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Best Hotels and Places to Stay in Heraklion Town

Our Selection of Best Hotels in Heraklion Town

In the heart of Heraklion city, a diverse array of accommodations awaits to cater to every traveler’s needs. From the luxury seeker to the budget-conscious, Heraklion’s hotels range from high-end boutique stays with panoramic sea views to cosy, family-run guesthouses steeped in Cretan hospitality. Experience the convenience of city-center hotels that put you steps away from vibrant markets and historical sites or opt for a waterfront resort where the Mediterranean greets you each morning.

On our site, you can find the best 604 hotels and villas for perfect holidays in Heraklion. Check the list below to discover your ideal stay in Heraklion.

  • 9.2 / 10
  • 181 Leoforos Knosou

Set in Heraklio Town, 3 km from The Palace of Knossos, GD Gallery Suites offers accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking and a bar. Among the facilities at this property are room service and a concierge service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The property is non-smoking and is located 3.1 km from Venetian Walls.

At the hotel, every room is fitted with a balcony with a city view. Complete with a private bathroom equipped with a shower and free toiletries, the units at GD Gallery Suites have a flat-screen TV and air conditioning, and certain rooms will provide you with a seating area. At the accommodation every room includes bed linen and towels.

Guests at GD Gallery Suites can enjoy an à la carte breakfast.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 3.5 km from the hotel, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 16 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 4 km from GD Gallery Suites.

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€71

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  • 760 m
  • 9 / 10
  • 75 Dimocratias Avenue

Located in Heraklion’s elegant district, this 5-star hotel offers 2 gourmet restaurants, a free wellness centre and a large freshwater pool. Luxurious rooms feature balconies with pool and city views.

Air-conditioned rooms are equipped with pure Egyptian cotton linen and pure wellness or hypoallergenic rooms are available. Some units feature whirlpools.

Vetri Restaurant serves an American buffet breakfast prepared with fresh, local ingredients and Cretan cuisine. Per Se Lounge offers casual meals, wines and cocktails. The Pool Deck serves light meals and drinks. Every Friday between May and October, a live music event is hosted at Galaxy Iraklio Hotel.

Room service is available with additional in-room dishes. Galaxy also includes a state-of-the-art conference centre, with 9 fully equipped halls and a total capacity of 1000 persons.

Galaxy Hotel’s Wellness Club is open 24 hours a day and its use is free to all guests. It includes a state-of-the-art gym and an all-marble steam room.

Guests of Galaxy Iraklio Hotel are within a 10-minute walk from the city centre and shopping and historic attractions. Knossos archaeological site is a 10-minute drive. Heraklion International Airport is at 5 km. Staff at the 24-hour reception can arrange tickets and car rentals. Free public parking is possible on site.

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€139

/night

  • 1.2 km
  • 8.3 / 10
  • Leof. Eth. Antistaseos 89

Athinaiko Hotel occupies a central position in the heart of Heraklion, just a short stroll from the port and offers comfortable, en suite rooms.

This friendly hotel offers a total of 40 comfortable and neatly decorated guest rooms. Each room is air-conditioned and features a balcony with city views.

Athinaiko Hotel has a breakfast room and a bar, where guests can relax
and enjoy a drink after a day of sightseeing.

Hotel Athinaiko is also within easy walking distance of famous city attractions, including the Heraklion Archaeological Museum and the Venetian Walls. Heraklion International Airport is 3.5 km away.

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€59

/night

  • 1.7 km
  • 9.3 / 10
  • Giampoudi 12

Kipos Boutique Suites provides accommodation in Heraklio Town near Morosini Fountain and Municipal Art Gallery. With free WiFi, this 4-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and a concierge service. Free private parking is available and the hotel also features bike hire for guests who want to explore the surrounding area.

At the hotel, the rooms are fitted with a desk, a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, bed linen and towels. At Kipos Boutique Suites rooms are equipped with air conditioning and a safety deposit box.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Venetian Walls, Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Cultural Conference Centre of Heraklion. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 4 km from Kipos Boutique Suites.

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€92

/night

  • 1.9 km
  • 8 / 10
  • Kornarou Square

Hotel Olympic is situated in the heart of the city of Heraklion at one of the most historical squares, Kornarou Square. Hotel Olympic addresses those who travel on business or wish to enjoy some of their vacation in Heraklion. In its renewed form, it provides services and conveniences that meet the demands of our times.

Within easy access and short distance from all the sights and the favourable positions of the city, Hotel Olympic is the ideal choice for the visitor who wants to spend a few days in a luxurious environment in the city of Heraklion. Paid parking is possible nearby.

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€116

/night

  • 1.9 km
  • 9 / 10
  • 43 Platia Eleftherias

Located in the heart of Heraklio Town, Legacy Gastro Suites is a 5-star hotel with a design inspired by the urban decor of the 50s. The hotel has an all-day restaurant serving a selection of original Greek recipes based on local ingredients, and offers suites with a balcony overlooking the sea.

Drawing inspiration from the artistic heritage of Nikos Kazantzakis, Vincezos Kornaros and Domenikos Theotokopoulos, the suites combine classical decor with modern amenities. Each includes a seating area, a desk and a flat-screen TV. A food station supplied with traditional Greek products and a selection of Greek wine and spirits can be found inside the suites.

Guests can start their day with a la carte breakfast served daily in the dining area, while they can also enjoy breakfast in the privacy of their suites at extra charge.

Legacy Gastro Suites also offers a bicycle rental service and a business centre. Speaking German, Greek and English at the 24-hour front desk, staff are always at hand to help.

Municipal Museum of the Battle of Crete and the National Resistance is a 4-minute walk from the hotel, while Venetian Walls are 400 metres away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 4 km from the property.

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€199

/night

  • 2.0 km

What to Know Before Visiting Heraklion Town

Apartments and hotels in Heraklion from Crete Island

Heraklion (Iraklion or Herakleion) is the largest city in Crete, as well as the capital of the region and economic centre of Crete island. The first European civilisation, known as the Minoan civilisation, flourished here over 5000 years ago.

Currently, Heraklion has a population of approximately 177,064 people. Heraklion is a very cosmopolitan and dynamic town, particularly during the summer when thousands of visitors come to shop in the market or visit the museums and other places of interest. The city is also a commercial and scientific centre for the island. In recent years, it has made remarkable progress in academic research and technological innovation.

History of Heraklion

Heraklion’s roots trace back to the 820s when Arab traders from al-Andalus founded the city, originally known as Rabḍ al-ḫandaq. Over the centuries, it underwent several transformations, becoming known as Chandax and later Candia during the Venetian era. The name Heraklion was revived in the 19th century, inspired by the ancient sunken city of Heracleion near the Nile’s Canopic Mouth​​.

Strategically located near the Minoan palace of Knossos, Heraklion has been a focal point since the early Minoan period. It became a significant Byzantine fortress after its reconquest in 960 AD. The city’s fortifications were later enhanced by the Venetians, who bought the city in 1204 following the Fourth Crusade, leading to a flourishing period known as the Cretan Renaissance​​.

The Ottoman siege from 1648 to 1669 marked one of the longest in history, and the city’s surrender led to a prolonged Ottoman rule, during which the port’s decline shifted the trade to Chania. The modern era saw Heraklion becoming part of the autonomous Cretan State under Ottoman suzerainty in 1898 and then joining the Kingdom of Greece in 1913. Today, Heraklion is the capital of Crete, rich in history and culture

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Best Villas in Heraklion Town

  • 8.6 / 10
  • 3 Κρήνης

Set in Bendevís, 1 km from Venetian Walls, 1.5 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum and 5 km from The Palace of Knossos, Villa Laida provides accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. This villa features accommodation with a patio.

The villa with a terrace and quiet street views has 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 2 bathrooms with a walk-in shower. The air-conditioned villa also offers a seating area, washing machine and 2 bathrooms with a hair dryer.

Guests at the villa can enjoy a buffet or a continental breakfast.

A car rental service is available at Villa Laida.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Cultural Conference Centre of Heraklion, Municipal Art Gallery and Morosini Fountain. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 4 km from Villa Laida, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€109

/night

  • 990 m
  • 9.9 / 10
  • Δάμωνα Μονοκατοικία

Situated in Heraklio Town, 1.6 km from Amoudara Beach and 1.4 km from Venetian Walls, Damona 2BR Luxury Home with garden – κοντά στο κέντρο features air-conditioned accommodation with a patio and free WiFi. This property offers access to darts.

The villa has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with garden views.

The villa offers a picnic area. A a baby safety gate is also available at Damona 2BR Luxury Home with garden – κοντά στο κέντρο, while guests can also relax in the garden.

Popular points of interest near the accommodation include Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Cultural Conference Centre of Heraklion and Stadium Theodoros Vardinogiannis. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 5 km from Damona 2BR Luxury Home with garden – κοντά στο κέντρο.

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€115

/night

  • 2.1 km
  • 9.5 / 10
  • Chandakos 71

In the heart of Heraklio Town, set within a short distance of Amoudara Beach and Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Chandax luxury villa offers free WiFi, air conditioning and household amenities such as a dishwasher and coffee machine. With city views, this accommodation offers a balcony.

The villa is fitted with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with sea views.

At the villa guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub. Barbecue facilities are included.

Popular points of interest near Chandax luxury villa include Venetian Walls, Morosini Fountain and Municipal Art Gallery. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 3 km from the accommodation.

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€359

/night

  • 2.5 km
  • 9.1 / 10
  • Petelidi

Boasting garden views, Heraklion-Knossos Luxury Home offers accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 5.6 km from Venetian Walls. The air-conditioned accommodation is 600 metres from The Palace of Knossos, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site.

The villa has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a terrace with mountain views.

Guests at the villa can enjoy cycling and hiking nearby, or make the most of the garden.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 6 km from Heraklion-Knossos Luxury Home, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 19 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 7 km from the accommodation.

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€171

/night

  • 3.0 km
  • 9.7 / 10
  • 300 Oulof Palme

Creta Luxury Villas, a property with a garden and a terrace, is set in Heraklio Town, 7.4 km from Venetian Walls, 7.8 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, as well as 21 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos. The air-conditioned accommodation is 4.8 km from The Palace of Knossos, and guests benefit from complimentary WiFi and private parking available on site.

The villa is fitted with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with garden views.

Cultural Conference Centre of Heraklion is 7.3 km from the villa, while Municipal Art Gallery is 8.8 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 8 km from Creta Luxury Villas.

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€342

/night

  • 3.4 km
  • 9.7 / 10
  • Γεωργίου Χόρτον 7

Featuring pool views, Promachon Villa offers accommodation with a patio and a coffee machine, around 6.8 km from Venetian Walls. This property offers a private pool, free WiFi and free private parking.

The villa is equipped with 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, bed linen, towels, a flat-screen TV with streaming services, a dining area, a fully equipped kitchen, and a balcony with mountain views. The air-conditioned villa also provides a seating area, washing machine and 4 bathrooms with a hot tub and a bath.

The villa offers a hot tub. Promachon Villa features a garden and sun terrace.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 8.9 km from the accommodation, while The Palace of Knossos is 11 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 10 km from Promachon Villa.

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€398

/night

  • 4.2 km

Best Apartments in Heraklion Town

  • 8.5 / 10
  • 23 Πάτρας

Situated in Mastambás, 3.3 km from The Palace of Knossos and 3.4 km from Venetian Walls, Cozy Deco Suite – Heraklion city features air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. With city views, this accommodation provides a patio.

This apartment features 3 bedrooms, a kitchen with an oven and a microwave, a flat-screen TV, a seating area and 1 bathroom fitted with a bath. Towels and bed linen are available in the apartment.

A car rental service is available at the apartment.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum is 3.8 km from Cozy Deco Suite – Heraklion city, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 17 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International, 4 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

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€72

/night

  • 480 m
  • 8.2 / 10
  • 118 Καλλιπόλεως

Situated in Mastambás, 1.8 km from Venetian Walls and 3.4 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Heraklion City House offers a garden and air conditioning. This property offers access to a terrace and free private parking.

With free WiFi, this 2-bedroom apartment features a flat-screen TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with a dishwasher and oven. Towels and bed linen are available in the apartment.

The Palace of Knossos is 4.4 km from the apartment, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 17 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 5 km from Heraklion City House.

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€115

/night

  • 550 m
  • 9.7 / 10
  • 16 Filellinon

Situated in Heraklio Town, 1.5 km from Venetian Walls and 1.8 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, H Experience Spectacular Rooftop Loft features air-conditioned accommodation with a balcony and free WiFi. The property features city and quiet street views, and is 4.7 km from The Palace of Knossos.

The apartment with a terrace and mountain views has 1 bedroom, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a microwave, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are available in the apartment.

A car rental service is available at the apartment.

Popular points of interest near H Experience Spectacular Rooftop Loft include Cultural Conference Centre of Heraklion, Municipal Art Gallery and Morosini Fountain. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 4 km from the accommodation.

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€132

/night

  • 710 m
  • 9 / 10
  • 5 Παρμενιωνος

Aurora Studio Apt for Couples & Friends is situated in Néa Alikarnassós, 2.8 km from Venetian Walls, 3.2 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and 4.2 km from The Palace of Knossos. This apartment is 17 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and 2.7 km from Cultural Conference Centre of Heraklion.

This air-conditioned apartment has 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV, a dining area, and a kitchen with an oven and a toaster. Towels and bed linen are offered in the apartment.

Municipal Art Gallery is 4.2 km from the apartment, while Morosini Fountain is 4.3 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 3 km from Aurora Studio Apt for Couples & Friends.

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€49

/night

  • 760 m
  • 8.2 / 10
  • 5 Παρμενιωνος

Camelia Studio Apt for Couples & Friends is set in Néa Alikarnassós, 2.8 km from Venetian Walls, 3.2 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and 4.2 km from The Palace of Knossos. This apartment is 17 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos and 2.7 km from Cultural Conference Centre of Heraklion.

The apartment is fitted with 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV and a fully equipped kitchen that provides guests with an oven, a toaster, a washing machine, a fridge and a stovetop. Towels and bed linen are featured in the apartment.

Municipal Art Gallery is 4.2 km from the apartment, while Morosini Fountain is 4.3 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 3 km from Camelia Studio Apt for Couples & Friends.

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€46

/night

  • 760 m
  • 8.3 / 10
  • 5 Parmenionos

Studio Apartment for Couples and Friends is set in Heraklio Town, 3.2 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, 4.2 km from The Palace of Knossos, as well as 17 km from Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos. The accommodation is 2.8 km from the Venetian Walls and has free WiFithroughout the property.

This air-conditioned apartment is fitted with 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV, and a kitchen.

Cultural Conference Centre of Heraklion is 2.7 km from the apartment, while Municipal Art Gallery is 4.2 km from the property. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 3 km from Studio Apartment for Couples and Friends.

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€75

/night

  • 760 m

Best Holiday homes in Heraklion Town

  • 8.7 / 10
  • 78 Leoforos Knosou

Featuring air-conditioned accommodation with a patio, Fani’s Holiday Home with Hot Tub is located in Heraklio Town. This property offers access to a balcony, free private parking and free WiFi.

The holiday home with a terrace and garden views features 3 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and an oven, and 2 bathrooms with a walk-in shower. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

At the holiday home guests are welcome to take advantage of a hot tub. Guests can also relax in the garden.

Popular points of interest near Fani’s Holiday Home with Hot Tub include Venetian Walls, Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Cultural Conference Centre of Heraklion. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 4 km from the accommodation.

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€162

/night

  • 850 m
  • 9.5 / 10
  • 3 KRINIS

Modern Villa in Heraklion city center Crete features a balcony and is situated in Bendevís, within just 1 km of Venetian Walls and 1.5 km of Heraklion Archaeological Museum. It has a garden, city views and free WiFithroughout the property.

This 2-bedroom holiday home will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a living room. Towels and bed linen are offered in the holiday home.

Popular points of interest near the holiday home include Cultural Conference Centre of Heraklion, Municipal Art Gallery and Morosini Fountain. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 4 km from Modern Villa in Heraklion city center Crete.

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€97

/night

  • 1.0 km
  • 9.6 / 10
  • 34 Ιλαρίωνα Κατσούλη

Maisonette near Heraklion Center Candia Maisonette is set in Heraklio Town, less than 1 km from Venetian Walls, a 15-minute walk from Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and 5 km from The Palace of Knossos. The accommodation is 2.9 km from the Amoudara Beach and features free WiFithroughout the property.

The air-conditioned holiday home consists of 2 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven and a coffee machine, and 1 bathroom with an a bath or shower and a hair dryer. Towels and bed linen are featured in the holiday home.

Popular points of interest near the holiday home include Cultural Conference Centre of Heraklion, Municipal Art Gallery and Morosini Fountain. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 4 km from Maisonette near Heraklion Center Candia Maisonette.

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€62

/night

  • 1.1 km
  • 9.6 / 10
  • 26 Απολλώνιου Ροδιού

Located in Bendevís, 2.9 km from Amoudara Beach and less than 1 km from Venetian Walls, Modern & Comfortable, Single Floor Apartment***** offers a garden and air conditioning. The property features garden views and is 1.3 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum and 5.1 km from The Palace of Knossos.

With free WiFi, this 1-bedroom holiday home provides a cable flat-screen TV, a washing machine and a kitchen with an oven and microwave. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

Popular points of interest near the holiday home include Cultural Conference Centre of Heraklion, Morosini Fountain and Municipal Art Gallery. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 4 km from Modern & Comfortable, Single Floor Apartment*****.

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€75

/night

  • 1.2 km
  • 9.3 / 10
  • Irakli Michelinaki

Offering pool views, Sofia’s Place is an accommodation set in Heraklio Town, 3.8 km from Venetian Walls and 4.7 km from Heraklion Archaeological Museum. This holiday home features a private pool, a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking.

The air-conditioned holiday home consists of 2 bedrooms, a living room, a fully equipped kitchen with an oven and a coffee machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower and a hair dryer. Towels and bed linen are featured in the holiday home.

A car rental service is available at the holiday home.

The Palace of Knossos is 5.2 km from Sofia’s Place, while Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos is 19 km away. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 6 km from the accommodation.

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€145

/night

  • 1.8 km
  • 8.8 / 10
  • Marogiorgi

In the centre of Heraklio Town, located within a short distance of Venetian Walls and Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Grekodes 7 offers free WiFi, air conditioning and household amenities such as a fridge and coffee machine. With quiet street views, this accommodation provides a balcony.

The holiday home with a terrace and city views features 2 bedrooms, a living room, a flat-screen TV, an equipped kitchen with an oven and a toaster, and 2 bathrooms with a shower. Towels and bed linen are provided in the holiday home.

A car rental service is available at the holiday home.

Popular points of interest near Grekodes 7 include Cultural Conference Centre of Heraklion, Morosini Fountain and Municipal Art Gallery. The nearest airport is Heraklion International Airport, 4 km from the accommodation.

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€95

/night

  • 2.0 km

Experiences near Heraklion Town

In Heraklion, adventure and culture converge. Step back in time at the Palace of Knossos, or meander through vibrant markets for a taste of local life. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Cretan winemaking with a vineyard tour, hike through the stunning gorges, and as dusk settles, join the locals in a spirited taverna to revel in Crete’s nightlife. Heraklion is a playground of experiences, each promising to leave an indelible mark on your journey.

FAQ

Is Heraklion worth visiting?

Absolutely! Heraklion is one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in Crete, Greece. The city is filled with historical sites, gorgeous architecture, fantastic restaurants and nightlife, and excellent beaches. Plus, it’s a great place to explore the culture and meet locals. It’s definitely worth a visit!

Does Heraklion have a beach?

Heraklion has stunning beaches that draw visitors from around the world. The best ones include:

  • Ammoudara Beach: Located close to the airport, it’s a great option for those who are short on time.
  • Psaromoura Beach: This is an ideal spot for windsurfing and other water sports activities.
  • Ligaria beach: With crystal clear waters and white sand, this beach is perfect for swimming or just relaxing in the sun.

Is Heraklion a party town?

While Heraklion is known for its historical and cultural attractions, it also has a vibrant nightlife scene. The city is home to many lively bars, clubs and cafes where you can enjoy great music and food.

What is the history of Heraklion?

The first European civilisation, known as the Minoan civilisation, flourished here over 5000 years ago.

What is the population of Heraklion?

Currently, Heraklion has a population of approximately 177,064 people.

What is the significance of the Palace of Knossos?

The Palace of Knossos is the most famous archaeological site on the island and was at the centre of an advanced society which inhabited Crete thousands of years ago.

What can be seen at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion?

The museum houses significant pieces from the Neolithic until the Roman times, including the Minoan civilization’s most important artefacts.

What is the Old Town of Heraklion like?

The Old Town is a pedestrian-only area with upscale shops and eateries, and floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook leafy squares complete with fountains and bubbling cafés.

What is the Cathedral of St. Minas?

The Cathedral of St. Minas is a beautiful church located in the Old Town of Heraklion, known for its extensive religious iconography.

What can be found at the Central Market?

The Central Market is a pedestrian-only street that vendors use to display their mountains of clothes, jewellery, and other items spread out onto tables.

What is the Koules Fortress?

The Koules Fortress is a fortress that dates back to the early 16th century and occupies a prominent position on the waterfront of Heraklion.

What is the Natural History Museum of Crete?

The Natural History Museum of Crete is a modern museum located right on the waterfront, highlighting what makes Crete great.

What are the Venetian Walls?

The Venetian Walls are a series of defensive walls and other fortifications that were first built during the Middle Ages and rebuilt by the Republic of Venice.

What is the Morosini Fountain?

The Morosini Fountain is situated in the middle of Heraklion’s Old Town and it provides a great starting point if you want to explore the narrow streets nearby.

What is the Loggia?

The Loggia is Heraklion’s town hall, with its preserved Venetian architecture, considered one of Crete’s best buildings and is free to enter.

What is the average temperature in Heraklion city?

The average temperature in Heraklion city ranges from 15°C (59°F) in winter to 29°C (84°F) in summer.

Where is Heraklion city located?

Heraklion city is located on the north coast of the island of Crete, Greece.

What is the nearest airport to Heraklion city?

The nearest airport to Heraklion city is Heraklion International Airport “Nikos Kazantzakis” (HER), which is located about 5 km (3 miles) east of the city center.

What are some popular attractions in Heraklion city?

Some popular attractions in Heraklion city include the Palace of Knossos, the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, the Venetian Walls and Fortress, the Koules Fortress, and the Natural History Museum of Crete.

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