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:

  • Heraklion Museum of Religious Art: 654 holiday lettings
  • Public Gardens of Iraklion: 719 holiday lettings
  • Agia Ekaterini Church: 709 holiday lettings
  • Museum of the Battle for Crete and National Resistance: 667 holiday lettings
  • Palace of Knossos: 729 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.

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 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)

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)