Holiday rentals and lettings in Heraklion

Holiday rentals and lettings in Heraklion

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Highlights in Heraklion

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

Best Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Heraklion

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Holiday Rental for 6 People in Iraklio-Heraklio Region
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Iraklio-Heraklio Region
Holiday Rental • 150 m² • 3 Bedrooms
9.0
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Located in the traditional village of Pendamodi in the Heraklion area, the two-storey Christina Villa 3 of the Christina Villas complex offers the unique combination of peace along with modern comforts and easy access to the City life. At a distance of just 15kms from Heraklion, the capital of Crete, also the north beaches and the E4 walking path, Pendamodi is an ideal location for excursions to every corner of the island, even though few of the guests usually decide to leave the hospitality and warmth of Christina and of the village.Christina Villa has an architecture inspired from the loc...
from £207 / night
Holiday Rental for 2 People in Iraklio-Heraklio Region
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Iraklio-Heraklio Region
Holiday Rental • 50 m² • 1 Bedroom
10.0
Tradition meets comfort and luxury in these traditional villas located in the settlement Kato Asites, hardly 20 kilometres from Heraklion City.In a space of natural beauty we created a group of stone, self-contained and completely equipped villas, with combination of stone and timber. Facilities at Asion Lithos include a swimming pool, traditional stone-made oven, barbecue and lush green gardens.Asion Lithos combines all that the visitor wishes for: quietness, natural environment, wonderful view, luxury and tradition.The European Mountaineering Path E4 is near the hotel, for those who plan ...
from £150 / night
Holiday Rental for 4 People in Prassas, Iraklio-Heraklio Region
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Prassas, Iraklio-Heraklio Region
Holiday Rental • 25 m² • 1 Bedroom
10.0
This is a lavishly furnished with Ikea products apartment studio, very close to the airport and the nearby sandy beach in Heraklion. Located within a large property with garden and offers outside seating area with patio. Sleeps maximum 4 persons in one double bed and one double sofa bed. Air conditioned throughout, large bathroom with shower cabin, large 32 in Tv, fully equipped kitchenette and and very nice view of sea and garden. We offer our guests parking space nearby in safe area, all outside perimeter is monitored by cctv for security although we are located in a quiet rural area. The...
from £25 / night

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Current Holiday letting prices Heraklion

£115for 29 Jun - 6 Jul
£124 annual average
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Current holiday letting availability Heraklion

29%for 29 Jun - 6 Jul
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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!

Information about holiday lettings in Heraklion

🏡 Holiday lettings available: 260 properties.
💳 Discount available: up to -41%.
🌙 Minimum price per night: from £24.
⭐ Most popular amenities: Wi-Fi, air conditioning and balcony.
🐾 Pet-friendly: 33 properties.
👩‍👩‍👧‍👦 For families: 7% of the properties.
🏊 With pool: 32 properties.

FAQs: Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Heraklion

Which amenities can you find at the holiday lettings in Heraklion?

Among the amenities you can find on Holidu, it seems that the holiday lettings in Heraklion offer everything that holiday-makers need! Here, holiday lettings generally offer a variety of amenities, the most popular being: Wi-Fi (97%), air conditioning (95%), and balcony (81%)... Are you convinced yet?

How do travellers usually rate holiday lettings in Heraklion?

The holiday lettings in this destination are often well rated. 41% of the holiday lettings in Heraklion have an average score of 4.5 stars!

Are the holiday lettings in Heraklion suitable for travellers and their pets?

There is a fairly equal number of holiday lettings in Heraklion that accept pets and those that do not. Based on this, it's better if you don't delay in making your reservation so you can be sure your pet can travel with you.

Do the holiday lettings in Heraklion mostly come with Wi-Fi?

Certainly! According to Holidu's data, 97% of holiday lettings in Heraklion have an internet connection. You will be able to access your emails and favourite social media sites at any time!

What are the prices like for holiday lettings in Heraklion?

The majority of holiday lettings in Heraklion (96%) cost less than £100 per night. This is the dream destination for finding a cheap holiday letting!

Do the holiday lettings in Heraklion usually have a swimming pool?

Rarely. According to the information collected last year, most of the holiday lettings in Heraklion are not equipped with one.

Are the holiday lettings in Heraklion suitable for trips with several people or better for a holiday as a couple?

According to Holidu's information, 60% of holiday lettings are made for up to four people. Approximately 36% of the holiday lettings here include at least two separate bedrooms. Heraklion is the ideal destination for small groups of friends!

When planning a luxurious holiday in Heraklion, are holiday lettings a good choice?

Exactly! The holiday lettings are well-equipped in Heraklion. If you are looking for a unique holiday property, you shouldn't delay in making a reservation because 8% have a pool, 21% have a garden but none have a sauna. Also, if what you are looking for is a spacious property, 60% of the holiday lettings can accommodate groups of more than four adults and 21% have green spaces in their vicinity.

Are you able to enjoy a beautiful view and spend time outside at the holiday lettings in Heraklion?

81% of holiday lettings have a balcony or terrace, and 41% have a view. However, this does not represent the majority of properties here, so availability can be limited. If this is important to you, you should start your holiday planning early. Also, don't forget to use the filters that suit you the best to be sure to find what you are looking for. However, 21% of holiday lettings in Heraklion have gardens, where you can enjoy the outdoors.

If you want to organise a trip to Heraklion, what is the best time of the year?

According to the amenities found at the holiday lettings in Heraklion, it is the perfect destination both in summer and winter. This is because there are properties with swimming pools, air conditioning and even fireplaces. Therefore, you will be able to enjoy Heraklion when you feel like it.

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