Holiday rentals and lettings in Heraklion

Holiday rentals and lettings in Heraklion

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7 nights
£3,352
£2,663
£380 / night
21% discount
Mon, 11/04 - Mon, 18/04
Holiday rental for 12 people, with hot tub and garden as well as pool, child-friendly
12 pers.7 bedrooms
FREE cancellation
5.0
(2 reviews)

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£41
per night
Holiday rental for 5 people, with balcony
5 pers.2 bedrooms63m²6.5km to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.5
(2 reviews)
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£141
per night
Holiday rental for 7 people
7 pers.3 bedrooms141m²2.7km to the beach
FREE cancellation
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£39
per night
Holiday rental for 3 people
3 pers.1 bedroom35m²5.9km to the beach
FREE cancellation
5.0
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Holiday Rentals & Lettings in Heraklion

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£79
per night
Holiday rental for 6 people, with garden and view as well as pool, with pets
6 pers.3 bedrooms
4.4
(39 reviews)
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£51
per night
Holiday letting for 3 people, with balcony
3 pers.2 bedrooms75m²6km to the beach
5.0
(4 reviews)
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£29
per night
Holiday rental for 5 people, with ocean view and view as well as garden
5 pers.1 bedroom30m²1.7km to the beach
FREE cancellation
2.8
(2 reviews)
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£31
per night
Holiday rental for 3 people
3 pers.1 bedroom38m²8.3km to the beach
FREE cancellation
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£127
per night
Holiday rental for 4 people, with garden and pool
4 pers.2 bedrooms70m²
FREE cancellation
5.0
(3 reviews)
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£185
per night
Holiday rental for 6 people
6 pers.3 bedrooms195m²11.6km to the beach
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Pet-friendly Holiday Rentals & Lettings

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£73
per night
Holiday rental for 4 people, with pets
4 pers.2 bedrooms80m²
FREE cancellation
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£372
per night
Holiday rental for 8 people, with garden, with pets
8 pers.4 bedrooms1,500m²4.5km to the beach
FREE cancellation
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£82
per night
Holiday rental for 6 people, with hot tub and pool as well as terrace, with pets
6 pers.3 bedrooms200m²9.4km to the beach
4.5
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Holiday Rentals & Lettings with Pool

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£66
per night
Holiday letting for 2 people, with pool and garden as well as hot tub
2 pers.
5.0
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£88
per night
Holiday rental for 3 people, with pool and garden
3 pers.1 bedroom65m²
FREE cancellation
4.9
(3 reviews)
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£63
per night
Holiday rental for 2 people, with view and pool as well as garden
2 pers.1 bedroom50m²
FREE cancellation
4.7
(146 reviews)
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Holiday Rentals & Lettings with Internet

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£68
per night
Holiday rental for 5 people
5 pers.2 bedrooms70m²5.9km to the beach
FREE cancellation
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£25
per night
Holiday rental for 2 people
2 pers.1 bedroom35m²6.4km to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.1
(8 reviews)
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£85
per night
Holiday rental for 6 people
6 pers.2 bedrooms83m²5.9km to the beach
FREE cancellation
4.0
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Highlights in Heraklion

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

Most popular in Heraklion

Pool 47
Internet 220
Pets allowed 36
Balcony/Terrace 153
TV 188
Air conditioning 204

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£110
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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.

Holidays in Heraklion

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.

Travellers and activities

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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