Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Heraklion

Come and experience Heraklion and its museums, monuments and history. Renowned for its cafés, shopping and local tours, this city welcomes all visitors. Local cultural sights include Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Natural History Museum of Crete. A vacation 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 cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Heraklion a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • 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 traveler 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 center:

  • 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)
Transport

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 center.

Where to stay around Heraklion?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 617 holiday lettings near Heraklion. From 231 Villas to 129 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Heraklion 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 Heraklion?

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

  • Bembo Fountain: 818 holiday lettings
  • Panayia Akrotiriani: 815 holiday lettings
  • Kapetan Mihalis Korakas: 812 holiday lettings
  • Freedom National Stadium: 812 holiday lettings
  • Hania Gate: 811 holiday lettings

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 holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Heraklion?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 231 Villas in Heraklion. Our other popular types of Heraklion holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 129 self catering accommodations
  • Condos/Apartments: 201 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 4 self catering accommodations

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 Heraklion?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 249 holiday homes with pool available in Heraklion. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.