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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.

    Exceptional! 5/5
    (8 reviews)
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    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 7
    Villa #1327118
    8
    Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
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      • 3 BR
      • 1 BA
      • Separate Toilet
      • Sleeps 6
      Villa #777157
      3
      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
        • 3 BR
        • 1 BA
        • Sleeps 8
        Villa #1761337
        2
        Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
          Exceptional! 5/5
          (34 reviews)
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          • 4 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          Villa #1041859
          34
          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
            Exceptional! 5/5
            (4 reviews)
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            • 4 BR
            • 3 BA
            • Sleeps 8
            Villa #8164463
            4
            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
              Wonderful! 4.9/5
              (18 reviews)
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              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Sleeps 4
              Chateau / Country House #2184233
              18
              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                • 5 BR
                • 4 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 11
                Villa #1570465
                3
                Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  Villa #1773764
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (6 reviews)
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                    • 2 BR
                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 4
                    House #87857
                    6
                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                      (5 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 4 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 8
                      Villa #520059
                      5
                      Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                        (17 reviews)
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                        • 1 BR
                        • 1 BA
                        • Sleeps 3
                        Multiple rentals Apartment #2194602
                        17
                        Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                          • 6 BR
                          • 6 BA
                          • Sleeps 14
                          Villa #6786662
                          1
                          Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                            Exceptional! 5/5
                            (68 reviews)
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 2 BA
                            • Sleeps 6
                            House #6128202
                            68
                            Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                              Exceptional! 5/5
                              (27 reviews)
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                              • 1 BR
                              • 1 BA
                              • Sleeps 5
                              Apartment #6311580
                              27
                              Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                • 3 BR
                                • 1 BA
                                • Sleeps 6
                                Villa #8120104
                                14
                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                  (45 reviews)
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                                  • 4 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 9
                                  Villa #6299671
                                  45
                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                    (5 reviews)
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    Villa #6544348
                                    5
                                    Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                      • 1 BR
                                      • 1 BA
                                      • Sleeps 3
                                      Multiple rentals Apartment #2194602
                                      1
                                      Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Sleeps 6
                                        Villa #2009012
                                        7
                                          • Studio
                                          • 1 BA
                                          • Sleeps 5
                                          Apartment #1574043
                                          3
                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
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                                            • 1 BR
                                            • 1 BA
                                            • Sleeps 4
                                            Apartment #4037982
                                            2
                                            Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                              (10 reviews)
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 7
                                              Villa #1276286
                                              10
                                              Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Very Good! 4.2/5
                                                (6 reviews)
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                                                • 1 BR
                                                • 1 BA
                                                • Sleeps 3
                                                Apartment #1920949
                                                6
                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                  (16 reviews)
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                  Villa #3475028
                                                  16
                                                  Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                    • 2 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                    Villa #6832786
                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 1 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                      Villa #6824282
                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (27 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        House #6102830
                                                        27
                                                        Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                          • 1 BR
                                                          • 1 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 2
                                                          Apartment #6728792
                                                          1
                                                          Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                            (4 reviews)
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                                                            • 2 BR
                                                            • 1 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                            Apartment #3759797
                                                            4
                                                            Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              House #6750194
                                                              Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                House #1483570a
                                                                2
                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (24 reviews)
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                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 9
                                                                  Villa #1132075a
                                                                  24
                                                                  Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                    (9 reviews)
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                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 4
                                                                    House #2368275
                                                                    9
                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                      • 6 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      #8038329
                                                                      2
                                                                      Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                        (21 reviews)
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                                                                        • 1 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                        Cottage #4175561
                                                                        21
                                                                        Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                          Villa #3895951
                                                                          5
                                                                            avg/night
                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
                                                                            • Sleeps 4
                                                                            House #2466930
                                                                            2
                                                                            Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                              Apartment #6500870
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (9 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                                Chateau / Country House #538414
                                                                                9
                                                                                Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Very Good! 4/5
                                                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                                                  • Studio
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Sleeps 2
                                                                                  Studio #3845358
                                                                                  5
                                                                                  Viewed 17 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
                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                      Apartment #3896991
                                                                                      7
                                                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                        (9 reviews)
                                                                                        avg/night
                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 1 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #2081382
                                                                                        9
                                                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                          • Studio
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 3
                                                                                          Apartment #2398374
                                                                                          3
                                                                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Villa #3948463
                                                                                            3
                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 4
                                                                                              Villa #1870466
                                                                                              4
                                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Bungalow #6576732
                                                                                                1
                                                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  Villa #1403502a
                                                                                                  3
                                                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                                                    • 7 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                                    Villa #4222271
                                                                                                    2
                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 2
                                                                                                      Apartment #6859850
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful home and property with all amenities.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We spent a wonderful week with our family in Evas Cottage. The owners provided everything we could need or want including a wonderful Greek dinner waiting for us upon arrival. The house is clean and well organized and located within walking distance to shops in town. The surrounding area is beautiful and Knossos, Heraklion, and beaches are only a short drive away. This lovey property allow us to relax and spend a wonderful week with our extended family. I only wish we had planned a longer stay!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Delightful cottage, ideally located, with excellent hosts

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A delightful cottage, well appointed, in a quiet village ideally located for exploring central Crete. The owners, Susanna and Manolis, are exceptionally kind, generous and helpful. We had a lovely stay and would not hesitate to recommend this accommodation to others.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017