Heraklion

Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Heraklion in one of the most popular regions on the island and has beautiful sandy beaches and plenty of night life. Heraklion hosts many concerts and cultural events in the summer and has a really good nightlife so would suit those looking to party the night away! With so much to see and do, Heraklion is a great resort for everyone.

Heraklion

Heraklion is the capital of the island and as you expect is a exceptionally busy and lively. The core of the city is enclosed by a Venetian wall and the city oozes historical features. The main square in the resort is home to a variety of cafes, bars and tavernas to suit all budgets and tastes, with more in the narrow streets close to the square. An array of gift shops and supermarkets can also be found throughout the town.

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Heraklion Hotels (15)

Situated within easy reach of both the city's business centre and historical sites, coupled with well equipped guest rooms and good facilities make the Galaxy Hotel ideally suited to all....

Aks Minoa Palace Hotel is a beach front family friendly complex with full entertainment programme for both adults and children....

The Anemos Suites is an apartment complex offering 13 accommodation units just 20m from the beach....

Modern and luxury hotel with a host of facilities combined with elegant accommodation and for those looking for a comfortable and relaxed base to enjoy the city from, this hotel is the perfect choice....

The Astoria Capsis Hotel is one of the oldest and a popular choice amongst visitors to Heraklion. Providing a great base in a central location ideal for enjoying the city sights....

The Atrion Hotel caters well for it's guests with a good range of facilities and a great location....

Castello Hotel offers authentic Cretan hospitality and a city centre location with views to the sea and the Venetian fortified walls of Heraklion....

The luxury GDM Megaron Hotel has a great location overlooking the old harbour and close to many of the city's sights, coupled with a rooftop pool and comfortable guest rooms make this hotel a great ch...

The Irini Hotel offers comfortable accommodation in a great central location, well placed for enjoying the city sights. Ideally suited to the budget minded traveller....

The modern Kastro Hotel has a great central location within easy reach of all the city amenities....

Overlooking the old harbour and Venetian fortress, this boutique hotel offers guests the perfect base for enjoying the city and all it offers....

The hotel offers good quality accommodation together with convenient facilities and a relaxing atmosphere....

Ideally suited to the budget traveller, the Mirabello Hotel is situated in the centre of the old town within easy reach of its sights of interest, shops, bars and restaurants....

Within walking distance of many of the city's attractions the Olympic Hotel provides a comfortable base whether visiting for business or pleasure....

The Prince Of Lillies Hotel is located just 200m from the beach and offers swimming pool and bar on site....

Beaches

There are plenty of beaches around Heraklion; the beaches in the north are often windy but are shallower and the ones to the south are less crowded and calmer. Some beaches are sandy and some are made up of pebbles and most can be reached by the public bus service.

Nearby Attractions

There are plenty of archaeological sites of the region which include the Minoan Palaces of Knossos and Phaestos, the Caves of Matala, the Medieval Castles and the Byzantine monasteries.

Quick Facts

Heraklion Airport is about 10 km away - transfer time approximately 15 minutes.

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