Rest of Heraklion, Heraklion

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Wine Tasting Tour of Boutari Winery

Boutari Winery, one of the most modern wineries in Crete, invites you to take part in its tours and get to know the world and the secrets of wine along with...

Rest of Heraklion

Scalani Hills Boutari Winery & Residences

Within an 8 km distance from the city of Heraklion and 4 km from the archaeological site of Knossos, in Scalani, there is Scalani Hills Boutari Winery &...

Tris Ekklisies

Mavri Paralia

Mavri Paralia beach is accessible only by sea, more specifically from the Treis Ekklisies village, and it is located in the south part of the prefecture. It...

Ligaria

Ligaria

Ligaria, a quite popular beach in the area -at least among locals-, with crystal clear waters and coarse sand, is located about 20km northwest of the...

Agiofaraggo

Agiofarago

Agiofarago is one of the most beautiful beaches in the southern part of the prefecture, located at the exit of the gorge sharing the same name, and it is...

Lentas

Lentas

On the south side of the prefecture, 72km (1,5 hr. drive) from the centre of Heraklion city, Lentas is a settlement by the sea that is ideal for quiet and...

Boutari Winery

In Skalani area on Fantaxometocho Estate, just 8 km from the centre of Heraklion and 4 km from the archaeological site of Knossos, there is the private...

Myrtia

Kazantzakis Museum

In the main square of Myrtia village, 15km south of Heraklion city, Kazantzakis Museum opened in 1983, and it is dedicated to the great Cretan author,...

Faistos

Faistos

In the Mesaras valley, in the south-central part of the Heraklion prefecture, about 60km from the city centre, you will come across Faistos archaeological site.

Gournes

Cretaquarium

A unique experience is waiting for you in one of the largest aquariums not only in Greece but also in Europe. Cretaquarium- seaworld, part of the Hellenic...

Kaloi Limenes

Kaloi Limenes

Kaloi Limenes is small village with a beautiful beach in the southern part of Heraklion, 75 km from the capital of the prefecture and 22km from the...

Palaiokastro

Palaiokastro

The small, picturesque Palaiokastro beach is 14km from the centre of Heraklion, on the west side of the prefecture, right where the estuary of the torrents...

Koudoumas

Koudoumas

Koudoumas is a secluded beach in the south part of Heraklion, about 80km from the Cretan capital. It is named after the Monastery of Koudoumas found in the...

Martsalo

Martsalo

One of the most secluded and hard to access beaches in the prefecture, Martsalo beach is located in the south part of it, 75km from the Heraklion city...

Kato Vathia

Knossos Beach Bungalows & Suites

Knossos Beach Bungalows & Suites, in Cycladic style, is a family business located right on the beach at Kokkini Hani, 10km from the airport and 12km from...

Ammoudara

Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa

Luxury and well-being are combined in a unique way in 5* Apollonia Beach Resort & Spa a jewel of Cyan Group of Hotels, located on a private beach in...

Kalamaki

Kalamaki

Kalamaki beach is located in the southwest part of the prefecture, about 70km from the centre of Heraklion, and it is part of the 2,5km coast at Mesaras bay.

Ammoudara

Ammoudara

Ammoudara, one of the longest beaches in the prefecture, stretching for 6km, is located 1km from Heraklion city centre. As the name indicates (ammos meaning...

Gortyna

Gortyn

45km south of Heraklion city, at the Mesaras valley, you will come across Gortyn, one of the biggest archaeological sites in Greece, where the first...

Karteros

Karteros

8km east of Heraklion city, Karteros beach is an ideal choice for a refreshing break during the day. At this sandy beach you will find many facilities such...

Agios Thomas

Agroikies

At Ktima Strataki, in Agios Thomas, 33km from Heraklion city centre, Agroikies restaurant is part of a traditional guesthouses complex of the same name. It...

Amnisos

AKS Minoa Palace

4* AKS Minoa Palace is an ideal choice for unforgettable holidays with your family or friends. It is located at Amnissos beach, in the north coast of Crete,...

Ammoudara

Akti Corali Hotel

3* Akti Corali Hotel featuring a renovated interior and exterior, is a value for money option at the famous Ammoudara beach, just 3km from the centre of...

Analipsi

Analipsi

Analipsi beach is located at the village of the same name, 22km from Heraklion city centre. With fine sand and quite swallow waters, the central beach of the...

Ammoudara

Heaven Beach

Heaven Beach is a cafe-bar and restaurant at Ammoudara beach which is open the whole year for coffee, drink or a meal, and invites you to have a great time...

Matala

Matala

Matala is one of the most popular destinations, not just in Heraklion, but on the whole island. It is located in the south part of the municipality, about...

Matala

Matala Beach Festival (June)

On 19th, 20th and 21st June 2015 the popular Matala Beach Festival will take place at the equally popular beach once more (the first time was in 2011). In...