Heraklion , Crete
Luxury Villas Heraklion
Check our vacation villas in Heraklion and discover the capital of Crete and its treasures. It is the fourth largest city in Greece and an important shipping port and ferry dock. Located by the ruins of the Knossos palace which was the center of the Minoan civilization, ruled by the Romans, the Arabs and the Byzantine empire in its times, Heraklion has plenty of cultural sightseeing points. The Minoans and Knossos are known for the fine arts and the Minotaur legend. There are several Byzantine churches, a Venetian Wall and Koules fortress used to protect the city against the Ottoman Turks dated XV century. among the other must-sees you will find the Archaeological Museum, the Historical Museum, Loggia, St. Minas Cathedral and Natural History Museum of Crete.
Whre should I stay in Heraklion? - While Heraklion is great for some sightseeing and a city trip, the city surroundings are much more beautiful, natural and suitable for a carefree beach vacation in Crete. Check our Agia Pelagia luxury villas located in the area considered to be one of the beautiful of the island and known for its charming beach. Further good areas to stay in Heraklion region would be Ligaria Cove and Mononaftis Bay bordering with Agia Pelagia on the east and on the west respectively.
When should I visit Heraklion? - The best time to travel to Heraklion for a beach vacation is between June and September with average temperatures between 25 degrees Celsius and 28 C during the day. It coincides with the high tourist season in Heraklion. May and October see an average of 20-21 C, while in winter the temperature hovers around 13 C with the highest possibility of precipitations in December and January.
Top things to do in Heraklion - Discover the cultural pearls of the city and visit one of the most important sites of Greece, Knossos Palace. Check the Roman villas, Byzantine churches, the Venetian Wall and the museums of Crete primarily located in Heraklion being its capital. Enjoy the beach and the particular Cretan cuisine very similar to the Greek one and very different from it at the same time. Take advantage of the port and go sailing in a luxury yacht in Greece. For private city guides and your journey planning, contact our concierge services and our experts will happily assist you.
What not to miss in Heraklion? - The must-do in Heraklion is to eat in some traditional Cretan tavernas and discover the local cuisine. Known for minimal food processing, the Cretan cuisine is known for its delicious dairy products, meats (goat and lamb), use of animal organs and animal fat, aromatic plans and herbs. If you are doubting about Heraklion, check our luxury villas in Chania or luxury villas in Elounda, two other well-known area of the island.
Modern House Agia Pelagia
This Crete holiday home is located in one of the most beautiful areas of the island, Agia Pelagia. Within a short drive form the beach, a supermarket and various bars and restaurants, the vacation villa will become a great place for a small family or two couples´trip to Crete. Sitting atop Agia Pelagia,
Price from 500 €/Night