing at Heraklion Airport, where they take the car rental or opt for a taxi transfer. Due to the massive number of visits, Heraklion Airport can be hectic and difficult to find a driver willing to take you outside of the city.
This is where we step in.
We do Chersonissos Airport Transfers right, providing a seamless and smooth experience. Our “Taxi Chersonissos” service covers transfers and connections to and from Chersonissos (locations across the island).
Give us a call or email with the subject line “Taxi Chersonissos” and pre-book your ride down the coastal road - a perfect way to kick off your vacation and get into the holiday mood.
|Heraklion Airport (HER)||€30||23 min||27.9 km||Book this|
|Chania Airport (CHQ)||€180||146 min||171 km||Book this|
|Heraklion Port||€30||24 min||26.1 km||Book this|
|Heraklion Town||€30||26 min||26.7 km||Book this|
|Chania Town||€187||138 min||165 km||Book this|
|Souda Port||€172||129 min||155 km||Book this|
As a representative Crete seaside resort, Chersonissos has a lot to offer to visitors who seek out quality vacation time. Picture-perfect beaches, small Greek eateries, tavernas, cafes and bars, souvenirs and art shops are abundant. The nightlife is surprisingly vibrant for a small town — perfect for enjoying music and sipping wine in good company during long summer nights.
Conveniently located along the seafront, Chersonissos is near many beautiful beaches. Here we can find the stunning Sarandaris Coves (Sarandaris Beach, The Covers of Hersonissos). Calm, shallow crystal-blue waters of Sarandaris Coves look like a page straight out of the tourist brochure. Due to the typical lack of wind, it’s a perfect getaway for the entire family. Another one worth visiting is the Analipsis Beach, with the eponymous church of the Ascension and surrounded by the olive groves, traditional village, and lively Greek gardens.
One of the largest (cathedral size), historically most significant, and best-known caves on the island. It’s 160 meters deep and 36 meters wide and located halfway between Chersonissos and Heraklion. It features a church nearby devoted to Saint Paraskevi.
Artifacts going all the way back to the Minoan era have been found in the cave, suggesting it had a rule of a place of worship to the fertility goddess Artemis.The cave is especially inviting to visitors with an adventurous spirit. The entrance is free. Small children are not recommended to bring with as the decline might be too steep for them. Quality, appropriate footwear is recommended if you want to explore the cave.
The small houses built in traditional Cretan rural style, grouped to imitate the authentic village experience, are an absolute must-visit. For an authentic Cretan experience, enjoy the local cuisine in one of the tavernas, savor a cup of coffee in a coffee shop or merely enjoy a walk in olive groves along the cobblestoned streets or nearby the port.
Lovers of traditional folk Cretan culture and tradition are lining up to see this establishment. Originated as a private collection, it features exciting artifacts from Cretan daily life, like olive oil and wine presses. The place also includes a library, folk art gallery, a theater, and an auditorium.
The sizzling hot Greek summer has its charm, but sometimes we want — and need — to cool down a bit. Featuring a variety of slides and rides for visitors of all ages, it’s a fun, family-friendly place for spending a hot afternoon.
Minoan maze, archery, horse riding, and mini-golf course, and friendly staff are only a few features of the Labyrinth Theme Park. Even if you are not a Greek mythology buff, you will find plenty to do and see — especially if you’re into labyrinths. The visitors are especially thrilled about how family-oriented and kids-friendly Theme Park is. No better place to have fun with your youngest ones for hours and hours.
Visit our dedicated excurions page and send us a request for the private tour you wish to do with us. Adaptive, flexible and relaxed tours all over Crete.