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Fri, 13/08 - Fri, 20/08
£1,275-9%

7 nights
£1,157

Holiday rental for 6 people, with garden and pool, with pets6 pers., 3 bedrooms
4.4
(37 reviews)
Mon, 09/08 - Mon, 23/08
£4,075-12%

14 nights
£3,588

Holiday rental for 6 people, with hot tub and garden as well as pool and sauna, child-friendly6 pers., 3 bedrooms, 200m², 1.3km to the beach
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Wed, 01/09 - Wed, 15/09
£678-11%

14 nights
£603

Holiday rental for 3 people3 pers., 1 bedroom, 30m², 8.3km to the beach
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£51
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Holiday rental for 4 people, with balcony4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 75m², 5.6km to the beach
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4.2
(12 reviews)

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£58
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Holiday rental for 4 people4 pers., 1 bedroom, 38m², 5.2km to the beach
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5.0
(25 reviews)

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£63
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Holiday rental for 5 people5 pers., 1 bedroom, 5.6km to the beach
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£197
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Holiday rental for 5 people5 pers., 2 bedrooms, 4.2km to the beach
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£43
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Holiday rental for 2 people, with balcony2 pers., 1 bedroom, 28m², 5.1km to the beach
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£81
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Holiday rental for 4 people, child-friendly4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 70m², 5km to the beach
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5.0

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£64
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Holiday rental for 4 people, with balcony4 pers., 2 bedrooms, 90m², 4.1km to the beach
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£29
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Holiday rental for 4 people, with balcony and view4 pers., 1 bedroom, 6.3km to the beach
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4.5
(61 reviews)

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£129
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Holiday rental for 4 people, with view and garden4 pers., 2 bedrooms

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£284
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Holiday rental for 9 people, with pool and hot tub as well as garden, child-friendly9 pers., 4 bedrooms
4.7
(28 reviews)

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£33
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Holiday rental for 3 people3 pers., 2 bedrooms, 50m²

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£24
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Holiday rental for 5 people, with ocean view and view as well as garden5 pers., 1 bedroom, 30m², 1.7km to the beach
4.2
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£54
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Holiday rental for 4 people, with view and garden, child-friendly4 pers., 1 bedroom, 60m²
3.9
(5 reviews)

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£100
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Holiday rental for 3 people, with pets3 pers., 1 bedroom, 7.1km to the beach

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£548
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Holiday rental for 10 people, with garden and pool, with pets10 pers., 4 bedrooms, 9.2km to the beach
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£445
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Holiday rental for 9 people, with garden and pool9 pers., 4 bedrooms, 200m², 11.7km to the beach
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5.0
(3 reviews)

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£366
per night

Holiday rental for 12 people, with garden and sauna as well as hot tub and pool, child-friendly12 pers., 5 bedrooms, 9.2km to the beach
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5.0

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£212
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Holiday rental for 8 people, with garden and pool8 pers., 4 bedrooms, 150m², 10.5km to the beach
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4.7
(8 reviews)
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£54
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Holiday rental for 6 people6 pers., 2 bedrooms, 70m², 5.9km to the beach
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£59
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Holiday rental for 4 people, with ocean view and terrace4 pers., 1 bedroom, 4.5km to the beach
5.0
(7 reviews)

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£70
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Holiday rental for 4 people, with balcony4 pers., 1 bedroom, 55m², 5.4km to the beach
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4.5
(2 reviews)
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Highlights in Heraklion

  • Vibrant, historical city
  • Lovely beaches
  • Aquarium
  • Heritage buildings

Most popular in Heraklion

Internet 223
Balcony/Terrace 156
TV 187
Air conditioning 204
Garden 72
Parking 130
Washing machine 172
View 81
Heating 152

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Prices and availability

Prices

July
August
September
October
November
£130
12 Jun - 19 Jun
£104 per night
19 Jun - 26 Jun
£106 per night
26 Jun - 03 Jul
£111 per night
03 Jul - 10 Jul
£114 per night
10 Jul - 17 Jul
£114 per night
17 Jul - 24 Jul
£115 per night
24 Jul - 31 Jul
£116 per night
31 Jul - 07 Aug
£117 per night
07 Aug - 14 Aug
£118 per night
14 Aug - 21 Aug
£116 per night
21 Aug - 28 Aug
£116 per night
28 Aug - 04 Sep
£115 per night
04 Sep - 11 Sep
£111 per night
11 Sep - 18 Sep
£108 per night
18 Sep - 25 Sep
£106 per night
25 Sep - 02 Oct
£101 per night
02 Oct - 09 Oct
£104 per night
09 Oct - 16 Oct
£105 per night
16 Oct - 23 Oct
£95 per night
23 Oct - 30 Oct
£112 per night
30 Oct - 06 Nov
£127 per night
06 Nov - 13 Nov
£130 per night
13 Nov - 20 Nov
£126 per night
20 Nov - 27 Nov
£89 per night
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Availabilities

July
August
September
October
November
77 %
12 Jun - 19 Jun
57 %
19 Jun - 26 Jun
61 %
26 Jun - 03 Jul
56 %
03 Jul - 10 Jul
60 %
10 Jul - 17 Jul
59 %
17 Jul - 24 Jul
56 %
24 Jul - 31 Jul
55 %
31 Jul - 07 Aug
52 %
07 Aug - 14 Aug
56 %
14 Aug - 21 Aug
56 %
21 Aug - 28 Aug
60 %
28 Aug - 04 Sep
69 %
04 Sep - 11 Sep
68 %
11 Sep - 18 Sep
71 %
18 Sep - 25 Sep
73 %
25 Sep - 02 Oct
74 %
02 Oct - 09 Oct
74 %
09 Oct - 16 Oct
76 %
16 Oct - 23 Oct
73 %
23 Oct - 30 Oct
77 %
30 Oct - 06 Nov
72 %
06 Nov - 13 Nov
72 %
13 Nov - 20 Nov
70 %
20 Nov - 27 Nov
70 %
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Heraklion

A fairy-tale capital

Heraklion is the capital of Crete and a beautiful port city with a fairy-tale vibe. Within the town, you can find a plethora of holiday rentals with balcony views overlooking the ancient churches and squares, while outside of the urban area you can choose from a wide range of houses set in the divine Crete countryside, whilst remaining within easy reach of all the town has to offer.

Lettings in one of the world’s most appealing islands

Heraklion boasts modern one and two bedroom properties with unforgettable balcony views over the town’s most iconic sights. Look for the options to the west of the town that flank Ammoudara beach and offer views to die for over the Aegean Sea. To the south of the town, spectacular houses abound that embody luxury countryside living. They cater to groups of all sizes and come with sumptuous swimming pools, patios with mountain views, open and spacious living areas, and BBQs. A little further, but still just 15 minutes south of the town centre and you can find some lovely holiday rentals around Archanas, a blaze of colour and creativity.

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The area and getting around

Take a magical journey to Crete

Heraklion is located on the north of Crete and is the hub from where all people arrive and leave the island. There are two ways to get to Heraklion. The conventional (by plane to its international airport), and the unconventional (by ferry from Athens). We highly recommend the latter! An overnight journey, you save on the cost of a hotel, and there is no more spectacular way to arrive at ancient Heraklion than by sea!

Strike out and be different!

Many travellers arrive to Heraklion and continue on to more resort-like parts of the island without giving themselves enough time to see the local sites. Don’t make this mistake! The town is full of history and attractions. It boasts a fantastic waterfront and old town with well-priced restaurants, highly-rated museums, and whimsical squares where you can spend the afternoon watching the bustling Cretian world go by.

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Heraklion for lovers of heritage

Heraklion is a delight for lovers of architecture and tradition. Don’t miss Loggia Town Hall (Crete's best-preserved Venetian building and free to enter), Cathedral of St. Minas (the largest church in Crete, renowned for its extensive religious iconography), Morosini Fountain (dating back to 1628, the centre of action in the old city), and Agios Titos Church (with a history stretching back a full ten centuries). Asides from these landmarks, the town of Heraklion has an architectural delight to be discovered on every street corner!

Heraklion for beach buffs

Heraklion’s No.1 beach is called Ammoudara, conveniently located just 15 minutes from the centre of town. Come for the golden sand and clean, clear waters, soft sand that slopes gently into the sea (ideal for kids), a plenitude of free sun loungers, and excellent cafes and bars right on the beach. Or why not take in the hippy vibe at Matala? A beach and restaurant destination, Matala is a wildly popular destination for day trippers from Heraklion. The sea is crystal clear and deep, the tabernas rustic and well-priced, and the locals especially friendly.

Looking for a souvenir to mark your trip to Heraklion? Then seek out a piece of jewellery with an image of a bee, the symbol of the city!

Top 5 travel tips in Heraklion

1. Stroll the old town

Heraklion grew up around the sea, and still today, the old town is orientated around the harbour. The old fortress walls, which were once supposed to protect the Cretan capital from attacks, still house impressive buildings from the Renaissance and Baroque periods.

2. Spend an afternoon at the aquarium

A great day awaits both kids and adults at Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos, with 32 huge glass tanks containing from the most delicate of seahorses to aggressive hunter sharks. The background music is calming and soothing, and the environment very natural, with the tanks placed on a backdrop of rocks, sand, and seaweed.

3. Discover Koules Fortress

An impressive Venetian fortress dating from the 1500s. Magnificent wooden doors open into rooms replete with period pieces. The walls are 8 metres thick, making it a great place to visit in the heat of the day!

4. Learn about the fascinating natural history of Crete

The Natural History Museum of Crete is highly rated by its visitors. Visitors love the earthquake simulation, dinosaur displays, and the children's interactive area where children can experiment with light, mirrors and optical illusions. The entrance fee is also great value for money!

5. Start the morning with the city’s beloved bougatsa.

. Bougatsa is a delicious creamy delight made from filo pastry and topped with a dusting of cinnamon. Make sure to try the mithzira cheese version with honey. It might be your first, but it definitely won’t be your last!

FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Heraklion

What is the average price of holiday lettings in Heraklion?

Our data shows that Heraklion has an average price of £102.04 per night, which is a relatively high one under the cities in Greece.

When can you get the best deals on holiday rentals in Heraklion?

Those who want to be budget-friendly should visit Heraklion in March, February, and November the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of £78.02, £81.55, and £81.93 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.

In which months is it more expensive to rent a holiday letting in Heraklion?

It can be concluded, analysing the data for the year 2020, that the cost per night for accommodation is usually higher, on average, during the months of August (£131.81), July (£120.67), and June (£120.11).

Is Heraklion a good location for a spontaneous getaway?

To get to know Heraklion, you don't need to be very organised in advanced. It has a high annual average availability of 57%, which leaves room for spontaneity.

What time of the year can I find more available holiday rentals?

The best months to find available accommodation in Heraklion are June (the average amount of properties that are free reached 66.5% of the total in 2020), May (66.2%), and October (60.6%).

Which months is it more difficult to find available rentals?

The month with the highest average booked rental figures is August (only 45.6% of properties were available on average in 2019). Followed by February (52.2%), and March (53.25%).

Are there many holiday lettings in Heraklion?

In Heraklion we collaborate with 21 different providers to give you a choice of 460 properties, so you will not be short of options!

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