Wherever you stay in Hersonissos, you won't be far from the beach – most accommodation directly overlooks the sea, or offers convenient ways to get there. It won't take long before its hotels become your luxurious home-away-from-home, with peaceful pools, local Greek cuisine plus back-home favourites, on-site cocktail bars and the occasional waterslide.
The Chrissi Amoudia an especially family-friendly venue, as they offer a large pool with a splash park, plus entertainment that's fit for kids during the day and evening. Top amenities here are a buffet restaurant specialising in Greek, Cretan and international cuisine, sporting facilities for volleyball and tennis, plus a free shuttle service to and from the beach.
Tucked just across the street from a pebbly beach, the Silva Beach Hotel brings a little swank to Hersonissos. It has two pools and a buffet with an Asian cooking corner, plus an additional American a la carte restaurant and a romantic bar. It's only a few minutes from the town's shops and clubs, though you might never want to leave with the hotel's cabaret and karaoke nights, beach volleyball facilities and rows of poolside parasols.
The Grand Hotel is its own mini universe and is the destination of choice for holidays in Crete All Inclusive. It boasts three pools – one of which is adults-only – plus waterslides. For food and drink there are three pool bars and a cocktail bar, a buffet restaurant and two a la carte spots – one serving Greek cuisine and the other freshly-made pizza. You're a little more inland at this hotel, but are still treated to views of the sea and close proximity to the centre Hersonissos.
This hilltop hotel shares space with the Royal Belvedere which means that when you're staying here, you'll have access to both properties. That equates to more pools than you'll know what to do with, three buffet restaurants and two open air eateries, plus evening entertainment and daytime sporting facilities. Not to mention access to the popular Star Beach, which is only a 10-minute walk away.
This peaceful hotel offers a large swimming pool that's surrounded by trees and garden space, ideal for more secluded Greek island holidays. Incidentally this spot also doubles as the nightly entertainment takes the stage. The King Minos is only a two-minute walk from the beach and offers minigolf, football and volleyball courts, plus weekly Greek nights with dancing and dining.
The Palmera Beach Hotel directly overlooks the water, and even has a taverna-style restaurant just along the sand. There's a small pool and sun terrace within the hotel grounds, if you aren't up for making your way down to the beach, as well as a trendy bar and wellness centre.
These Self Catering apartments each come equipped with a kitchenette and lounge area, with views of the gardens and swimming pool. The Sylvia is conveniently located between Koutouloufari village and the beaches at Hersonissos. They're both 10-minute walks in either direction, so you'll have your pick of daytime activities and dinner spots.