Hotels in Heraklion, Greece

Heraklion is the largest city of Crete, a beautiful Greek island of the Aegean Sea in the Mediterranean Sea. A city rich in treasures and legends, Heraklion is one of the most popular tourist destinations of the island. The taste of the Orient that you can breathe in Heraklion is continuously mixed with the spirit of classical Greece of which the city and its surroundings are imbued. The archaeological treasures allow tourists to take a dip in the past, while the colors and liveliness of the city centre refer to the vivacity of Arab and Middle Eastern locations.

Near Heraklion there is Knossos, with the remains of the palace of Minos where the legend tells there was the labyrinth inhabited by the Minotaur, the bull-man, killed by Theseus with the help of Queen Arianna. In the city there are monuments and treasures of inestimable value, many of which are present in the archaeological museum. The museum contains finds from excavations in the main sites of the island - Knossos, Archanes, Phaistos and Zakros - from the Neolithic, Mycenae, Greek and Rome age. Inside the rooms are displayed statues, frescoes, ceramics and jewelry.

Further info about Heraklion

The city of Heraklion is also an important commercial center, where shopping is a pleasure. In the historical centre, in Daedalou Street and 1866 Street, there are boutiques and craft shops, while very popular is the Saturday market. The centre is closed between the remains of the Venetian Walls of 1500, with the Martinengo bastion and the Gates of the Pantocrator. Other places to visit are Castello a Mare, also of Venetian origin, the arsenal and the city's main square, Plateia Eleftherias, with cafes and clubs. The main course of Heraklion is the August 25 way: in Venizelos Square there is located the famous fountain Morosini.

Not to be missed, both for adults and children, the natural history museum on the road to Knossos, with a rich botanical garden, and Thalassocosmos, the aquarium in Crete, a structure of 5000 square meters with more than 330 tanks of different marine species. Heraklion is accessible by air. The international airport of Heraklion is a few kilometers from the city and is reached by the main airline companies and many low cost airlines.

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Heraklion - 37 Hotels

5 star hotelGalaxy Iraklio Hotel

Galaxy Iraklio Hotel

75 Dimocratias Avenue, Heraklion

Located in an exclusive suburb of Heraklion a few steps from downtown and shopping streets, the Galaxy Iraklio Hotel, offers luxurious rooms with welcome amenities, Wi-Fi and work space. The hotel is especially...

3 star hotelAtrion Hotel

Atrion Hotel

9 I.Chronaki Street, Heraklion

Atrion Hotel is located in the heart of Heraklion, near the waterfront. The hotel boasts a delightful restaurant and free internet access. Air-conditioned rooms are welcoming and equipped with safe and modern...

3 star hotelKastro Hotel

Kastro Hotel

Theotokopoulou 22, Heraklion

Kastro Hotel is located near the Piazza dei Leoni, in Heraklion, only 500 m from the harbor and a short distance from the Archaeological Museum. This 3 star hotel, good value for money, allows easy access to the...

3 star hotelLato Boutique Hotel

Lato Boutique Hotel

15 Epimenidou Street, Heraklion

Lato Boutique Hotel is situated directly opposite the old Venetian fortress of Heraklion. The luxury hotel boasts a fitness room and a panoramic restaurant on the roof. The rooms include wireless access and some...

3 star hotelSofia Hotel

Sofia Hotel

Stadiou 57, Heraklion

The Sofia Hotel is a comfortable property situated in the beautiful city of Candia, near the airport. This hotel offers excellent value for money, and is perfect for visiting a place rich in history and natural...

4 star hotelCapsis Astoria Hotel

Capsis Astoria Hotel

11, Eleftherias Square, Heraklion

Capsis Astoria Hotel is located in the heart of Heraklion, near the Archaeological Museum and just 5 km from the airport. 4 stars, good value for money, this hotel has a rooftop pool with stunning views over the...

3 star hotelMarin Dream Hotel

Marin Dream Hotel

46 Epimenidou Str., Heraklion

Marin Dream Hotel, located a short distance from the port of Heraklion, offers beautiful views and an extensive breakfast buffet every morning. Well connected to Kazantzakis International Airport and the main...

2 star hotelAthinaiko Hotel

Athinaiko Hotel

Leof. Eth. Antistaseos 89, Heraklion

Athinaiko Hotel is located in the heart of Heraklion, near the port. Thanks to its central location, this hotel offers the ideal base to explore this charming town and its major attractions, including the...

Cosy Traditional House Daktyla

ApartmentCosy Traditional House Daktyla

Παπαναστασιου & Μαλλιων Μονοκατοικια, Heraklion

Olive Green Hotel

4 star hotelOlive Green Hotel

Idomeneos 22, Heraklion