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Where to stay in Heraklion

If you’re considering a trip to Heraklion, you’ve come to the right place. There are 400 holiday rentals available all over Heraklion, and we’re confident you’ll find a place that meets your needs and your budget. Affordable vacation rentals in Heraklion start at a nightly rate of $14, with 20% of properties priced under $42 per night. Whether you’re on the hunt for a spacious home near Minoan Palace of Knossos, a hotel room close to Morosini Lions Fountain, or a place that also gives you close access to Heraklion — our goal is to help you find exactly what you need. VacationRenter offers a wide selection of properties from top travel companies like Airbnb, Vrbo, HomeAway,, and many more. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a solo travel expedition, going on a Greek honeymoon to Heraklion, or planning a trip for a group of 9, we can match you with rental accommodations that sleep everyone comfortably. Time to make that Greece vacation you’ve been dreaming about a reality.

Where Is Heraklion in Greece?

Located on the Grecian island of Crete, Heraklion is located between Rethymno and Lasithi. Situated northwest of Knossos, the city lies on the island’s north coast along the Sea of Crete. Heraklion is the capital of its eponymous regional unit — and the highest peak in Crete, Mount Ida, is located just over an hour’s drive from the city.

What Is Heraklion, Greece Known For?

As the capital of Crete and Greece's fifth-largest city, Heraklion is famed for its impressive archaeological treasures, incredibly fascinating museums, picturesque villages, and a vast valley populated by vineyards and olive groves. Heraklion is home to low-key urban sophistication, emphasized by a thriving café and restaurant scene, excellent retail amenities, and bustling nightlife. Explore the ancient walls that dominate the old city, discover the revitalized waterfront that invites afternoon promenades, and walk around the historic center punctuated by buzzing squares that are bursting with old-world charm.

Home-types in Heraklion

Heraklion has a variety of property types for you to consider when booking a trip. Here are the most popular property types in Heraklion:

Points of interests in Heraklion

Heraklion has several popular points of interest for you to check out when visiting the area. Here are the most popular points of interest in Heraklion:

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