Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Heraklion, 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 private pools. Prices start at $59 per night, and villas and condos 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

Cobblestones and cafes in Heraklion

Crete's captivating capital, Heraklion, is a labyrinth of cobbled streets, sun-dappled squares and sidewalk cafes. It's the beating heart of the island and is home to most of its big-ticket sights and attractions. Spend your days exploring world-class museums, devouring Cretan cuisine and strolling around the revitalized waterfront district. Craving a dose of Mediterranean sunshine? With private pools and sunny terraces, Heraklion vacation rentals ensure you'll leave with a golden glow.

Things to do

Step back in time at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum

The city's star attraction is the cavernous Heraklion Archaeological Museum. It's housed in an elegant Bauhaus building and is filled with treasures dating back to the Neolithic era. From pottery and frescoes to jewelry and sarcophagi, it's a captivating window into Crete's colorful past. Continue the theme at Koules Fortress, a 16th-century stronghold turned history museum. You can run your hands over Venetian cannons, check out shipwrecked artifacts and head up to the rooftop for sweeping views over the harbor.


Wine and dine in scrumptious Heraklion

One of Heraklion's biggest draws is its smorgasbord of dining options. Keep things simple with local specialties, such as "dakos" bruschetta, flaky cheese pies and juicy gyros. Or, tantalize your palate with heirloom produce, organic meats, freshly caught seafood and wine-soaked snails, served up by the city's top establishments. Wash it down with a glass of local Cretan wine on the terrace of your Heraklion vacation rentals villa. For a dose of sun and sand, grab your Turkish towel and head to Ammoudara Beach, a golden stretch that's fringed by turquoise water.


Mediterranean bliss in Heraklion

Heraklion is at its best in the summer. Expect sultry temperatures and plenty of sunshine, especially from June to August. Gorgeous weather makes Heraklion a top pick for honeymooners. Heraklion vacation rentals keep things romantic with boutique decor, secluded settings and an intimate atmosphere. If you want to beat the crowds, consider visiting in late spring or early fall. You'll enjoy cooler weather, quieter beaches and irresistible shoulder season rates. Although winter temperatures dip into the 50s, there is still plenty of sunshine. You could also catch some of Crete's best festivals, including the high-energy Rethymnon Carnival.

Natural features

Discover Heraklion's silvery olive groves

Heraklion is located on the northern coast of Crete, Greece's largest island. It sits in the Mediterranean Sea and is known for its stunning sandy beaches, rugged mountains and postcard-perfect villages. The city is serviced by its own international airport which makes touching down in Heraklion a cinch. Venture inland and you'll find yourself surrounded by a patchwork of silvery olive groves and leafy vineyards. There's plenty on offer for intrepid travelers, including hiking in Samaria Gorge, cycling along the Lasithi Plateau and trekking in the White Mountains.

How to get there

How to get to and around Heraklion

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

How many vacation rentals are available around Heraklion, GR?

Our 2021 property listings offer a large selection of 965 vacation rentals around Heraklion. From 371 villa rentals to 336 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 popular point of interests near where I can stay when traveling to Heraklion?

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

  • Palace of Knossos: 1,285 vacation rentals
  • Hania Gate: 1,253 vacation rentals
  • Panayia Akrotiriani: 1,252 vacation rentals
  • Heraklion Town Hall: 1,257 vacation rentals
  • Knossos Archaeological Site: 1,283 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Heraklion listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Heraklion?

Yes, of course. Vrbo has 371 Villas in Heraklion. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Heraklion include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 336 rentals available
  • Houses: 596 rentals available
  • Studios: 333 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Resorts and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Heraklion?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 470 vacation rentals with pool available in Heraklion. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.