Discover a selection of 1,500 vacation rentals in Heraklion Region, GR that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including swimming pools and kitchens. Prices start at $78 per night, and villas and condos are popular options for a stay in Heraklion Region. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
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Destination guide

Greek island escapes in the Heraklion Region of Crete

Travelers flock to the Heraklion Region for beach-filled vacations on the Greek island of Crete, where sandy fun mingles with historic discoveries. Stretching from the north to south shore of the island, this region is home to the capital city of Heraklion, the ruins of old palaces and fortresses and a collection of wineries you can visit for tasting tours. When it comes time to select your Heraklion Region vacation rental, you'll find options scattered from coast to coast, many boasting stunning views over the Sea of Crete and amenities like private pools, perfect for summer days on the island.

Things to do

Ancient vibes in the Heraklion Region

Greece is well known for its ancient ruins, and the Heraklion Region holds many treasures of its own, with a massive archeological site to explore, just outside of the capital city here. The Palace of Knossos belonged to the Minoan civilization from 1,000s of years ago and you can visit the preserved site today, on your own or with a tour guide. To gain more insight into these ruins before your excursion, step into the Heraklion Archaeological Museum downtown, where more than 5,000 years of heritage is preserved in the artifacts and art works collected from all over the island.

Activities

Island and beach hopping in the Heraklion Region

Crete is the largest island in Greece, so there are plenty of activities to fill vacation days here. However, the region also offers convenient access to a number of other islands and the mainland, thanks to a ferry terminal on the Sea of Crete in Heraklion. Scenic day trips are available from local cruise vendors, making it easy to sightsee from a central hub on Crete. Of course, the island boasts its own ways to enjoy the sea as well, with gorgeous beaches on both sides of the Heraklion Region offering quiet spots to soak up some sunshine.

Weather

Heraklion Region for every season

There's no bad time to visit the Heraklion Region, as half of the year is warm and dry for beach days, and the other half is quiet and calm, with cool weather perfect for hiking and exploring archeological sites. If you've come for the beaches, you'll be most comfortable from late spring through early fall. Summers get quite hot, though, so look for one of many Heraklion Region vacation rentals that come with a pool, for cooling off. Winter, though much too chilly for swimming, stays well above freezing point and offers a break from the crowds.

Natural features

From the mountains to the beaches of the Heraklion Region

The varied terrains of the Heraklion Region include everything from stretches of sand on the north and south shores, to hilly stretches in the middle of the island, with mountain scenes looming all around. The northern side sits on the Sea of Crete, with plentiful sandy beaches and views over the glistening blue waters from many of the Heraklion Region vacation rentals here. The southern end of the island is a quiet escape, where you'll find sandy coves that feel like a private oasis. Whichever area you choose, you'll be treated to stunning sunsets over the sea each evening.

How many vacation rentals are available around Heraklion Region, GR?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,685 vacation rentals around Heraklion Region. From 639 villa rentals to 526 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Heraklion Region?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Heraklion Region. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Hersonissos: 909 vacation rentals
  • Iraklio: 771 vacation rentals
  • Malia: 453 vacation rentals
  • Malevizi: 805 vacation rentals
  • Achlada: 805 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Heraklion Region! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Heraklion Region?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Heraklion Region:

  • Hersonissos: 909 rentals
  • Iraklio: 771 rentals
  • Malia: 453 rentals
  • Malevizi: 805 rentals
  • Faistos: 409 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Heraklion Region?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Heraklion Region. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Museum of El Greco: 1,159 rentals
  • Stalis Beach: 1,171 rentals
  • Panayia Akrotiriani: 1,016 rentals
  • Sarandaris Beach: 862 rentals
  • Kornarou Square: 1,028 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Heraklion Region listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.