Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Heraklion

Come and experience Heraklion and its museums, monuments and history. Renowned for its cafes, shopping and local tours, this city welcomes all visitors. Local cultural sights include Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Natural History Museum of Crete. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Heraklion

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Heraklion a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Watercity Waterpark (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Cretaquarium (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Dinosauria Park (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Labyrinth Park (13 mi / 20.9 km)
  • Crete Golf Club (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Acqua Plus Water Park (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Heraklion

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to take in the scenery, Heraklion is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Public Gardens of Iraklion (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Geoponikos Kipos (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Ammoudara Beach (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Psaromoura Beach (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Mononaftis Beach (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Sarandaris Beach (14.1 mi / 22.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Heraklion

Fly into Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis), the closest airport, located 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from the city centre.

Where to stay near Iraklio?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 657 holiday rentals near Iraklio. From 238 Villas to 146 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Iraklio for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Iraklio?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Iraklio. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Hania Gate: 842 holiday rentals
  • Heraklion Loggia: 845 holiday rentals
  • Koules Fortress: 856 holiday rentals
  • Bembo Fountain: 850 holiday rentals
  • Panayia Akrotiriani: 841 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Iraklio listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Iraklio?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 238 Villas in Iraklio. Our other popular types of Iraklio holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 146 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 216 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 2 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Iraklio?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 265 holiday homes with pool available in Iraklio. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.