Experience the nightlife

Heraklion has a bright and lively nightlife scene, with an exciting mix of traditional and modern places to visit. Evenings at the main square have a social buzz to them, as everyone flocks here to start their night out on the town with a meal. You’ll find numerous cafés and restaurants serving everything from international to strictly Greek cuisines.

For a more romantic vibe, head for the waterfront where you can tuck into tasty seafood with views across the water. After dinner head to a taverna for a night of local drinks and traditional entertainment, usually including live musicians and Cretan nights; you’ll soon feel like you’re one of the locals.

If you’re looking for a real party atmosphere then the harbour is the place to be. You’ll find all kinds of bars and clubs playing out music until the early hours. And of course there’s the party resort of Malia a little further out, if you’re in a group and want to experience the lively strip and legendary foam parties.