Chersonissos Traditional House
Heraklion, Ano Chersonissos 70013, Greece
Long term rental on request / Short term rental on request
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In the traditional settlement of Hersonissos and 50 meters from the village square, a traditional stone-built single-family house, with a stone fireplace and a yard.
- One bed for 2 people
- outdoor courtyard
- Lot size: 70 ㎡
- Pets welcome
- Solar water heating
- Village View
- Direction: North
- washing machine
Chersonissos traditional house
Hersonissos is ideally located close to many picturesque and beautiful villages that you can easily visit with a car hire or bike rental. Old Hersonissos are two of traditional villages you should not miss.
Old Hersonissos is located 2km away from the coastal town of Hersonissos. It is a small village that impresses the visitor due to the careful maintenance of local colors and traditions; opposite from the coastal part, Old Hersonissos is not popular among the youngsters, because the rhythms of life and the entire atmosphere here is more traditional and somewhat reminiscent of older times.
Old Hersonissos was founded at the 5th century AD, since the locals wanted to protect themselves from pirates and other sea related dangers and threats. Old Hersonissos was flourishing until the 50s, when Crete became a popular tourist destination both for Greeks and foreigners. Then, Hersonissos, the coastal harbor became the epicenter of tourist and commercial interest. The two places are vastly different; Hersonissos is bustling and wild, while Old Hersonissos still follows the same quiet and calming pace of the older times.
Old Hersonissos does not have clubs and bars; there are some local taverns and stores with traditional products. It retains its traditional architecture and boasts the small and narrow alleys – the trademark of island architecture in Greece – wells and wood burning ovens.
Hire a car in Hersonissos and visit this village; take some time to enjoy a glass of raki in one of the café – taverns and grasp the feeling of old Crete.