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Iraklion Hotel is a 3-star hotel in Heraklion city center, providing affordable accommodation with value-for-money services. Few Heraklion hotels are rated as highly for their staff & hospitality. The hotel is ideal for business and leisure accommodation. It features 41 rooms with free Wi-Fi, a cozy lounge with bar, and a 24-hour front desk. Free breakfast buffet is served daily. Iraklion Hotel is a 5 minute drive from Heraklion port and a 15 minute drive from Heraklion airport.
Located in Heraklion's elegant district, the 5-star Galaxy Hotel Iraklio offers 2 gourmet restaurants, a free wellness centre and a large freshwater pool. Luxurious rooms feature balconies with pool and city views. All accommodation in Galaxy Iraklio offers work desks, satellite LCD TV and free Wi-Fi access. Air-conditioned rooms are equipped with pure Egyptian cotton linen and hypoallergenic rooms are available. Some units feature whirlpools. Vetri Restaurant serves an American buffet breakfast prepared with fresh, local ingredients and Cretan cuisine. Per Se Lounge offers casual meals, wines and cocktails. The Pool Deck serves light meals and drinks. The hotel’s Wellness Club is open 24 hours a day and its use is free to all guests. It includes a state-of-the-art gym and an all-marble steam room. Guests are within a 10-minute walk from the city centre and shopping and historic attractions. Knossos archaeological site is a 10-minute drive. Heraklion International Airport is at 5 km. Please note : No Show or early departure: 50% of all nights initially reserved will be charged (minimum 1 night).
Just a short walk from Heraklion centre, Atrion offers elegant accommodation with free Internet access. It has a restaurant, while it is a few metres away from Heraklion’s busy promenade. Rooms and suites at Atrion Hotel are air conditioned and have a balcony, some with views to the Cretan Sea. Each unit comes with a satellite TV, mini bar and hairdryer, and features voice mail. Guests can start their day with a rich buffet breakfast containing a wide variety of hot and cold dishes. Traditional Cretan delicacies and international cuisine is served at the restaurant. The inner courtyard is ideal for an evening cocktail. The historical museum of Heraklion is less than 150 m from the hotel.
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A 10-minute walk from Heraklion’s centre, hotel Poseidon offers panoramic sea, mountain, and city views. It has free Wi-Fi, and features a garden and air-conditioned rooms with private balconies. All guest rooms are equipped with TV, telephone, and feature double glazed windows en suite bathroom. Hotel Poseidon offers a garden and provides 24-hour front desk service. The attentive staff is always willing to provide information about Crete, guided tours and car rentals. Poseidon is right next to the new port, and close to the city’s central bus station. Nikos Kazantzakis Airport is less than 4 km away. Free parking is possible nearby the hotel.
The elegant 5-star Aquila Atlantis Hotel offers guests stunning vistas over the beautiful harbour of Heraklion with its history and charm. The rooms and suites enjoy views over the city of Heraklion, the harbour or the hotel's atrium and are equipped with a desk, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a coffee machine and a minibar. The modern bathrooms are stocked with complimentary toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. Facilities include a swimming pool with sun loungers, a restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine and a bar for drinks.History-lovers will particularly enjoy the hotel's location within 200 metres of the Archaeological Museum.
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Heraklion, Crete's largest city, has survived Arabic, Venetian and Ottoman rule and its history can be traced back over many centuries. Book a Heraklion hotel with us and discover one of Greece's most important urban centres and one that is rich with antiquity.
The beaches of Ammoudara and Karteros flank Heraklion and provide wide, sandy stretches that are perfect for sunbathing and swimming. And if you fancy the opportunity to glide serenely on the Mediterranean Sea, Ammoudara has a windsurfing school.
Knossos was the capital of Minoan Crete, and the magnificent Palace of Knossos is a reminder of that once great civilisation. Excavated in 1978, the palace originally consisted of 22, 000m2 and you'll see four wings arranged around a central courtyard. The buildings are elaborately constructed and, once seen, it's easy to imagine the tale of the Minotaur and the Labyrinth being more than just a myth. There are also several buildings considered to be part of the complex that sit apart from it, such as the Royal Villa and the Little Palace.
You'll find two aquariums that house examples of the Mediterranean's fabulous sea life. Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos has thousands of living organisms including turtles, starfish, sharks, manta rays and octopi. And at Aquaworld Aquarium you're positively encouraged to enjoy a hands-on experience with its weird and wonderful inhabitants that include reptiles as well as sea creatures.
To add to the aqua-based fun provided by Crete's coastline, there are three nearby water parks. You'll find a wealth of pools of different sizes, water slides and the like at Star Beach. Aqua Plus has pools too and concentrates more on games and rides, while Watercity gives the format a twist and is more akin to an amusement park â€“ but with lots of water!
Eating and drinking in Heraklion
It would be remiss to visit Crete and not try some local cuisine. Kastella, right on the seafront by the Venetian harbour, is a very popular Cretan restaurant. Here you might try roasted swordfish or perhaps some calamari. Authentic Greek food is served at Hovoli where you could sample an open souvlaki-pita or a feta cheese salad. And Paralia has a seasonal menu which includes fried zucchini and grilled fish platter, with a desert crepes and a choice of different toppings.
Heraklion has many taverns in which you can enjoy live traditional Greek music. And if your tastes veer more towards, say, house and electronic dance music, then there are several clubs and bars that will cater for you, many of which feature visiting DJs.
Shopping in and around Heraklion
Odos 1866 is a street that holds an open-air market from Monday to Saturday, where you can buy fruit and vegetables, herbs and teas, olive oils and Cretan souvenirs. A side street off Odos 1866 contains a fish market, as well as a shop selling Cretan music. And Daidalou is the place to go for boutiques and fashion.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Crete
What are the most booked hotels in Crete?Iraklion Hotel, Atrion Hotel and Galaxy Hotel Iraklio are some of the popular hotels in Crete.
What is the cheapest price for a hotel in Crete?Candia Suites & Rooms in Crete offers one night in a double room at the price of £32.
What hotels are in the central Crete neighborhood?SunCity Apartments, Galaxy Hotel Iraklio and Iraklion Hotel are located in the central neighborhood of Crete.
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