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Explore Heraklion: its museums, monuments, dining and more!

Discover the historic area of Heraklion—a bustling port, gourmet restaurants and top sights from Heraklion Port to Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

Top hotels in Heraklion

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel
GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel
5 out of 5
9, D. Beaufort Street, Heraklion, Crete Island

Located in the heart of Heraklion, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Museum of the Battle for Crete and National Resistance, Heraklion Port, and ...

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
Infinity City Boutique Hotel
Infinity City Boutique Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Ariadnis 9, Heraklion

Located in the heart of Heraklion, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of St. Titus Church (Agios Titos Cathedral) and Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Heraklion ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (189 reviews)

"So friendly and attentive, the rooms were serviced every day. The breakfast was a great choice each morning,the only slight criticism would be the not so easy to work out coffee system !!!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

Infinity City Boutique Hotel
Galaxy Hotel Iraklio
Galaxy Hotel Iraklio
5 out of 5
75 Dimokratias Ave, Heraklion, Crete Island

This family-friendly Heraklion hotel is located near the airport, within a 15-minute walk of Heraklion Archaeological Museum and Morosini Fountain. Heraklion ...

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

Popular things to do in Heraklion

Heraklion Port
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Heraklion Port

4/5(104 reviews)

Spend an afternoon wandering around this ancient harbor and admiring the fortress and ancient walls or take a trip to one of the nearby islands.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum
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Heraklion Archaeological Museum

4.5/5(57 reviews)

One of Europe’s most important museums has five millennia of Cretan history on display, including the exceptional Minoan exhibit.

Palace of Knossos
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Palace of Knossos

4.5/5(83 reviews)

Take a tour around one of Europe’s most spectacular archaeological sites, where Greek myths have been made and great treasures discovered.

Historical Museum of Crete
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Historical Museum of Crete

4.5/5(24 reviews)

Trace the history of this ancient town through its numerous periods and discover traditional art and fascinating stories.

Koules Fortress
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Koules Fortress

4/5(20 reviews)

The prominent symbol of Heraklion, this imposing fortress by the harbor has protected the city for over 500 years.

Natural History Museum of Crete
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Natural History Museum of Crete

4.5/5(13 reviews)

Don’t miss the chance to learn about Crete’s unique natural environment at this excellent modern museum.

Top activities in Heraklion

Private Shore Excursion: Knossos Palace & Archaeological Museum
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Private Shore Excursion: Knossos Palace & Archaeological Museum

£600
Per adult
Made In Heraklion Handmade Souvenir Shopping Tour
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Made In Heraklion Handmade Souvenir Shopping Tour

100% of travellers recommend
£78
Per adult
Palace of Knossos: Audio Tour on your Smartphone (no ticket)
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Palace of Knossos: Audio Tour on your Smartphone (no ticket)

£11
Per adult
Virtual Reality Experience in Heraklion - VR Lab
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Virtual Reality Experience in Heraklion - VR Lab

£14
Per adult
Vacation Photographer in Heraklion
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Vacation Photographer in Heraklion

£26
Per adult
Elafonisi
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Elafonisi

£620
Per adult

Reviews of Heraklion

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Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

22 Oct 2019

Really enjoyed Heraklion - huge quantity of restaurants, coffee bars etc. Very few people trying to beg for money. Lots of stray dogs and cats which the lovely people of Heraklion leave food and water for and they mostly looked very healthy.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

18 Oct 2019

Archaeological museum is a must. The people are amazing. This city has real heart. ❤️

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Oct 2019

So much better than I remembered from 40years ago. Great shops and bars and restaurants with excellent food.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

7 Oct 2019

Much better than what I expected. Lively streets in the evening and good dining options. Beautiful buildings in the centre and forteress.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

28 Sep 2019

Our ferry arrived late into Heraklion. I wouldn’t stay in Heraklion for an extended period, but the Knossos Palace was very interesting and it was a good first night in Crete.

4/5 - Good

Ryan

10 Sep 2019

nice city, lots of history, plenty of places to go out drink/eat, but not the best looking of towns that Crete has to offer