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The city of Heraklion is the capital of Heraklion prefecture and the largest city of Crete. Visit the Venetian harbor with the old castle, the archaological museum, and the ancient city of Knossos. Heraklion is a modern city has an airport, port, bus station and market with great shops - services of all kinds.

In Heraklion you can visit the old Koules Castle, the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, the Cretan Ethnology Museum, the historical museum, the Museum of Natural History, the Museum Battle of Crete Museum Topikis art, the Cathedral of St. Minas church with Museum of St. Catherine, the venetian shrine Morosini, the Venetian walls with the tomb of the writer Nikos Kazantzakis and the historic building of the Loggia.

We also recommend you visit the beach of Stalis, the beach and the caves of Matala, the Psaromoura coast of Agia Pelagia, Amoudara beach, the Aquarium Creta Aquarium and the Marine Park Watercity. Also see the ancient palace of Knossos and the Minoan palace of Malia.

In Heraklion you can enjoy water sports like water skiing, windsurfing, pedal boats and sports such as tennis, basketball, volleyball, golf, hiking trails, etc. etc.

The average
temperature range from 11 degrees Celsius (52F) in January to 26 degrees (79F) during July and August. Tourism in Crete mainly lasts from May to October with peak months in July and August.

In Crete you can arrive by plane at the airports of Heraklion and Chania. Also by ferry from Piraeus.


Lodges - Heraklion (21 total)

Choose from the following destinations for memorable holidays in Greece.

GDM Megaron Hotel

Housed in a listed 1920’s building overlooking the Old Harbour of Heraklion, the prestigious 5-star hotel GDM Megaron offers fine dining, a health club and a rooftop swimming pool. Guests also benefit from free parking.The elegantly furnished guest...

Galaxy Iraklio Hotel

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.All accommodation in Galaxy Iraklio offers work desks,...

Ikaros Beach Resort and Spa

An oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation, with Cretan architecture, beautiful grounds, lovely beach and a unique center of SPA, YOU wait and promise you an unforgettable escape, with incredible promotions and giortines tailor prices.    * Double...

Capsis Astoria Hotel

This well-known central hotel in Heraklion is located next to the Archaeological Museum. It offers modern rooms with TFT TVs, and has a rooftop swimming pool that overlooks Heraklion and the old Venetian port.Each of the rooms has a private bathroom with...

Olympic Hotel

Hotel Olympic is situated in the heart of the city of Heraklion at one of the most known squares, Kornarou Square. Hotel Olympic addresses those who travel on business or wish to enjoy some of their vacation in Heraklion. Hotel Olympic with long-lasting...

Sofia Hotel

Less than 5 minutes' bus ride from Heraklion centre in Crete, Sofia hotel offers a swimming pool and restaurant. It serves breakfast and features rooms with free Wi-Fi and a balcony.The fully refurbished rooms are light, spacious and are soundproofed....

Lato Boutique Hotel

Situated opposite the old city harbour, Lato Boutique Hotel features a wellness area with steam room and hot tub, and offers free Wi-Fi throughout. Its rooftop restaurant-bar overlooks Heraklion's Venetian Fortress.Lato modern guest rooms are air conditioned...

Kastro Hotel

Within 100 metres from the city centre, Kastro Hotel is well-situated for exploring the ancient sites of Heraklion. It offers spacious, air-conditioned rooms with breakfast included in the rate.Each of the rooms at Kastro is well-presented with modern...

Atrion Hotel

Just a short walk from the Venetian port, Atrion offers elegant accommodation with free Internet access, in the centre of Heraklion city. It has a restaurant, while it is a few metres away from Heraklion’s busy promenade.Rooms and suites at Atrion Hotel...

Marin Dream Hotel

Just a stroll away from Heraklion port, Marin Dream Hotel offers a rooftop restaurant with panoramic views of the Venetian Fortress. Its rooms have a balcony and free Internet access.Marin Dream offers stylishly furnished rooms with wooden floors. Each...

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