Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Heraklion

Come and experience Heraklion and its museums, monuments and history. Renowned for its cafés, shopping and local tours, this city welcomes all visitors. Local cultural sights include Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Natural History Museum of Crete. A vacation rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Heraklion

Are you hoping to find things to do while you're in the area? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Heraklion a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the most popular attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Watercity Waterpark (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Cretaquarium (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Dinosauria Park (8.7 mi / 14 km)
  • Labyrinth Park (13 mi / 20.9 km)
  • Crete Golf Club (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Acqua Plus Water Park (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Heraklion

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to take in the scenery, Heraklion is a great place to get outside. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Public Gardens of Iraklion (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Geoponikos Kipos (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Ammoudara Beach (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Psaromoura Beach (8.3 mi / 13.3 km)
  • Mononaftis Beach (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Sarandaris Beach (14.1 mi / 22.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Heraklion

Fly into Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis), the closest airport, located 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from the city center.

Where to stay near Heraklion?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 593 house rentals near Heraklion. From 222 Villas to 121 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Heraklion for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Heraklion?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Heraklion. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hania Gate: 746 home rentals
  • Public Gardens of Iraklion: 754 home rentals
  • Knossos Archaelogical Site: 780 home rentals
  • Pankritio Stadium: 816 home rentals
  • Bembo Fountain: 758 home rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Heraklion listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Heraklion?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 222 Villas in Heraklion. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Heraklion include:

  • Houses: 121 lodging choices
  • Condos/Apartments: 195 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 4 lodging choices

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation homes including Bungalows and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Heraklion?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 242 vacation homes with pool available in Heraklion.