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Discover a selection of 104 homes, 338 apartments and other holiday rentals in Heraklion that are perfect for your trip. Whether you're travelling with family, friends or just your furry companion, holiday homes have the amenities that you expect for your stay, including parking and a TV. What you'll find is a property to rent that has what everyone needs, including places that are non-smoking or accessible.

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Take in the waterfront beauty of Heraklion

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.

Activities and attractions in Heraklion

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:

  • Watercity Waterpark (6.9 mi / 11.1 km)
  • Labyrinth Park (13 mi / 20.9 km)
  • Crete Golf Club (13.2 mi / 21.3 km)
  • Acqua Plus Water Park (13.6 mi / 21.8 km)
  • Aquaworld Aquarium (14.5 mi / 23.3 km)
  • Star Beach Water Park (15.5 mi / 24.9 km)

Exploring the natural landscape of Heraklion

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:

  • Ammoudara Beach (2.9 mi / 4.6 km)
  • Agia Pelagia Beach (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
  • Mononaftis Beach (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Gouves Beach (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Labyrinth Park (13 mi / 20.9 km)
  • Sarandaris Beach (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)

Transport options to and around Heraklion

Fly into Heraklion (HER-Nikos Kazantzakis), the closest airport, located 2.3 mi (3.7 km) from the city centre.

Frequently asked questions

What are the top holiday rentals in or near Heraklion?

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:

  • Around 35 miles from the centre of Heraklion, it's difficult to beat "Agios Nikolaos: Fissi Villas Agios Nikolaos". It has 2 bedrooms and a range of conveniences like cable/satellite TV services and WiFi.
  • "Villa Anastasia Prines" is another top-notch choice, offering 3 bedrooms, air conditioning, children's games and more. It's around 40 miles from Heraklion.

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 or near Heraklion?

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:

  • If exploring the great outdoors is a main priority for you, book a day or two at "The Spacious. Boutique Apt. At City Centre". Around 0.1 miles west of Heraklion, it's close to Crete Golf Club and Stalis Beach. Amenities at this retreat include a nearby marina and towels.
  • Also look into "The Penthouse. Central Apt. With Magnificent View", which is around 0.1 miles west of Heraklion. After exploring nearby natural attractions like Trypiti Beach and Lasinthos Eco Park, put your feet up in your rental and make use of an iron and ironing board, heating and more.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around 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:

  • Explore your surroundings and then sleep soundly at "The Central Apt. At The Heart Of Historical City Centre". This holiday rental is a popular base for sightseeing and offers amenities including an oven and nearby museums.
  • "The Spacious. Boutique Apt. At City Centre" is another top option. Settle in and take advantage of nearby museums, a stovetop and more.

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.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Heraklion?

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:

  • Nice and close to the centre of Heraklion, "The Spacious. Boutique Apt. At City Centre" is ideal for a mini break. While you're about, be sure to visit top sights like Mount Ida and Sfendoni Cave.
  • "The Penthouse. Central Apt. With Magnificent View" is another wonderful option. We suggest adding Museum of Grylios and Nikos Xylouris Home to your must-do list when it's time to sightsee.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near 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:

  • Around 7 miles from Heraklion, "Anopolis Heraklion: Villa Fabrica" is an ideal place for starry-eyed couples. A resort and a fireplace are just some of the many amenities here.
  • Otherwise, spend a few days sipping wine and canoodling at "The Central Apt. At The Heart Of Historical City Centre", around 0.1 miles from Heraklion. Winery tours and air conditioning will help set the mood for romance.

Are there mansions for rent in or near Heraklion?

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:

  • Situated about 30 miles to the west of Heraklion, "Villa Cardia An Old Mansion Close To The Sea" is the ideal place for a luxurious escape. Nice touches here include a fireplace and a swimming pool.
  • Another great option is "Villa Manthos, Traditional Cretan Mansion". Around 20 miles to the west of Heraklion, this swanky holiday rental represents the height of high-class living and offers a fireplace, a garden and more.

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

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.

What are the best large group holiday rentals in or near Heraklion?

Sneak a look at these large group holiday rentals in or near Heraklion and forget about leaving anyone off your guest list:

  • You'll have ample space to spread out at "Chandax Luxury Villa In Heraklion City Centre". Around 0.1 miles northwest of Heraklion, this generously sized property has 3 bedrooms accommodating up to 13 guests. It comes with a host of amenities, including a beach view and a fireplace.
  • "Arispalace 300m² Villa With Private Pool" is another awesome option. It's around 6 miles to the southeast of Heraklion, has 3 bedrooms and sleeps up to 12 guests. A beach view and a water park are just a couple of things designed to make your visit more comfortable.

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

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:

  • Pack your swim gear and book a few days or more at "Marianthi's House - Archeological Museum". There are plenty of other great amenities here, including a microwave oven and free toiletries.
  • Spend leisurely days swimming or just unwinding by the water at "19th Century Old Town House". This holiday rental is another sought-after option and comes with a garden, coffee and tea making facilities and more.

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.

What are the best large family holiday rentals in or near Heraklion?

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:

  • Sleeping as many as 13 guests in 3 bedrooms, "Chandax Luxury Villa In Heraklion City Centre" is the ideal place to spend quality time with the family. This popular retreat is 0.1 miles to the northwest of Heraklion and has amenities that include a porch and a nearby bay.
  • "Luxury Villa Karteros" also has the space you need to share special moments with loved ones. This option is around 4 miles to the east of Heraklion, and accommodates 7 guests in its 3 bedrooms. A toaster and childrens activities will help keep everyone content and comfortable.

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.

What are the best large houses to rent with indoor pools in or near Heraklion?

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:

  • Unpack your bags at "Villa Thea Amazing 6 Bedroom Villa With A Heated Indoor And Outdoor Swimming Pool" and look forward to lazy poolside days. This sprawling pad has 6 bedrooms that sleep up to 16 guests along with many other great amenities. A fireplace and a kitchen are among them.
  • Another enticing option is "Hermes Grand Luxury Beachfront Villa And Spaprivate Beach". With 9 bedrooms accommodating up to 22 people, you can invite your entire crew to swim, lounge and hang out. A nearby waterfront and a beach view are other amenities your guests can enjoy here.

Want to see more options? Find your ideal stay by using the search bar at the top of the page. Simply adjust the filters to find the Heraklion holiday rental that's perfect for you.

Are there one-bedroom holiday rentals in or near Heraklion?

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:

  • Take a sneak peek at "The Central Apt. At The Heart Of Historical City Centre", a fabulous centrally located one-bedroom holiday property. A kitchen and an oven are available for use here.
  • Or maybe "The Spacious. Boutique Apt. At City Centre" is a better match. Another central one-bedroom option, this place comes with a kitchen, nearby museums and more.

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