Anissaras is a small and peaceful resort in Crete, located around 24km east of Heraklion and just 1km west of the lively Hersonissos. It isn’t classed as a city or a town but rather a hilly area that has become quite an exclusive place to holiday. Anissaras is known for being the ‘high-class’ suburb of Hersonissos due to its pleasant places to stay and much more laid-back atmosphere.
Affordable holidays to Anissaras are becoming increasingly popular and the region can be reached from a select number of airports in the UK. The resort is situated in a very convenient place, being located just a 20-minute drive from Heraklion Airport. Make sure you check the CheekyTrip comparison for more cost-friendly holidays to this part of the world. Direct flights to Crete tend to be just under 4 hours in length.
Anissaras is at its busiest during the summer period that runs from spring until autumn as tourists looking for a more reliable source of sunshine flock to the region. Temperatures tend to reach the high 20s throughout these summer months and temperatures remain mild until around October when they start to drop off to the mid- low-teens. There isn’t much to do in Anissaras in the quiet, cooler months, so we definitely recommend a visit during the busier window of the summer.
One of the best things to do in Anissaras is to explore the region’s beaches. Although a good chunk of the shoreline is rocky, there are also some excellent man-made sandy beaches where you can relax and soak up some sunshine. Most of the beaches in this region are great for swimming, have loungers and umbrellas and even offer a wide variety of watersports including scuba diving and snorkelling. Other fun things to do in the area include a walk to the picturesque Sarandaris area and a trip to Hersonissos, one of the party capitals of Crete.
Anissaras provides a fantastic range of accommodation to choose from for guests of all budgets and preferences. There are plenty of large hotels that provide all-inclusive holidays as well as smaller, self-catered villas if you prefer eating and drinking to your own schedule. Most of the best places to eat in this resort are located inside the hotels themselves. There are some beach cafes to grab a snack but not very many tavernas or restaurants to pick from.
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