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Lato Boutique Hotel
Lato Boutique Hotel
4 out of 5
15 Epimenidou Street, Heraklion, Crete Island
The price is £85 per night from 1 Sep to 1 Sep
Located in the heart of Heraklion, this boutique hotel is within a 5-minute walk of 18 Anglon Square and Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Heraklion Port is 0.5 ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (974 reviews)
"Nice hotel, good location, well priced. Excellent restaurant. We had dinner with a gorgeous view of the sunset over the old Venetian Harbour. Very tasty and well priced. We stayed in the family room which was very comfortable, though there was no view (only the next building 3 feet away). The kids ..."

Reviewed on 12 Jul 2021

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Akasha Beach Hotel & Spa
Akasha Beach Hotel & Spa
5 out of 5
Eleftheriou Venizelou 183, Hersonissos, Crete
The price is £231 per night from 11 Aug to 11 Aug
Situated in Hersonissos, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Sarakino, Star Beach Water Park and Port of Hersonissos. Stalis Beach is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (8 reviews)
Excellent stay
"Beautiful hotel, friendly staff and great food :)"

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2021

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Stella Palace Resort & Spa
Stella Palace Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
The price is £187 per night from 1 Sep to 1 Sep
Located in Hersonissos, this beachfront hotel is connected to a shopping centre, 3 mi (4.8 km) from Ekklisia Agios Konstantinos, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Port ...
4.4/5Excellent! (254 reviews)
"We had a jetted tub room which was very modern and clean. There are plenty of pools around the resort and the beach is right on your doorstep. The staff are very friendly. The water park wasn’t very big at all and we did not use this. The downside of this hotel is the ‘all inclusive’ amenities, breakfast ..."

Reviewed on 28 Jul 2021

Stella Palace Resort & Spa
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Heraklion

The island of Crete is packed with popular holiday towns, from pretty Chania to picturesque Malia, which is a world-famous haven for beach bums. Spend some time exploring the busy streets of Heraklion, though, and you’ll discover a place that ticks every box when it comes to city holidays. Museums and sightseeing spots abound, but it’s the excellent food and authentic urban vibe that make Heraklion a truly special destination. From Heraklion Airport, the city centre is just a 10-minute drive. Here you’ll find the oft-photographed Morosini Fountain, the expansive Archaeological Museum and a pedestrian area known as Korai Street, renowned for its run of cafés and bars. Head out towards the water and you can tour Heraklion’s fortress, which perches at the entrance of the old port. This fortress had a stern defence since it was once equipped with more than 40 cannons.

Heraklion holidays are steeped in history. To experience the historic side of Heraklion take a walk along the remains of the Venetian city walls, stopping to visit the grave of Greek writer Nikos Kazantzákis. History buffs should also make time for a trip to Knossos, a Bronze Age archaeological site and the main centre of Minoan Crete. For the best experience of this magical place, arrive early in the morning and leave several hours to tour the Palace of Knossos and its surrounding buildings and grounds.

When sightseeing has tired you out, it’s time to hit the beach. Heraklion’s centre is short on sand, but if you head west to the Pankritio Stadium you’ll come to Ammoudara Beach. This long stretch of golden sand is perfect for lazy days in the sun but is also well-suited to water sports enthusiasts. To the east, Karteros offers a Blue Flag beach with plenty of nearby taverns and bars.

Lastly, for nature lovers seeking secluded walks, there’s the uninhabited island of Dia, which is accessible by boat from Heraklion harbour. The main island, meanwhile, boasts beautiful Rouvas Forest, just an hour’s drive southwest from Heraklion.

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