Where to Stay in Heraklion

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by Santorini Dave • Updated: August 8, 2022

Staying in Heraklion.

Many of the best hotels and places to stay in Heraklion (for first-time visitors) are located in the small walkable area between the ferry port, marina, and Archaeological Museum.

The 8 Best Hotels in Heraklion

1. GDM Megaron Hotel

Best hotel in Heraklion.Hotel Phone: +30 28103 05300
Overlooking the harbor, this sophisticated hotel offers stylish rooms and suites with wooden floors, high ceilings, contemporary furniture, mini-bars, tea/coffee facilities, and balconies with city/sea views. Top-end suites have jacuzzis. Posh facilities include a rooftop pool, fitness center, complimentary breakfast, and a smart Cretan-Mediterranean restaurant with harbor views. The city center, bus station, ferry port, and the Archaeological and Historical Museums are within walking distance.

2. Legacy Gastro Suites

5-star hotel in Heraklion, Crete.
Hotel Phone: +30 28102 21200
12-suite, 5-star, food-focused hotel just steps from the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Bembo Fountain, and Lions Square. Suites are all art-themed around painting, literature, and poetry and include both indoor and outdoor dining areas, pantries stocked with local foods and products, wine bars, and mini-bars with cold cuts and cheeses – with pairing suggestions, of course. The cuisine is astounding with its Roof Garden offering Greek fine dining with a brick oven and its all-day Lounge offering Greek wines, premium signature cocktails, and meze. A la carte breakfast is served daily to each suite or terrace at any time of the morning. Picnic baskets are always available for a gourmet meal out and about. Activities on offer include cooking classes and various tastings of wine, cheese, or olive oil.

3. Veneziano Boutique Hotel

Best boutique hotel in Heraklion.
Hotel Phone: +30 28103 44758
Beautifully restored boutique hotel in a historic landmark Venetian and Ottoman building. Four double rooms and two 2-story family apartments surround a gorgeous interior courtyard. Incredible restaurant, charming bar, gracious and attentive service. Minutes from Lion’s Square, St. Markus Basilica, and museums.

4. Olive Green Hotel

Best 4-star hotel in Heraklion.
Hotel Phone: +30 28103 02900
Modern, eco-friendly hotel with minimalistic rooms featuring vivid digital art, mini-bars, laptop-sized safes, and city/park views. Most rooms have balconies, while OG Club Elite rooms sport large furnished terraces. A complimentary breakfast buffet is included in the rate, or guests may upgrade to an a la carte breakfast at 626 All Day Lounge, serving international and Cretan fare until 11:00 pm. Short walk away from the ferry port, museums, central market, and city center.

5. Lato Boutique Hotel

Heraklion hotel near ferry port.
Hotel Phone: +30 28102 28103
Set right above the old harbor overlooking Koules Fortress, this boutique hotel has modern rooms and suites with mini-bars and city or sea views. Upgraded rooms have balconies or verandas with panoramic sea and fortress views. All suites add sitting areas, and some add jacuzzi bathtubs. On the rooftop, guests will find the exceptional Herb’s Garden restaurant in the summer months with sweeping views over the city and harbor. During the winter months, Brilliant restaurant offers its deliciously distinctive Cretan menu. Ideal location a short walk away from the ferry port, bus station, city center, and museums.

6. Pavo Art Hotel

Luxury hotel in Heraklion.
Hotel Phone: +30 69867 18545
Stylish, affordable, boutique hotel just outside the Venetian Walls of Heraklion, about 800 meters from the Natural History Museum, 1 km from the beach, and 1 km from the sights and shopping of the Old Town. All studios and suites include a kitchenette, seating area (some with sofa beds), walk-in shower, and a patio or balcony. The largest room is a 2-bedroom suite for up to 6 guests with a king, queen, and sofa bed.

7. Aquila Atlantis Hotel

Pool with view in Heraklion.
Hotel Phone: +30 28102 29103
Large, cosmopolitan hotel with spacious, modern rooms and suites with mini-bars and coffee/tea facilities with city or unobstructed harbor views. Upgraded rooms add balconies, while suites add deep spa tubs and living spaces. Has two pools, a spa, restaurant, and lounge bar. The city center, bus station, and ferry port are within walking distance.

8. Enorme Teatro Beach Hotel

Beach hotel near Heraklion.
Hotel Phone: +30 281 022 7000
The best beach hotel near Heraklion. Located on Amoudara Beach, 5 km to the west of the ferry port on a wonderful stretch of sand. Trendy beach club, great restaurant, and a nice pool area.

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