From exploring ancient ruins to soaking up the sun, you can do as much or as little as you want on a holiday to Heraklion. Stay in the city for the vibrant nightlife and festivals or head further afield to explore the countryside and beaches.

Heraklion provides the perfect balance between traditional experiences and modern entertainment. Walk through the historic old town and have an authentic taste of Greece in the restaurants and then end your day with a big night out at the bars and clubs around the harbour.

1. Explore the old town

Just by walking around Heraklion’s old town you’ll be surrounded by history; it’s an essential experience for sightseers so be sure to have your cameras at the ready. You’ll spot endless beautiful architecture,
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3. Wine tours

Cretan wine is considered a local delicacy with 80% of eastern Crete’s wine being produced in the Heraklion region. Delve into the countryside and visit local scenic vineyards
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