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Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Iraklio also enquired about Kefalonia holiday villas, Sicily holiday apartments and Santorini holiday villas

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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                                                                                                  5 of 5
                                                                                                  The apartment in Kokkini hani was a pleasure to have,the pictures on the web site don't do justice Manolis is the perfect host (not owner).The location is perfect for the beach lovers and even if it is in the middle of the resort is very quiet at night ! Is well equipped and the shade terrace gives you a welcomed. brake from the Cretan sun. Overall I give it a 5star!
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                  A lovely apartment, very handy for the beach.

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                                                                                                  We have just spent 2 very relaxing weeks in apartment Number 8 and would be very happy to return. We were greeted on arrival by Manolis who provided very good customer service, pointing out local facilities and areas of interest. The apartment was very clean and well equipped. There were plenty of good quality towels and bedding provided for our stay. A large terrace that receives the sun all day runs across the width of the apartment however wooden shutters can be closed to keep the apartment cool. A small front patio provided a shaded seating area throughout our stay. The cabin bunks in the lounge are full single bed size and there is a washing machine beside the fridge which is not shown in the photos above. The resort is quiet but there are many tavernas / restaurants / bars. The nearest beach is only a few minutes from the apartment, there are sheltered bathing areas and a footpath runs along the sea front connecting the beaches. There is a very reliable bus route which runs from Heraklion all the way along the coast to Malia and beyond. The bus stop is about 100 metres from the apartment. The fare to Heraklion is 2 euro each way and the bus station is located in the tourist area by the port. Lyn W.
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 24-Sep-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                  A perfect holiday location and setting

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                                                                                                  We are a family of four, Ron, Moira, Joe (20) and Jenny (18). We thought this would be most likely our last holiday for a while with our kids. We could not have wished for more! The owners of the villas are lovely people and made us feel so welcome. The villas are so stylish and authentic, with comfy beds, Egyptian cotton sheets. The location was perfect, with a lovely pool. If you are looking for a tranquil holiday and wish to unwind, then this is the place for you. We can not thank you enough for your genuine hospitality and kindness. Gaby and Mano, thank you so much.......we loved the friendliness of the locals in the Tavernas in Old Hersonissos, which is a special place and just a little walk from the villas......thank you so much, it was perfect....we will be back!
                                                                                                  • Review Submitted: 22-Sep-2016
                                                                                                  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016