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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.

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Iraklio Villas & Apartments (300+)

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    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (17 reviews)
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Sleeps 4
    Chateau / Country House #2184233
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    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5.0/5
      (9 reviews)
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      • 2 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Sleeps 4
      House #2368275
      9
      Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (39 reviews)
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        • Studio
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 3
        Studio #6125427
        39
        Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5.0/5
          (31 reviews)
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          • 4 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          Cottage #1041859
          31
          Viewed 50 times in the last 48 hours
            • 5 BR
            • 4 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 11
            Villa #1570465
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            Viewed 73 times in the last 48 hours
              Exceptional! 5.0/5
              (14 reviews)
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              • 3 BR
              • 1 BA
              • Sleeps 6
              Villa #8120104
              14
              Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Sleeps 8
                Villa #1773764
                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
                  (17 reviews)
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                  • 1 BR
                  • 1 BA
                  • Sleeps 3
                  Multiple rentals Apartment #2194602
                  17
                  Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                    • 3 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 7
                    Villa #1276286
                    3
                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                      • 3 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 7
                      Villa #1313137
                      2 Reviews
                      Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 3
                        Multiple rentals Villa #2462391
                        1 Review
                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 3 BR
                          • 2 BA
                          • Sleeps 6
                          Multiple rentals Villa #2462391
                            • 1 BR
                            • 1 BA
                            • Sleeps 3
                            Multiple rentals Villa #2462391
                            Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                              • 2 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 4
                              Multiple rentals Villa #2462391
                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 2 BR
                                • 2 BA
                                • Sleeps 4
                                Multiple rentals Villa #6034962
                                1 Review
                                  • 5 BR
                                  • 5 BA
                                  • Separate Toilets
                                  • Sleeps 11
                                  Multiple rentals Villa #6034962
                                    • Studio
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 5
                                    Apartment #1963966
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                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 5 BA
                                      • Sleeps 7
                                      Villa #1934567
                                      Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                        (7 reviews)
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                                        • 2 BR
                                        • 1 BA
                                        • Sleeps 4
                                        Apartment #3783476
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                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Separate Toilets
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Villa #6488264
                                          4
                                            • 3 BR
                                            • 2 BA
                                            • Sleeps 7
                                            Multiple rentals Villa #446280
                                            1 Review
                                            Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • Studio
                                              • 1 BA
                                              • Sleeps 5
                                              Apartment #1574043
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                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                Multiple rentals Apartment #2194602
                                                1 Review
                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 1 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  Villa #1761337
                                                  1 Review
                                                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    House #6750194
                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Villa #647664
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                        Bungalow #6576732
                                                        1 Review
                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                          Villa #6544348
                                                          4
                                                          Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            • 1 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                            House #6185266
                                                            Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                              (5 reviews)
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                                                              • 1 BR
                                                              • 1 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 3
                                                              Studio #3804696
                                                              5
                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Apartment #3699074
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                                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                  Studio #3845358
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                                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                                    • Studio
                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                    Studio #6364321
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                                                                    Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                      (27 reviews)
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      House #6102830
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                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                                        Villa #777157
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                                                                        Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
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                                                                          Villa #3895951
                                                                          4
                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                            (39 reviews)
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 5
                                                                            Apartment #6143939
                                                                            39
                                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                              (22 reviews)
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                                                                              • 1 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 5
                                                                              Apartment #6252079
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                                                                              Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                Villa #1893949
                                                                                4
                                                                                Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 7
                                                                                  Villa #1612091
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
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                                                                                    Apartment #1920949
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                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Villa #8164463
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                                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                                        Apartment #1929293
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                          (5 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 2 BA
                                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Villa #520059
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            House #6535087
                                                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5.0/5
                                                                                              (66 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                                              House #6128202
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                                                                                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                                Chateau / Country House #538414
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                                                                                                  • 2 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
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                                                                                                  House #1469494
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                                                                                                  Recent Reviews

                                                                                                  Luxeriöse Villa mit einmaliger Betreuung

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  Hallo. Wir haben in der Villa zwei Wochen mit 3 Pärchen verbracht. Die Villa liegt auf einem Hügel über Heraklion inmitten eines Olivenbaumheines. Die Räume sind dehr modern und durchdacht designt. Das Poolhaus war im Prinzip unser Wohnzimmer. Wir haben jede freie Minute wo wir Zuhause waren draußen am Pool verbracht. Sehr gute Strände sind in 15 Minuten per Auto erreichbar. Aber der größte Mehrwert des Hauses ist der Superhost Petros, der sich um alles kümmert und kein Wunsch offen hält. Ob es Strandempfehlungen sind, Autoanmietung, Restaurantreservierung, Shoppingmöglichkeiten...Petros kümmert sich um alles, ist wirklich ein Engel und man fählt sich immer umsorgt und gut aufgehoben. Ein unvergesslicher Urlaub mit Wiederholungswert.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 23-Nov-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016

                                                                                                  Authentic Cretan Apartment

                                                                                                  4 of 5
                                                                                                  We were two and stayed here for a week in October 2016. From the street there is a lockable front door which leads to a small private courtyard with many plants in pots. The apartment is on the first floor and is reached by a flight of stone steps - when we stayed the lower apartment was occupied by a family member of Manolis and Evi. At the top of the steps is a small balcony with entrance to the living room and bedroom on the right, the kitchen and bathroom on the left. Further along the balcony is a spiral staircase to the roof terrace. The living area is very well decorated with its stone feature walls and has all necessary mod-cons, air-con, wi-fi, and TV, etc. The bedroom is well sized with plenty of wardrobe space and a very comfortable bed. The kitchen and bathroom are opposite the living area which means going outside to use these facilities. We didn’t find this to be a problem. The area is well lit at night with a light operated from the living room. The kitchen and bathroom are small but they are both manageable. We used the roof terrace a few times to relax in the sun with a cup of coffee or a glass of wine after a day’s sightseeing. The apartment is very well placed near the centre of Heraklion with most places being less than half an hour’s walk away. Eleftherias Square with its restaurants and cafes is about 10 minutes away, the Archaeological Museum is here too. The bus station is about 20 minutes walk away, and buses to Knossos and other major towns run frequently from here. The Venetian Walls are about 5 minutes away and the Venetian Fortress about 25 minutes. Manolis and Evi are excellent hosts, Manolis picked us up from the airport when we arrived in Crete. They are both very helpful and Manolis responds quickly to emails.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                  Beautiful villa, fantastic hosts.

                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  We were met at the airport by Yiannis and Eva. They organised the taxi for us and we followed them to the villa. Yiannis showed us round the property and poured us a drink and then Eva brought round a home cooked (and very welcome after a long journey) meal. The groceries provided were very welcome too as it gave us time to sus out the local shops. During our stay there were a couple of emails to make sure we knew all we needed to about the area and to inform us of when the cleaning day/time was. When Yiannis came round on cleaning day he noticed that we had finished the wonderful cake and organised another to be baked and brought round by Eva's mother. Fresh towels were provided. I loved swimming in the pool every day even though some would consider it a little on the cold side at the end of October. We chose not to hire a car although on reflection I think I probably would in the same situation again. We wanted a chilled out week of doing not very much so we didnt really go anywhere. We did go on the little train ride which was An interesting morning. I'm not sure i would be too keen on it in the middle of summer! At the end of the trip Yiannis organised the taxi back to the airport for us and came round for a last drink. Thank you for the gifts, they were a lovely surprise.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016