Heraklion is the largest city on the island of Crete and Greece's fourth largest city. The city has a little over 170,000 inhabitants and is popular with the tourists for its fine architecture. There are several hotels in Heraklion to choose from, ranging from the cheaper to the luxury.
Find cheap accommodation in Heraklion
An overnight stay in Heraklion is usually not that expensive. Most of the hotels in the city are cheaper but offer good service and English-speaking staff. There are different types of hotels to choose from too. The classic beach hotels are, of course popular, among the tourists, but there are also other options such as the quaint (e.g. hotel rooms decorated as boats) and large five-star luxury hotels.
From the flight to your hotel room in Heraklion
From the airport you can take a taxi or jump on any of the shuttle buses that go between the most popular hotels in Heraklion. If you book popular accommodation inside the city's central areas, you can easily make most of the city's offerings, with most being within walking distance. This applies regardless of whether you stay in one of the city's finest luxury hotels, or rather choose a cheap overnight stay in Heraklion. A nice feature is that many of the cheaper hotels have a pool and bar and a good location near the beach. This means that even those tourists who do not want to spend too much money can be sure to enjoy a trip to Heraklion.
A city full of artwork
Heraklion is perhaps best known for its sights and fine architecture. One of the most popular destinations is the palace in Knossos. The Knossos was built during the Greek Bronze Age and was the religious and political centre of the Minoan culture. After a visit to the palace itself, head to the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, where you can peruse the archaeological finds of Knossos. There are many other attractions inside the city that cannot be missed. Some of the finest buildings include Ottoman Vezir Mosque, Agios Minas Cathedral or Fort Koules in Heraklion's Port. In fact, you do not even have to visit specific attractions to experience the city’s cultural history. The whole city is full of beautiful sculptures and fountains. Take a walk from your hotel and take in all the beautiful artwork Heraklion has to offer!
Discover Crete by car
It is great to rent a car in Heraklion. Crete is a small island, but there is a lot to discover, so traveling on your own by car can be freeing. Make the most of Crete and book your holiday through Expedia today.
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