Like Heraklion hotels, the city’s major historic and cultural sites can be found near the waterfront. Lay the foundation for your visit—or excavate beneath it—at Heraklion Archaeological Museum. From there you’ll be within walking distance to the Moni Palianis, a monastery built before the 7th century, and Saint Minas Cathedral in the south. If museums are what you seek, then you’re in luck, because the Museum for the Battle of Crete and National Resistance is full of local history. Head to the coastline to browse even more exhibitions at the History Museum of Crete and the Natural History Museum of Crete. At sunset, head to the Heraklion Fortress for the best views of the Mediterranean before you settle in at a café for fresh veggies, stuffed grape leaves and delicious goat cheese puff pastries known as sarikopitakia.
When you touch down at Heraklion International Airport (HER), you’ll be just 3 km east of the city centre. Bus lines can be tricky for tourists, so check out Wotif’s awesome car hire options or catch a taxi to be on your way.
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Hotels in Heraklion start at AU$68 per night. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.