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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.

Mirabello Hotel

Situated in the centre of Heraklion, Mirabello Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with balcony. Nikos Kazantzakis Airport is 4 km away and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.Mirabello soundproofed rooms are equipped with TV, refrigerator and...

Hotel Life

Situated just 200 metres from Heraklion Port, Hotel Life offers quality central accommodation with modern amenities, including Wi-Fi access.The hotel is fully air-conditioned throughout. The well-appointed rooms feature a fridge and TV. Some have balconies...

El Greco

El Greco Hotel is situated in the very centre of Irakleion, offering easy access to all points of interest, as well as public transportation, banks and tourist shops.The hotel has 170 beds in 90 elegantly furnished rooms, most of them with private balconies....

Evans Hotel

Just 1 km from Heraklion Port and airport and a 10-minute drive from the city centre, Evans Hotel offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and a private balcony. Breakfast is served in the rooms.All air-conditioned accommodation at the Evans is equipped with a TV...

Lena Hotel

Established in 1977 and totally renovated in 2004, this hotel is ideally situated in Heraklion city centre amidst a quiet neighbourhood with easy access to the harbour 500 metres away.The airport is also conveniently located approximately 2 km away. Upon...

Iraklion Hotel

Featuring rooms with free Wi-Fi, spacious lounge with bar and a 24-hour front desk, Iraklion Hotel is a modern, family run hotel centrally located in Heraklion.Hotel Iraklion offers air-conditioned rooms equipped with satellite TV, refrigerator and hairdryer....


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...

Irini Hotel

This centrally located Heraklion hotel offers spacious rooms, most with views over the sea. Free Wi-Fi is offered throughout. Irini Hotel is 4 km from Nikos Kazantzakis Airport.All hotel rooms have their own balcony and include individual air conditioning,...

Kronos Hotel

Kronos Hotel is conveniently located 200 metres from Heraklion city centre and 700 metres from the port. It offers accommodation with a private balcony and it has a bar.Kronos rooms are simply, yet tastefully furnished and enjoy sea or side sea views....

Park Hotel

The year-round Park Hotel is located 250 metres from Amoudara Beach. It features a fresh-water swimming pool, snack bar and a restaurant serving local delicacies.All rooms are air-conditioned and further equipped with phone, TV, safe and fridge. The...

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