Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion, Greece

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Where to stay around Heraklion?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 441 vacation rentals near Heraklion. From 171 villas to 148 apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Heraklion for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Heraklion?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Heraklion. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hania Gate: 569 vacation rentals
  • Historical Museum of Crete: 571 vacation rentals
  • Heraklion Port: 587 vacation rentals
  • Public Gardens of Iraklion: 578 vacation rentals
  • Italian Archaeological School: 576 vacation rentals

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

Can I rent villas in Heraklion?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 171 villas in Heraklion. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Heraklion include:

  • Apartments: 148 rentals available
  • Houses: 92 rentals available
  • Studios: 10 rentals available

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

Can I rent near the ocean rentals in Heraklion?

Absolutely, HomeAway has 173 near the ocean rentals in Heraklion. You have also many other possibilities in Heraklion area, including:

  • Mountain rentals: 135 rentals
  • Beach rentals: 115 rentals
  • Golf rentals: 101 rentals

Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Heraklion?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 193 vacation rentals with pool available in Heraklion. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

    Cobblestones and cafes in Heraklion

    Crete's captivating capital, Heraklion, is a labyrinth of cobbled streets, sun-dappled squares and sidewalk cafes. It's the beating heart of the island and is home to most of its big-ticket sights and attractions. Spend your days exploring world-class museums, devouring Cretan cuisine and strolling around the revitalized waterfront district. Craving a dose of Mediterranean sunshine? With private pools and sunny terraces, Heraklion vacation rentals ensure you'll leave with a golden glow.

    Wine and dine in scrumptious Heraklion

    One of Heraklion's biggest draws is its smorgasbord of dining options. Keep things simple with local specialties, such as "dakos" bruschetta, flaky cheese pies and juicy gyros. Or, tantalize your palate with heirloom produce, organic meats, freshly caught seafood and wine-soaked snails, served up by the city's top establishments. Wash it down with a glass of local Cretan wine on the terrace of your Heraklion vacation rentals villa. For a dose of sun and sand, grab your Turkish towel and head to Ammoudara Beach, a golden stretch that's fringed by turquoise water.

    Step back in time at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum

    The city's star attraction is the cavernous Heraklion Archaeological Museum. It's housed in an elegant Bauhaus building and is filled with treasures dating back to the Neolithic era. From pottery and frescoes to jewelry and sarcophagi, it's a captivating window into Crete's colorful past. Continue the theme at Koules Fortress, a 16th-century stronghold turned history museum. You can run your hands over Venetian cannons, check out shipwrecked artifacts and head up to the rooftop for sweeping views over the harbor.

    Mediterranean bliss in Heraklion

    Heraklion is at its best in the summer. Expect sultry temperatures and plenty of sunshine, especially from June to August. Gorgeous weather makes Heraklion a top pick for honeymooners. Heraklion vacation rentals keep things romantic with boutique decor, secluded settings and an intimate atmosphere. If you want to beat the crowds, consider visiting in late spring or early fall. You'll enjoy cooler weather, quieter beaches and irresistible shoulder season rates. Although winter temperatures dip into the 50s, there is still plenty of sunshine. You could also catch some of Crete's best festivals, including the high-energy Rethymnon Carnival.

    Discover Heraklion's silvery olive groves

    Heraklion is located on the northern coast of Crete, Greece's largest island. It sits in the Mediterranean Sea and is known for its stunning sandy beaches, rugged mountains and postcard-perfect villages. The city is serviced by its own international airport which makes touching down in Heraklion a cinch. Venture inland and you'll find yourself surrounded by a patchwork of silvery olive groves and leafy vineyards. There's plenty on offer for intrepid travelers, including hiking in Samaria Gorge, cycling along the Lasithi Plateau and trekking in the White Mountains.