Insider's Guide to Heraklion

Major attractions, tips and our top things to see and do.

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The fifth-biggest city in Greece, Crete’s capital buzzes with energy, mixing ancient origins and modern-day big-city bustle. Away from Heraklion there are beaches for relaxing, ancient ruins to explore, lovely villages and one of the world’s most ... 

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Tours & Tickets

Santorini Island Day Trip

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 6 Reviews

Get to know Santorini on a full-day independent trip from Crete, and see as much of the island as you wish! Either soak up the sun with a book on the beach, or ...  Read more

Location: Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $176.45

Ancient Palace of Knossos Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 18 Reviews

Explore the Minoan Palace of Knossos and the nearby city of Heraklion on a 5-hour Crete tour! With an expert local guide, walk around the ruins and excavations ...  Read more

Location: Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 5.5 - 6 hours

From USD $59.98

Full Day Tour to Samaria Gorge

4.5 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

Enjoy this excursion to the prized national forest of Crete, the Samaria Gorge - the longest and most beautiful gorge in Europe.

Location: Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 16 hours (approx.)

From USD $69.70

Full Day Tour to Spinalonga Island with BBQ Lunch

4 star rating: Recommended 13 Reviews

From the pretty village of Elounda, reached by traveling the northern coastal route, take a boat to the island of Spinalonga. This former leper colony ...  Read more

Location: Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.19

Heraklion Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover the sights of Heraklion on this fun, open-top hop-on hop-off bus tour. Admire panoramic views of top Heraklion attractions and hop on and off at any ...  Read more

Location: Heraklion, Greece
Duration: Varies (1 full loop lasts 60 minutes)

From USD $18.99

Private Tour: Greek Cooking Class in Crete

Learn how to cook moussaka, meatballs, dolma and more on a 5-hour private Greek cooking class in Crete! As a local host talks to you about cooking on the ...  Read more

Location: Heraklion, Greece
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $160.76

Crete Coastline Sightseeing Cruise Including Marathi Beach

Soak up the sun and the sights on this full-day cruise of Crete’s gorgeous coastline. Relax on deck as your boat slips away from the port and out onto the open ...  Read more

Location: Crete, Greece
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $65.82

Imbros Gorge Hiking Day Trip Including Traditional Cretan Snack

Escape into the Cretan countryside with a walk through Imbros Gorge, a cool, rocky ravine that makes for an easy walk. Stroll for about 5 miles (8 km) through ...  Read more

Location: Crete, Greece
Duration: 11 hours (approx.)

From USD $53.17

Crete's Wine and Olives Safari Tour from Chania

Hop in a Land Rover and let it take you on a culinary and cultural journey through Crete. This Greek island is renowned for its wine and olive oil. On this ...  Read more

Location: Crete, Greece
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $88.61

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