Come and experience Heraklion and its museums, monuments and history. This city's cafes, shopping and local tours draw many visitors. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.
Are you hoping to find attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Heraklion a one-of-a-kind holiday spot. These are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:
Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to take in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your holiday in Heraklion. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:
Fly into Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis), the closest airport, located 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from the city centre.
The heart wants what the heart wants, and right now it wants to go on holiday. Now's the time to pack your suitcase and retreat to one of these top holiday rentals in or near Heraklion:
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Your working week will fly by if you've got something spectacular organised for the weekend. Give yourself something nice to look forward to by arranging a stay at one of these top weekend getaways in or near Heraklion:
Typically compact, easy on the wallet and well located, it's hard not to fall for the appeal of a studio apartment. Settle into one of these holiday rentals and discover the culture of Heraklion up close:
There are loads of sights around Heraklion you shouldn't miss. Feed your inner culture lover with a visit to Museum of Ancient Eleutherna and Vathypetro.
Now and then, you've just got to take a break from it all, even if it's only for one or two days. Enjoy a nice mix of adventure and relaxation at one of these short-term rentals in or around Heraklion:
Forget chocolates and flowers. Sometimes all you need is to escape for a weekend, just you and your honey. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Heraklion that would make even Cupid swoon. Here are some to tempt you:
You'll find some magnificent mansions for rent in and around Heraklion. If you want somewhere with ample room as well as a serious wow factor, these stunners will tick all your boxes:
Approximately 10 miles from Heraklion, Dhafnes is an excellent place to escape to if you're pressed for time but want to get away. Spend your days exploring this popular semi-rural town and your nights unwinding at one of our wonderful holiday homes. Or, take a look at our range of houses in the residential township of Petrokefalo, about 8 miles from Heraklion.
Sneak a look at these large group holiday rentals in or near Heraklion and forget about leaving anyone off your guest list:
A pool is often a must-have amenity when choosing where to spend your holiday, especially if you're taking the kids. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Heraklion and spend your days splashing about:
Curious what the weather's like in Heraklion? It has a mediterranean climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging from 75null to 80null. If you're searching for more inspiration on places to stay in this exciting destination, use the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to scroll through our entire range of Heraklion holiday rentals.
It's always more fun when you share those precious memories with the ones you care about the most. Whether you're organising a family break or catching up with friends, we'll have a large holiday rental that's perfect for you. Here are two of our best in and around Heraklion:
When it's time to step outside your front door, there are lots of family-friendly attractions in the area to keep everyone happy. Cretaquarium, Watercity Waterpark and Dinosauria Park should be top of your to-do list.
Add an extra touch of luxury to your getaway by staying someplace with a private indoor pool. These large houses in or near Heraklion have a swimming space that's all your own, along with lots of room for whoever you're bringing with you:
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Romantic retreats, business trips or adventures of the solo kind — a single-bedroom holiday rental works for all sorts of occasions. One of these options in or near Heraklion is sure to be just right: