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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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A: When you reach Heraklion, you'll most likely be collecting your bags at Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis). This top airport services 1,159 international flights per month.
A: Pack your suitcase and stay at one of the leading hotels. They're one of the most frequently booked hotel types. Apart-hotels, apartments and villas are also readily available in Heraklion.
A: It depends on what kind of holiday in Heraklion you're planning. You can pick a hotel and flight, or flight, hotel and car, or car and hotel — or any of these as a stand-alone. If you like, you can also throw in some experiences and activities.
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A: For an unforgettable getaway, add Malia Ruins in Malia to your list of must-do attractions.
A very good downtown hotel at an excellent price. It is very centrally located in the best spot in Heraklion and has a great cafe to enjoy a meal or a coffee. I stay there whenever I’m in town.
Great place to stay. Well maintained. Staff excellent, can't fault them. Would go again.
We were a family of 3, and we were amazing! The food, the pools, the view from the room, Everything was sweet to us We highly recommend.
Phenomenal hotel/resort, every detail is taken care of, the staff were all amazing restaurants are incredible, the poo, rooms and the gentleman’s bar, when the pianist is playing and the sun is going down outside is simply magical.
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 ...
The garden is simply incredible and the beach is really beautiful. Take the time to explore the entire beach going further than just the area in front of the hotel: there are many surprises waiting for you. Finally, the staff is absolutely amazing
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Mediterranean Sea and Malia Beach. Palace of Malia and Strand are also within 3 miles (5 km).
The communal areas are superb. We booked a standard room which was adequate but not luxurious. Our small terrace overlooked an unattractive gravel area.