A holiday in Chersonissos with a car rental means different things to different people. For most, it means long lazy days soaking up the sun on one of the beaches which line the resort followed by following the beat to whichever nightclub or bar takes their fancy. For others, it means a quiet villa in one of the more traditional villages in the hill behind the main strip with fantastic views of Chersonissos harbour and quaint cobbled side streets leading to intimate restaurants. There are even more who like it for its central position, proximity to Heraklion airport and easy access to public transport.
There is, in short, something for everyone in this mix of cosmopolitan tourist resort and traditional Cretan village.
Chersonissos is home to about 3000 permanent residents which gives it its cultural base and allows it to host the hundreds of thousands of tourists which visit each summer with ease. The facilities and services which are in place year round are bolstered throughout the summer by countless bars, restaurants, nightclubs, museums and speciality shops.
Things To Do In and Around Chersonissos
There are many who choose not to do anything while on holiday but relax on the beach or by the pool and bar hop at night. For those who want some more adventure, however, there are plenty of options.
Star Beach Water Park is a very popular park which is within walking distance from the resort. Entrance is free and there are many shops, water sports and child friendly facilities. AquaPlus Water Park, a short 15 minutes drive from Chersonissos on the road to Lassithi, is beautifully set and, though not the biggest water park in Crete, is ideal for a day out.
Aquaworld is a small local aquarium dedicated to rescuing local marine life and reptiles and is situated on the west side of the resort. The second aquarium is Cretaquarium which, though not in Chersonissos itself, is only a short bus ride away. It is the biggest aquarium in Southern Europe. Two museums worth a vist are Lychnostasis, an open-air rural museum just to the east of Chersonissos and a folk museum located in a 19th century oil mill in Piskopiano.
Many of the organised beaches in and around Chersonissos have been awarded with the Blue Flag. The beach on the west end of the resort just after the Chersonissos harbour is the widest sandy beach which gets very crowded in the middle of the summer. If you prefer a quieter spot, there are smaller beaches and coves as you move east,. To the east of the resort, you will find the beach which Star Beach Waterpark beach where you will find all the water sports you could possible want as well as bungee jumping for the brave hearted. If you intend going -au natural- then there is a small rocky outpost with some sand past the port beach to the west. It’s not exactly secluded though so don’t expect any privacy.
The nightlife in Chersonissos is a real mixed bag so you are sure to find a spot that suits you. There are air-conditioned nightclubs which rock till dawn and bars with tables and chairs by the water’s edge or spilling out onto the boulevard. If you prefer a taste of home, then there are plenty of Irish and Dutch pubs with a scattering from other nationalities. For a quieter time altogether, you can easily find more laid back nooks along the seafront away from the centre and in the villages of Piskopiano, Koutoulafari and Old or Ano Chersonissos.
Accommodation in Chersonissos
This is where you really are spoiled for choice. Hotels range from 5 star hotels with excellent international reputations to small studios and rooms. You can choose all-inclusive packages or cater for yourself and not be limited by set meal times. There are even camping facilities. Any information can easily be found online.
Rental Center Crete for your car rental in Chersonissos
We at Rental Center Crete offer many car rental options to pick up or drop off at Chersonissos. Our station started providing services in 1982 at this station. We also offer free delivery and collection to all hotels, resorts and apartments in Chersonissos area, as well as in Piskopiano, Koutouloufari, Anissaras and Stalis. All these areas are served by Rental Center Crete at Chersonissos
How do you make a booking? Visit our online car booking booking page, select your dates, times and places, choose your car group. Then fill in your personal details required for the car reservation. Choose to pay now or on arrival and receive your email confirmation within minutes