Located in the heart of Heraklion city, within walking distance of city's major attractions, this apartment is the right place for urban explorers! Explore see sights on foot, wander through historical city center, relax in welcoming cafes, walk on seaside while enjoying the castle views. Heraklion is waiting for you!
This lovely apartment (76 sq.m.) can accommodate up to 3 people! It consists of two bedrooms. The first bedroom has one double bed and the second has one semi-double bed. In the spacious bathroom of the apartment there are a bathtub and a washing machine too! The apartment has wide windows and air conditioning system ensuring an excellent ventilation and ideal temperature inside while offering lots of physical light. In addition, in the functional kitchen of the house you will find everything you need (utensils and electrical appliances) so as to prepare your own meals! The house is also has internet (wifi) connection to use for your free time or to organize your next excursion!
You will love the balcony of the house with views to the El Greco Park, giving you the image of countryside!
What you will also love in this apartment is the post-wall created by our guests! Since we started renting our apartment, we used the wall to collect postcards (or anything else each quest wanted to leave) and post them in a specific corner of the house! Share photos of your country, lovely event brochures, art pieces or anything you want to share with others and be part of this art corner! We would really love to have your own “sign” in our wall to remember you!!
Concerning transportation, there are bus stops and taxi stations in just a few meters away from the apartment! In a walking distance of 7 minutes there is also the intercity bus station from where you can start daily trips to multiple destinations around Crete! We generally recommend renting a car, in order to be able to explore beautiful Cretan villages and beaches, if you do not only want to stay in the city center!
Please do not hesitate to contact me in case of emergency or if you need any information. I will only ask you to behave as if it were your own home!
What to see in Heraklion
Heraklion (Iraklion), on Crete's north coast, is the island's capital, chief port, and main industrial center.
Places of Interest
Heraklion grew up around the sea, and still today, the old town focuses on the harbor, with its most notable monument being Koules, an imposing 16th-century fortress built by the Venetians - you can climb up onto the ramparts for splendid views. From here, you can see the arsenals, vast arches with vaulted spaces where the Venetians repaired their ships, and the busy coastal promenade, lined with seafood eateries.
- Heraklion Archaeological Museum
Magnificent 3,500-year-old frescoes from Knossos, including Prince of the Lilies and Bull-Leaping, are currently on display at this museum, as are the Snake Goddess, a glazed ceramic figurine of a lady holding two snakes, dated 1600 BC, and the Phaistos Disk, a clay disc bearing a curious spiral of symbols from around 100 BC.
- Historical Museum of Crete
Crete's history is complicated but fascinating. This museum traces 1,700 years of history on the island, from early Christian times to the modern era. You'll see religious icons, stone carvings, ceramics, textiles, and folk costumes from the Byzantine, Venetian, and Turkish periods, as well as somber space dedicated to the Cretan Resistance Movement
-Vikelaia Municipal Library
Vikelaia Library is more than just a place for reading or displaying books. It is a cultural institution that organizes and supports scientific and artistic activities, conducts research and promotes local history by utilizing historical archives. Vikelea Library has been built up over many years, through the hard work and generosity of many people. It is believed that it is a fitting tribute to its original benefactor, Dimitrios Vikelas.
- The Palace of Knossos
Crete's biggest and best preserved Minoan site lies five kilometers southeast of Heraklion, to which it is connected by public bus. A vast monumental palace, with four wings built around a spacious central courtyard, Knossos is believed to have been the mythical Labyrinth of King Minos. Remarkably sophisticated, it included ceremonial spaces, living areas, storage rooms, elaborate decoration, and a complex drainage system.
- Cretaquarium Thalassocosmos
At this huge modern aquarium, you can experience the underwater life of the Mediterranean. A fascinating day out for kids and adults alike, it has 32 vast glass tanks displaying everything from hunter sharks to miniscule seahorses, jellyfish, turtles, lobsters, and octopus, all in beautifully-lit turquoise sea water against a backdrop of rocks, sand, and seaweed.
Lygaria beach is very close to Agia Pelagia and it is a beautiful beach with sand small gravel turquoise waters and rocky bottom. The beach is organized with umbrellas chairs shower . Lygaria beach is prefer by the locals for its beauty but also because it is sheltered from the winds.
Psaromoura might be one of the of the smallest beaches of Agia Pelagia but is one of the most popular ones. The beach is pebbly and is very popular to locals, rather than tourists. The bay is surrounded by edgy cliffs and it is isolated from any noise and road.
Agia Pelagia is a small coastal town with a lovely beach, suitable for relaxing holidays in Crete. 20 kilometres west of Heraklion, as the national road drifts high above the coastline, you'll begin to see the first impressive pictures of Agia Pelagia – the type of pictures that postcards are made of.
The beach of Agiofarango (“the gorge of the saints” in greek) is found at the exit of the homonymous , at the southern coast of Crete at a distance of more than 80km away from Heraklion. In order to access the beach you have either to walk through the gorge, an easy 45 min hiking, or by boat from Kali Limenes, Matala or Agia Galini.
The Coves of Hersonissos (Limanakia) are located 27km east of Heraklion, starting from Cape Sarandaris and continuing to the east till the harbour of Hersonissos. They are really beautiful beaches with calm water because Cape Sarandaris protects them from the frequent northwest winds. Access to all coves is easy and the surrounding area is well developed.Get the full listing »