|Top holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£191|
|Family holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£183|
|Romantic holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£193|
|Luxury holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£221|
|Budget holiday (Flight+Hotel)||£151|
Located in the heart of the Mediterranean, the city of Heraklion is located on Crete, the southernmost island in Europe. This Greek island offers white sand beaches, mountain villages, historical sites, beach bars, boutiques, and clear blue waters. The culturally rich city of Heraklion is your gateway to the wonders of Crete. With all this to offer, along with locals known for their hospitality, it's clear why Heraklion holidays are such a popular destination.
During the high season, between April and October, many charter and low cost airlines operate directly between the UK and Heraklion Airport. One can also fly to Athens, and then take a ferry from Piraeus to Heraklion, a trip that takes about 7 hours. During the summer Heraklion’s weather is at its finest and perfect for enjoying Amoudara beach. From June-September, the annual Heraklion Summer Arts Festival takes place, another bonus for holidaymakers who enjoy the arts. While the winter months bring cooler temperatures, it can be great for hiking, and there are less crowds. The bus system on Crete is extensive, making it easy to travel around the island, and Crete is also known for walking holidays.
Heraklion's Amoudora beach is a definite highlight in the warmer months, and its lively promenade is lined with cafes and bars, along with Technopolis, an open-air theatre and indoor cinema. For an activity for the whole family, be sure to visit the Cretaquarium or Aqualand, both will delight younger members of the family. For those interested in the cultural attractions, no holiday to Heraklion would be complete without a visit to the Palace of Knossos, an ancient Minoan site filled with legends. There are plenty of museums, including the Historical Museum of Crete, and the Iraklion Archeological Museum, both which provide a wealth of information on the cultures that have influenced the development of Heraklion.