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Heraklion Vacation Package Deals

Let the clever crew at Orbitz craft the best-value flight and hotel packages for you. If you want to plan your dream Heraklion vacation, you're on the right track!

Packaging your bookings is one of the simplest ways to save money. Select your preferred airfares, hotels, rental cars and experiences to save as much as $369^!

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Heraklion Travel Guide

Where is Heraklion?

The excitement's beginning to bubble inside. You're on the verge of booking a ticket. But hold on — you don't have the foggiest where Heraklion is! Let us point you in the right direction.

It's situated in Heraklion, 35 miles from Agios Nikolaos.

Places to Visit in Heraklion

This locale boasts noteworthy attractions, including Palace of Knossos and the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

Have a ball learning about the life sciences as you explore the exhibits at Natural History Museum of Crete. Seeking some more options? An eye-catching building, St. Mark's Basilica is a well-recognized part of the local landscape. This house of prayer contributes greatly to the religious and social life of the community. But wait, that's not all there is! Appreciate the atmosphere at Eleftherias Square, a historic square that's frequented by visitors and locals alike.

Car Rentals in Heraklion

Take your love of travel to new heights by checking out car rentals in Heraklion. It doesn't matter where you want to go or what you'd like to do, Orbitz will help you find a rental that fits your adventurous spirit.

Flying into Nikos Kazantzakis Airport? Once you're off the tarmac, you can rent a car right where you are. You won't have to go very far to find Alamo Rent A Car and Budget.

Staying int he downtown area? Start your adventure on a high by beginning your journey from the city's heart. You'll find Avis situated at Heraklion Port-Main Entrance.

Where to stay in Heraklion – Hotel Accommodation

The sooner you get moving on your accommodations, the sooner you can start to plan your experiences. With no less than 54 hotels in Heraklion, Orbitz has everything you need to make a booking today.

The Agapi Beach Resort is one of our favorite high-end hotels. If that's not quite up your alley, consider the GDM Megaron, another fabulous choice. If you're more of a bargain hunter, try a few of our less-expensive alternatives. You'll have plenty of change bouncing around in your pockets if you take a room at the Life Boutique Hotel or the Kronos Hotel.

Nearest Airports to Heraklion

Fasten your seatbelt! You'll soon be touching down at Nikos Kazantzakis Airport (HER), the best airport for Heraklion. The terminal is 2 miles to the east of the downtown area and could be the starting point of your exciting vacation.

Popular Places to Visit Near Heraklion

If you have done all there is to do in Heraklion and have a few more days on your hands, try not to panic. There are interesting tourist attractions in the surrounding region. Rethymnon is just 35 miles away. Travelers frequently use this as a base to access Fortezza Castle.

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No Cancellation Fees

We appreciate that sometimes things have to change. So, if you need to cancel or change your booking you will never receive a fee from us.^ If you act fast, your selected hotel or airline might not charge you either.

Top Rated Hotels for your Heraklion Vacation

Capsis Astoria Heraklion Hotel
Capsis Astoria Heraklion Hotel
4.0 out of 5.0 11 Eleftherias square, Heraklion, Crete Island
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3.9/5 (11 reviews)

Excelent place for a night in heraklion , great location , wonderful staff, paid valet parking , only 13 minutes from the airport and very nice breakfast

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019
Capsis Astoria Heraklion Hotel offers a 24-hour fitness center, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Valet parking is available for EUR 9 per day, ...
GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel
GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel
5.0 out of 5.0 9, D. Beaufort Street, Heraklion, Crete Island
4.8/5 (22 reviews)

Great location and very friendly people. Superb breakfast.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019
GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel offers a health club, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking and an airport shuttle for ...
Aquila Atlantis Hotel
Aquila Atlantis Hotel
5.0 out of 5.0 2 Ygias Street, Heraklion, Crete Island
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5.0/5 (2 reviews)

Great location close to the museum and the center. Staff very helpful Easy in and out of town and close to airport. Easy parking

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2017
At Aquila Atlantis Hotel, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking if you ...

Things To Do during your Heraklion Vacation

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