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Reviewed on 7 Jul 2019
Heraklion has cheap accommodation options and a variety of places to visit, making it a great holiday choice for budget-conscious travellers. In addition to its well-known attractions like Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Natural History Museum of Crete, this destination is home to Public Gardens of Iraklion and Geoponikos Kipos, which you can enjoy while spending very little.
If you're looking for affordable places to stay in Heraklion, you can take your pick of the area's 19 budget accommodation options. These top-rated options offer reasonable prices and have positive reviews from bargain-minded travellers:
El Greco Hotel - 2-star hotel. You'll find free WiFi and a bar at this property. Guests who stay here appreciate its central location and proximity to public transport.
Mirabello Hotel - Customers like this 2-star hotel for its proximity to shops and good location. It offers free WiFi and air conditioning.
Iraklion Hotel - At this 2-star hotel, you can take advantage of free WiFi, a bar and air conditioning. Reviews mention the good location and clean rooms.
Sofia Hotel - Customers like this 3-star hotel for its clean rooms and helpful staff. It offers free WiFi, free parking and an outdoor pool.
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Heraklion attracts visitors with its top museums and major shopping area, and offers plenty to see and do without spending a fortune. You can budget for the top local attractions on your list, such as Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Natural History Museum of Crete, and then make time for other wallet-friendly activities. Enjoy the outdoors at Public Gardens of Iraklion and Geoponikos Kipos, or check out the area's cultural spots like Heraklion Municipal Art Gallery.Travellers also like Heraklion for its:
The most convenient airport is 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from the city centre in Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis). You can take a ferry from the port.