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Vacation rentals in Heraklion

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Popular amenities for Heraklion vacation rentals

Stay near Heraklion's top sights

Heraklion Archaeological Museum474 locals recommend
Minoan Palace of Knossos227 locals recommend
Peskesi264 locals recommend
Rocca a Mare Fortress248 locals recommend
The Natural History Museum of Crete227 locals recommend
Heraklion Airport N. Kazantzakis185 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Heraklion

  • Total rentals

    1.9K properties

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $10 before taxes and fees

  • Total number of reviews

    55K reviews

  • Family-friendly rentals

    510 properties are a good fit for families

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    260 properties allow pets

  • Rentals with a pool

    30 properties have a pool

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How is the weather in Heraklion?

    Heraklion, Greece, generally has a Mediterranean climate, with warm, dry summers reaching up to 86°F (30°C) and mild, rainy winters with temperatures around 59°F (15°C). Even in winter, sunny days are quite common, making it suitable for outdoor exploration.

  • What are some of the best things to do in Heraklion?

    Visitors to Heraklion often explore the historical Heraklion Archaeological Museum, the Palace of Knossos, and the old Venetian fortress, Koules. For a more leisurely day, a stroll around the bustling Heraklion Market allows you to discover local produce, crafts, and Greek delicacies.

  • What is the best time of year to visit Heraklion?

    Spring (April to June) and fall (September and October) are often recommended times to visit Heraklion, when the weather is pleasant and the crowds are smaller. The Heraklion Summer Arts Festival takes place between June and September, featuring music, theatre, and visual arts.

  • What are the best places to stay in Heraklion?

    The Old Town area, with its charming streets, is an often recommended place to stay in Heraklion, as it's close to major attractions. The Amoudara neighborhood, known for its sandy beach, is also popular, especially for those seeking a beach holiday.

  • What are the best places to visit in Heraklion?

    The Heraklion Archaeological Museum, housing artifacts from Crete's Minoan era, and the Palace of Knossos, considered Europe's oldest city, are frequently suggested places to visit. The Natural History Museum of Crete provides an interactive experience of the island's diverse ecosystems.

  • What are some hiking trails in Heraklion?

    The E4 European Path is a popular hiking trail that passes through Heraklion, offering a scenic journey through forests, gorges, and coastlines. The Rouvas Forest hike, located in the Psiloritis Mountain range about 48 kilometers from Heraklion, is another favored route.

  • What are some family activities to do in Heraklion?

    Families often enjoy visiting the Cretaquarium, home to hundreds of marine species, or exploring the Natural History Museum of Crete. The Dinosauria Park, with its life-size dinosaur models and interactive exhibits, is a favorite among children.

  • What are some of the best day trip ideas in Heraklion?

    For day trips, visitors often explore the traditional villages of Archanes or Fodele, both less than 20 kilometers from Heraklion. Another popular option is a visit to the ancient Minoan Palace of Phaistos, located about 62 kilometers south of the city.

  • Do townhouse rentals in Heraklion have a kitchen?

    Absolutely! We offer over 10 townhouse rentals with a kitchen in Heraklion. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there family-friendly vacation rentals in Heraklion?

    Heraklion has more than 510 family-friendly stays. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

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