The magical routes of Crete: Sissi, Hersonissos, Anissaras

Rent a car in Sissi

Rent a car in Crete & Experience the island like a local

Your trip in Crete is a lifetime experience, a chance for sightseeing, relaxation, and unique experiences with your loved ones.

No matter how long you may stay, there is always more to see and this is why travelling to Crete just once, is never enough. If you want to make the best out of your trip, take under consideration that Crete is a big island and you should plan everything in advance in order to make time for everything on your to-do checklist.

The most important thing to keep in mind when visiting Crete: Rent a car and run on your own schedule. The Greek lifestyle is all about enjoying life without stress, and the best way to lose track of time and relax is to be independent.

This is why our first advice to everyone visiting Crete for the first time is the same: Rent a Car before your arrival.

A magical route to tradition

At the southern tip of the Aegean, the island of Crete is the place where you will spent the best summer of your life, meet the unique hospitality of the people, the long and rich history and tradition, and last but not least the famous traditional Greek food.

When the great Cretan writer Nikos Kazantzakis in 1955 said about his homeland that “the radiation of the past is extremely intense in Crete and penetrates us as soon as we step on the Cretan land“, he probably knew very well that half a century later, today, his words would be more relevant than ever.

Crete, perhaps the most special island in Greece, fascinates anyone who visits it at first glance, perhaps because of its charming atmosphere, combined with the warmth, generosity and pure, natural beauty that one sees wherever he looks. 

At Sterling Rental, we have designed short and interesting routes around Crete to propose to our customers so that they can experience Crete like the Cretans and see it through our eyes! Today we will rent a car and explore 3 different, but also unique destinations at Northern Crete: Hersonissos, Sissi and Anissaras.

Sissi is a beautiful small resort on the north side of Crete. Located about 40 kilometers from Heraklion and 25 from Agios Nikolaos, it is an excellent alternative for those who prefer a peaceful yet luxurious holiday.

Sissi is a peaceful settlement, a very charming fishing village, hospitable and calm, but at the same time full of life and surprises for anyone who visits it.

Rent a car in sissi

Rent a Car in Sissi and become part of the authentic Cretan way of life

If you are staying in Sissi, you will experience a peaceful and relaxing vacation for you and your family. Rent a Car in Sissi and learn everything you need to know about the village of Sissi and the close destinations.

In this picturesque village that will win you over at first sight, you will be enchanted by the beautiful marina, by the narrow-colored alleys with small shops that sell local traditional products, by the beauty of the Mediterranean that is captured in every corner of this place.

It is said that Sissi serves the best seafood in Crete. For this reason, the taverns are always full of people, who even come from Heraklion to taste the unique Cretan cuisine, fresh fish, but also the traditional Cretan drink, raki.

The nature in the area is wonderful all year round. A special activity that one can enjoy is hiking on one of the dozens of routes that exist, but also mountain biking in the wider area of ​​Lassithi. The fresh mountain air, the observation of the rare birds of the area and the magnificent view of the vineyards and olive groves will excite you. 

What to expect: Unique Cretan cuisine, traditional taverns by the port, crystal clear beaches, and amazing view.

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Next Stop: Hersonissos

Hersonissos is the perfect way to combine tradition and fun! It is a place where the visitor can enjoy the long, sandy beaches, the ancient ruins of rich cultural value, but also the possibility of many activities for the whole family.

If you are staying in Hersonissos, you will experience a vivid vacation in one of the most popular resorts in Crete. Although you will be staying at a resort that provides you with everything you have ever imagined, you can always Rent a car in Hersonissos and explore all the places of interest  and historical destinations surrounding this amazing location.

Hersonissos combines a variety of options in activities, entertainment and food satisfying even the most demanding visitors. Holidays in Hersonissos include intense nightlife, swimming on busy beaches, and fun activities for all ages. Don’t forget to walk in the Port of Hersonissos at sunset to enjoy one of the most spectacular sunset views.

Hersonissos is a village that retains its traditional character and has not been altered, but without being completely unaffected by tourism. The architecture of the village is traditional, as well as the rhythms of life of its inhabitants.

The picturesque alleys, the stone houses, the old wells and the stone ovens, will travel you to a place that exudes a rare air of another era. In cafes and traditional taverns, you can taste the traditional, delicious Cretan recipes and relax under the shade of the trees.

What to expect: Sightseeing, long, sandy beaches and intense lifestyle.

Last Stop: Anissaras

The area of ​​Anissaras is part of the beautiful Cretan coastline. Anissaras is neither a village nor a city. It is a large, hilly area that stretches right next to the Hersonissos. However, the two areas are very different from each other. It is said that Anissaras is the “rich and noble suburb of Hersonissos”.

If you are staying in Anissaras you will enjoy the all-inclusive hotels, the peaceful beaches and the unique scenery, while being at a walking distance from Hersonissos nightlife. Rent a Car in Anissaras and drive everywhere around Crete.

Rent a car in Anissaras

A walk on the coastal road of Anissaras will convince you of the incomparable beauty of the place and the possibilities it offers to its visitors. However, if you want a little more fun, Hersonissos is very close and offers endless options for entertainment.

What to expect: Unique view, magical places for photo shooting, and all-inclusive hotels.

Are you ready for a new experience? Contact us and we eill do our best to help you plan your vacation in Crete!