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Heraklion, Crete, Greece

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Athinaikon
2 out of 5
89 Ethnikis Antistassis Street, Heraklion, Crete Island
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3.7/5Good! (29 reviews)
Highly recommend

"We liked this hotel so much, that we booked 2 nights on our return to Heraklion. The staff are so friendly & helpful. It is also very conveniently located in walking distance of the ferry port, bus station & city centre."…"

Reviewed on 7 Jun 2018

Athinaikon
Galaxy Hotel Iraklio
5 out of 5
75 Dimokratias Ave, Heraklion, Crete Island
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4.6/5Wonderful! (1,138 reviews)
Excellent, Thoughtful 5-star Hotel

"It is truly a 5-star hotel. Customer service is spot on, excellent. Thank you for a well done job."…"

Reviewed on 19 Nov 2019

Galaxy Hotel Iraklio
Marin Dream
3 out of 5
46, Epimenidou str, Heraklion, Crete Island
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4/5Very Good! (654 reviews)

"Near the port,walking distance to the city center.Excellent location."…"

Reviewed on 5 Nov 2019

Marin Dream
Capsis Astoria Heraklion Hotel
4 out of 5
11 Eleftherias square, Heraklion, Crete Island
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4.1/5Very Good! (701 reviews)

"The room is spacious, clean and has plenty of amenities. The breakfast is excellent and can satisfy everyone with its wide variety. Staff is really kind and helpful."…"

Reviewed on 30 Dec 2019

Capsis Astoria Heraklion Hotel
El Greco Hotel
2 out of 5
4, Street 1821, Heraklion, Crete Island
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3.4/5 (513 reviews)

"It’s January in Crete this hotel has confortable bedding heating and it’s very well priced great if you are on a budget central location"…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2020

El Greco Hotel
Mirabello Hotel
2 out of 5
20 Theotokopoulou St, Heraklion, Crete Island
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4/5Very Good! (218 reviews)
Good value

"We extended our stay at Mirabello one night. We had to change rooms. The first room had a tiny bath and some cosmetic problems. The second room was perfect. The hotel is well situated. The front desk is very helpful."…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct 2019

Mirabello Hotel
GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel
5 out of 5
9, D. Beaufort Street, Heraklion, Crete Island
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4.8/5Exceptional! (959 reviews)

"Because we were with Expedia on our four day stay at the start of our trip we had a sea view room, on our second stay we were upgraded to a Junior Suite. Breakfast at the hotel is incredible. To quote my husband: any hotel that has an 8 foot diameter table with incredible Cretan sweets is at the ..."…"

Reviewed on 24 Feb 2020

GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel
Iti AKS Minoa Palace - Adults Only - All Inclusive
4 out of 5
Amnissos, Heraklion, Crete
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3.9/5Very Good! (74 reviews)
Magic getaway

"This place was amazing So close to Heraklion but like a million miles from a city All inclusive was great We had so much fun just lazing by the pool all day sipping on some cocktails Rooms and whole atmosphere was so special The staff were wonderful"…"

Reviewed on 7 Jul 2019

Iti AKS Minoa Palace - Adults Only - All Inclusive
Iraklion Hotel
3 out of 5
Kalokairinou 128, Heraklion, Crete Island
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3.9/5Very Good! (273 reviews)
Brenda

"Sadly only for one night! Will stay longer next time"…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2019

Iraklion Hotel
Kastro Hotel
3 out of 5
Theotokopoulou 22, Heraklion, Crete Island
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4.3/5Excellent! (436 reviews)

"The location is perfect... the newly renovated rooms are very nice and modern. Very pleasant staff.. The only thing is the old fashion hairdryer... that needs to be change... other than that every thing is perfect.. i highly recommended."…"

Reviewed on 6 Oct 2019

Kastro Hotel
Hotel Lena
3 out of 5
10, Lachana Street, Heraklion, Crete Island
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3.7/5Good! (47 reviews)
City center stay

"Basic hotel but very clean, modern and very central. it should be rated 3 stars."…"

Reviewed on 14 Sep 2019

Hotel Lena
Hotel Olympic
3 out of 5
Kornarou Square 43, Heraklion, Crete Island
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3.8/5Good! (231 reviews)
Olympic- reasonable, convenient in Heraklion

"Olympic was a good find in downtown Heraklion on short notice. Reasonably priced, it’s in a great location, near a walking street with an el Greco exhibit nearby and activity even on a Sunday, which is a tough day for travelers. Free breakfast was o.k. Room was comfortable and had CNN on T.V., not ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Sep 2019

Hotel Olympic
Castello City Hotel
4 out of 5
62 Martyron 1, Avenue, Heraklion, Crete Island
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3.7/5Good! (323 reviews)

"Very comfortable bed. Very friendly and personal staff. Terrific breakfast included in the price. The free parking included with the hotel was a little tricky - two blocks away but once we figured it out it was not a problem. Would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2019

Castello City Hotel
Lato Boutique Hotel
3 out of 5
15 Epimenidou Street, Heraklion, Crete Island
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£44
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30 Mar-31 Mar
4.4/5Excellent! (989 reviews)

"Excellent staff with great recommendations for restaurants and places to visit. Good breakfast, great views, good location next to port and central business district."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jan 2020

Lato Boutique Hotel
Park Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Evrou 19, Heraklion, Crete Island
£34
per night
11 Apr-12 Apr
3/5 (67 reviews)

"Worst shower ever been in. Door you had to slam to close and wake everyone up breakfast below average to far to go anywhere by walking"…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2019

Park Hotel
Kronos Hotel
2 out of 5
2, Sof. Venizelou Str. and M. Agarathou, Heraklion, Crete Island
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4.3/5Excellent! (323 reviews)
Great location

"This hotel is in an ideal position - near the water and castle. Only meters from the main shopping strip and restaurants. The rooms are good and having a balcony was great, except our view was of buildings. Breakfast was included and ok. Great location."…"

Reviewed on 3 Oct 2019

Kronos Hotel
Traditional Cretan Houses
3 out of 5
47 Gianni Makraki Street, Agios Myronas, Heraklion, Crete
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3.9/5Good! (50 reviews)
gorgeous cretan house

"such beautiful peaceful place...thank you for lovely stay"…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2019

Traditional Cretan Houses
Sofia Hotel
3 out of 5
57 Stadiou Str., Heraklion, Crete Island
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4.1/5Very Good! (472 reviews)
Wonderful Staff

"Great hotel! Close to the airport and close to city center. A perfect hotel if you have an early flight."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2019

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Cheap Hotels in Heraklion

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.

Planning Your Trip to Heraklion

Still picking travel dates? Find out more about the local climate with these monthly averages so you can make the most of your time.

  • Hottest months: August, July, June and September, with an average temperature of 28°F
  • Coldest months: February, March, January and December, with an average temperature of 9°F
  • Rainiest months: October, March, February and November, with an average rainfall of 3.25 inches
  • Driest months: September, April, May and March, with an average rainfall of 1.25 inches

Sightseeing In and Around Heraklion

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:
  • Monuments
  • Cafes
  • Restaurants
  • Sightseeing
  • Tours

Getting around Heraklion

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.

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