Discover a selection of 1,000 vacation rentals in Iraklio, 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 $68 per night, and villas and condos are popular options for a stay in Iraklio. 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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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 Iraklio, GR?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 771 vacation rentals around Iraklio. From 294 villa rentals to 257 condo and apartment rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

Can I rent a beach property in Iraklio?

Waking up in the morning to sea views and the soothing sound of waves crashing to the shore. Isn't this the stuff vacation fantasies are made of? Fortunately, there are 211 beachside vacation homes to cast yourself away to. Of course, that might not be your style. Fortunately, Vrbo has tons more options, including:

  • 176 village vacation rentals.
  • 157 seaside vacation rentals.
  • 141 ocean-view vacation rentals.

Can I rent a villa in Iraklio?

Whether you're planning a family reunion, a rendezvous with friends or a celebration, there's plenty of room for everyone when you choose a private villa. Just remember to call dibs on the best bedroom! In this destination, you'll find 296 options to pick from. Rates start from $56 a night. Or maybe you'd rather go for one of the area's other popular rental types, like:

  • Apartment: 264 vacation homes. Prices start from $22 per night.
  • House: 166 vacation homes. Prices start from $29 per night.
  • Hotel: 85 vacation homes. Prices start from $30 per night.

Can I stay in Iraklio in a large group?

There's nothing more exciting than exploring somewhere entirely new with friends and family. The best news is Vrbo has options suitable for large groups. The most popular choice for larger groups here are villa vacation homes, and we have 61 available. The lodging options that are perfect for large numbers around here include:

  • Are you looking for vacation homes that can fit 6 vacationers? We have 129 that will fit the bill. Prices begin from just $68 per night.
  • If you have 5 in your squad, you'll be delighted to hear that there are 112 vacation homes perfect. The starting price is $45 a night.
  • Planning a trip away with a group of 8? We have 57 vacation homes that will be perfect. Prices start from $98 a night.

You and all your buddies will be in good hands when you book your Iraklio getaway with us!

Where are the cheapest rentals in Iraklio?

Vrbo has a variety of terrific budget-concious rentals. Treat your crew to a fancy night out or stay for a few extra days with all the money you save. You can count on there being a fantastic deal waiting for you in Ammoudara. With 7 rentals on offer at an average price of $136 a night, staying in this popular area is sure to get your trip off to a flying start!