Heraklion Holidays

from £232 per person

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1 Room
2 Adults
1 Room
2 Adults
7 Nights


Greek (modern)

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Heavenly Heraklion holidays 2021

Out of all the Greek islands, Crete is one of the most pristine, not to mention traditional. A paradise in its own right, Heraklion is a slice of Crete that will have you hungry for more. Whether you are a water sports enthusiast and want to witness sights from a jet ski, or are keen to tuck into authentic Greek cuisine, 2021 Heraklion holidays will definitely not disappoint.

As the capital of the island and the fourth biggest island in all of Greece, you can anticipate plenty of fun in the sun during your time in this coastal city. From lazy days at the beach, to evenings perfecting your etiquette at fine dining establishments, there’s something for everyone in Crete's largest city.

The birthplace of El Greco, Heraklion is a haven for holidaymakers. Charge your camera and get set for a history-rich tour around the metropolis. If the archaeological sites do not tempt you to book your holiday in Heraklion, the modern aquariums, traditional eateries and friendly atmosphere sure will.

Why book Heraklion holidays

Discover the best beaches

We love the popular sandy shores of Malia Beach & action-packed Star Beach

Hit the nightlife & bar scene

Spend your nights partying in Malia or maybe even Hersonissos?

Sample the local food

Mmm...Cretan cuisine! Whilst in Heraklion, make sure you tuck into loukoumades

Must-visit historical sites

Take a step back in time and discover the Palace of Knossos – the icon of Minoan civilisation

Art & culture

Check out the Historical Museum of Crete, Natural History Museum of Crete & Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Explore the city

Don't miss out on Church of Agios Minas & Agios Titos Church

Most popular Heraklion hotels

Aquila Atlantis Hotel

Aquila Atlantis Hotel

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GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel

GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel

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Your guide to Heraklion holidays

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Top attractions

Top attractions

Scuba diving professionals and beginners jet off to Crete every year to see marine life beneath the Mediterranean ocean's surface. Heraklion is a great place to dive and if you take a trip to the city's outskirts, you will come across Watercity. One of many water parks in Heraklion, it features whirlpools for the kids and daring slides for the older visitors.

Watch as ferries and ships dock at the local port, before getting a better understanding of the municipality's past at the Ottoman Vezir Mosque, Lions Square fountain and Agios Minas Cathedral. Numerous museums are based in Heraklion, including the Historical Museum of Crete, Museum of Visual Arts, and Lychnostatis Open Air Museum.



Crete is known for its sandy beaches, the vast majority of which have been awarded Blue Flag status. So, which beaches are worth visiting? Well, Matala is top of the list for its enchanting rock formations and well-maintained stretch of coastline.

However, the 65-kilometre journey might be too far for some people who holiday in Heraklion. An alternative choice is Agia Pelagia. This large resort is based 10 kilometres east of Heraklion and its beach is split into two sections.

A profusion of facilities and amenities are on offer just like they are at the nearest beaches, Kalamaki, which is two kilometres away, Karteros-coast, and Komos.


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Heraklion weather

Heraklion weather
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Prices last checked at 22:05 11 April 2021