Where to stay around Heraklion Region?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 898 holiday lettings near Heraklion Region. From 323 apartments to 300 villas, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Heraklion Region is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Heraklion Region?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Heraklion Region. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Malia: 385 holiday homes
  • Heraklion: 494 holiday homes
  • Hersonissos: 557 holiday homes
  • Crete Golf Club: 566 holiday homes
  • Stalis Beach: 766 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Heraklion Region! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Heraklion Region?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Heraklion Region with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Malia: 385 holiday lettings
  • Heraklion: 494 holiday lettings
  • Hersonissos: 557 holiday lettings
  • Stalida: 323 holiday lettings
  • Koutouloufari: 336 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Heraklion Region?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Heraklion Region. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Crete Golf Club: 566 holiday rentals
  • Stalis Beach: 766 holiday rentals
  • Hania Gate: 641 holiday rentals
  • Cretaquarium: 711 holiday rentals
  • Natural History Museum of Crete: 644 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Heraklion Region listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

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Have the holiday of a lifetime in an Iraklio holiday rental.

Known for its beaches, beautiful nature, and authentic Greek tradition, Iraklio is a popular holiday destination for travellers from all over the world. The coastline is covered with one amazing beach after another, and there are a multitude of intriguing archaeological and historical sites, churches, castles, and fortresses to explore. For the traveller looking for the perfect balance between relaxing on the beach and exploring local culture, a holiday apartment in Iraklio is the way to go.

When travelling in a larger group, a villa in Iraklio is a good option. HomeAway has holiday homes to accommodate groups of any size, from a small family to a multiple family entourage. Homes with internet, grills, and even pools are available at great rates. An apartment in Iraklio is also an option for families or couples. Whether it be a small one-room holiday apartment with a balcony and terrific view, or a multi-bedroom, pet- and kid-friendly place, HomeAway has plenty of comfortable and affordable options. What's more, HomeAway caters to those who like to explore the various islands, providing comfortable accommodations on Mykonos as well as holiday rentals on Corfu.

Things to do

Iraklio Archaeological Museum:

This fascinating museum is one of Greece's largest and most important. Over 5,500 years' worth of priceless artefacts are on display and the extensive Minoan collection is highly impressive. No trip to Crete is complete without a stop at this museum.

Historical Museum of Crete:

For history buffs, a visit to the Historical Museum of Crete is a must. Visitors can explore 1,700 years of Cretan history. Artefacts from the Byzantine era, Venetian and Turkish periods, and as recent as WWII are on display. The museum is well equipped for English speakers.

Koules Venetian Fortress:

This fortress, also called Rocca al Mare, is Iraklio’s main landmark. It was built in the 16th century by the Venetians to keep the Turks off the island and was later turned into a Turkish prison for Cretan rebels. The rooms of the fortress have been restored and house exhibits and performances.

Church of Agios Titos:

This Byzantine church dates back to AD 961. It was turned into a Catholic church by the Venetians and then into a mosque when the Turks gained power. In 1856 it was completely renovated after devastating damage due to an earthquake. This church is home to the skull relic of St Titus.

City Walls:

Between 1462 and 1562 the Venetians built seven bastions and four gates to create the city walls. These massive fortifications are still very conspicuous, dwarfing the concrete 20th-century structures around them. The walls carry visitors around the heart of the city.

Natural History Museum:

This modern museum guides visitors through the interesting flora and fauna of Crete and the Mediterranean. Perhaps most intriguing is the life-sized replica of a Deinotherium gigantum, a prehistoric elephant-like mammal. It was constructed based on fossils that were found on Crete and stands over 16 feet tall and 23 feet long.

Weather in Iraklio

Because Iraklio lies in the lowlands, it enjoys a more mild temperature than other parts of Crete. Summers are hot and dry with temperatures averaging around 26°C in July. Sunshine is frequent and consistent, which results in a pleasant sea temperature all summer. Winters are generally mild and rainy.

Travel to Iraklio

There is an international airport in Iraklio, the Heraklion International Airport (HER), with daily flights from Athens (ATH) as well as other major cities in Greece. During the high season (April until early November), many charter airlines out of most major European cities fly directly to Heraklion. The airport is only three miles from the city centre by car or taxi. There are also ferries that arrive from Athens, Thessaloniki, Santorini, and the Cyclades.