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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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lovely vivi

5 of 5
We arrived really late due to flight delay and hired a car with caravel local rental, we were really glad things were still open at 1.30 am so we didn't arrive until 2am and the lovely Vivi was waiting for us, she was kind and the flat was clean and inviting and had everything we needed for our stay, with a lovely sea breeze on the balcony, we spent many evenings hypnotised by the sound of the waves sitting on the balcony after swimming on the nearby beach a few metres away or at the Agia pelagia or lygaria beach which had some nice restaurants...our favourite one was Sirocco in Lygaria. Vasilis and his mother Vivi are really generous people and treated us like special guests, we were so happy to find this place so near the beach with a dreamy view of the sea..and the promise of king Minos to Zeus runs deep with all cretans, this was the promise of hospitality to all visitors that King Minos vowed to uphold and in my experience, Crete delivers on this promise. We also drove to the east of the island to Istron and beyond where we were also met with wonderful food and hospitality. We had a great time and will definitely plan to go back next year, The Cretans are wonderful people and Crete is very special to us because of this warm and wonderful experience.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2018

A lovely spacious villa in a good location.

5 of 5
Our hosts Eva and Iannis were very welcoming and generous. We arrived to a well stocked kitchen and a delicious home cooked meal. The villa was very spacious and comfortable and clean. The pool was a lovely temperature but the ladder was not long enough to get in and out easily, and although umbrellas are provided it was not easy to get our sun beds into shade. The location was very good and Gouves is well supplied with supermarkets gift shops and tavernas.
  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2018
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2018