Discover a selection of 3,000 holiday rentals in Heraklion, GR that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo holiday homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including baby high chair and dryer. Prices start at £ 38 per night, and chalets and hotels are popular options for a stay in Heraklion. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

The beachside setting of Heraklion is ready to explore

Enjoy the museums and other features of Heraklion. This romantic city is known for its beaches, shopping and cafes. Are you looking for specific amenities for your getaway? Many of our holiday rentals feature full kitchens and laundry facilities.

Things to do

Sightseeing in and around Heraklion

Are you hoping to find attractions to see during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Heraklion a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Watercity Waterpark (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
  • Crete Golf Club (16.7 mi / 26.8 km)
  • Labyrinth Park (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • Acqua Plus Water Park (16.9 mi / 27.2 km)
  • Alternative Crete (18.9 mi / 30.4 km)
  • Aquaworld Aquarium (19.1 mi / 30.8 km)
Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Heraklion

Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, Heraklion is a great place to get outside. Here are some of the area’s most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ammoudara Beach (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
  • Gouves Beach (16.4 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Labyrinth Park (16.8 mi / 27 km)
  • Agia Pelagia Beach (18.8 mi / 30.3 km)
  • Mononaftis Beach (19.5 mi / 31.4 km)
  • Sarandaris Beach (19.6 mi / 31.6 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Heraklion

Fly into Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis), the closest airport, located 13.5 mi (21.7 km) from the city centre.

What are the top holiday rentals in Heraklion?

Elegant mansions, unique treehouses and cosy cottages — everyone's ideal getaway is different. Whatever you're into, you're sure to find something that makes your heart skip a beat among our top holiday rentals in Heraklion:

  • "Anopolis Heraklion: Villa Fabrica": If you're searching for someplace in Hersonissos with 2 bedrooms and plenty of charm, consider this escape. Amenities include pet-friendly services and cookware, dishware and utensils.
  • "Rare 5th Floor Penthouse Take A Peek 100 + 5 Star Reviews": Located in Petrokefalo, this sought-after getaway has 1 bedroom and lots of handy amenities. Free WiFi and a blender are just a couple you'll find here.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Heraklion holiday rental for you.

What are the top-rated holiday rentals for weekend getaways in Heraklion?

If you're after an escape from the rat race, we've got the perfect antidote. Return home feeling on top of the world after a weekend getaway in Heraklion at one of these top-rated rentals:

  • "Your Home Away From Home": A couple of days away at this Analipsi stay will have you feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Useful amenities here include optional golf privileges and a stovetop. When it's time to go adventuring, Australian Reptile Park and Currawong Beach are among the nearby natural attractions.
  • "Stironas Villa": Located in Minoa Pediada, this getaway comes with a stovetop and beach towels. Don't miss Dikteon Cave and Stalis Beach while you're here.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in Heraklion?

Easy to keep clean and with everything you need at arm's reach, studio apartments are a terrific option if you're travelling alone or with your significant other. If you're looking for somewhere small and intimate to call home for a few nights, take a look at these studio apartments for rent in Heraklion:

  • "Rare 5th Floor Penthouse Take A Peek 100 + 5 Star Reviews" is a cosy getaway Petrokefalo. You'll have plenty of amenities to take advantage of here, including a stovetop and nearby museums. When you're ready to get out and explore some of the area's cultural attractions, Asolo Theatre for the Performing Arts and Salvador Dali Museum should be among your first stops.
  • Alternatively, get cosy at "Traditional Guesthouse For 2 Persons In Myrtia" which offers an oven, a kitchen and more. Located in Myrtia, sights such as Palace of Knossos and Vathypetro will appeal to your inner culture vulture.

Can I find short term rentals in Heraklion?

Short-term rentals come in all budgets, shapes and sizes in Heraklion. Whether you're organising a mini break with the family or a night or two with some buddies, we'll help you find the perfect property. Here are some irresistible options:

  • Close to the centre of Analipsi, "Your Home Away From Home" is suited to a short-term stay. Use it as your base to uncover top nearby attractions, including Magenta Shores Golf Course and Soldiers Beach.
  • Come for the comforts of "Stironas Villa", stay for the intriguing sights around it. This getaway in Minoa Pediada puts you near Minos-Miliarikis, Vathypetro and other highlights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in Heraklion?

A romantic weekend getaway in Heraklion is a surefire way to rekindle the passion. Light some fancy candles, grab your honey by the hand and get set to watch the sparks fly at one of these escapes:

  • "Anopolis Heraklion: Villa Fabrica" in Hersonissos was just made for whispering sweet nothings in each other's ear. It's full of nice touches, including a fireplace and massage services.
  • Alternatively, plan an amorous weekend escape at "Rare 5th Floor Penthouse Take A Peek 100 + 5 Star Reviews". Located in Petrokefalo, it offers a fireplace, winery tours and other bonuses.

What's the best place to stay if you're looking to rent a house for a weekend in Heraklion?

If you want a serving of vitamin "sea," look for holiday homes at Stalis Beach in Stalida. Catch a glorious sunrise, do some yoga along the shore, enjoy seafood lunches at cosy cafés ... Even if you only have two or so days to spare, there are so many ways to rest and relax in this endearing corner of Heraklion.

What are the best large group holiday rentals in Heraklion?

If you're planning to take a getaway to remember, don't travel alone; bring the whole crew along. You'll have a lot more fun sharing the adventure with friends and family. These holiday rentals in Heraklion are ideal for larger groups:

  • "An Estate, With Two Private Pools": This popular holiday rental is an excellent option for large groups staying in Archanes-Asterousia. It has 9 bedrooms and lots of great amenities, including mountain views and a kitchen.
  • "Sunlight Villa With Private Pool For Families And Friends To Enjoy": You'll get your crew's seal of approval at this Nikos Kazantzakis option which features mountain views, a garden and more. It has 5 bedrooms that will easily accommodate your loved ones.

Are there large holiday rentals that sleep 30 or more in Heraklion?

If you're planning to host a huge family get-together or a special event like a wedding in Heraklion, you won't have to worry about anyone missing out. We've got an excellent range of large holiday rentals that'll fit as many people as you like. Here are a couple of great examples:

  • "Junior Villa Full Sea View For 8 Holiday makers": With 2 bedrooms sleeping up to 30 people, this property in Piskopiano will give you all the room you need. A swimming pool and mountain views are some of the amenities available here.
  • "Luxury Villa Beachfront 5 Bedrooms 10": Everyone can join in the fun at this popular option in Feriendorf Eichwald. It has 5 bedrooms and can accommodate up to 99 guests comfortably. Top amenities here include a nearby waterfront and a garden.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in Heraklion?

You'll have your pick of houses with a pool in Heraklion, so don your swimsuit and get ready to spend your days chilling by the water. Here are two popular options that are sure to entice you:

  • Kids, parents, uncles, aunts — everyone will love relaxing by the pool at "Stone House In The Inland Not Far From Beaches And Places Eimaligen". Treat the whole family on a break at this Liverpool rental house which also comes with a barbecue grill and daily housekeeping services.
  • "Agioklima Traditional Cretan House" in Petrokefalo is another top pick. There's a lot to love about this place besides its pool, such as coffee and tea making facilities and a living room.

What are the best large family holiday rentals in Heraklion?

We've got large family holiday rentals that'll fit almost everybody — yep, even that long-lost cousin of yours! Whatever type of property you require, you'll find the best option on Vrbo. Here are two of our favourites in Heraklion:

  • For family-friendly getaways in Analipsi, "Your Home Away From Home" is a great choice. It offers 3 bedrooms and can fit up to 9 lucky guests. Cable/satellite TV services and a swimming pool are among the handy amenities you'll find here.
  • Or, treat the gang to a week at "Villa In Archanes With 3 Bedrooms". This Mediterranean Sea fave has 3 bedrooms and can easily accommodate 7 people. Settle in and enjoy amenities including coffee and tea making facilities and a toaster.

If you're on the lookout for family-friendly attractions in Heraklion, you're spoiled for choice. Star Beach Water Park, Cretaquarium and Acqua Plus Water Park promise fun for young and old.

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