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Language:
Greek
Currency:
Euro
Time Zone:
GMT +2 hours (GMT +3 hours in summer)
Flight Time:
4 hours 15
Airport Code:
HER
Holiday Type:
Beach / City Break / Summer Sun

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The capital of Crete combines a wonderfully rich heritage with a stunning setting, making holidays to Heraklion ideal for visitors of all ages. Explore the island’s past or laze around on the beach, as holidays to Heraklion from Manchester are primed for both cultural enjoyment and relaxation.

Cheap Heraklion Holidays

Crete
Happy Days Studios Malia
3 star rating
easyJet
Thursday, June 22, 2017
7 nights Self-catering
from£199
Crete
Villa Medusa
4 star rating
easyJet
Thursday, June 22, 2017
7 nights Self-catering
from£249
Crete
Rena Apartments
3 star rating
easyJet
Thursday, September 21, 2017
7 nights Self-catering
from£306
Crete
Palatia Village
4 star rating
easyJet
Thursday, September 21, 2017
7 nights Self-catering
from£333
Crete
Happy Days Studios Malia
3 star rating
easyJet
Thursday, September 7, 2017
7 nights Self-catering
from£347
Crete
Palatia Village
4 star rating
easyJet
Thursday, September 7, 2017
7 nights Self-catering
from£381
Crete
Stelios Residence
3 star rating
Sunday, August 20, 2017
7 nights Self-catering
from£600
Crete’s history stretches back thousands of years, so compare holidays to Heraklion and uncover the mystique of the island’s storied past. Surround yourself in the beauty of the Aegean and sample the delights of the local cuisine. Heraklion is a quintessential Greek island destination. Crete is the largest of the Greek islands, and the rich historical tapestry that forms its backdrop is fully representative of this. The revered Minoan civilisation flourished from the fourth millennium BC, and just a short distance from Heraklion lies ancient Knossos where it originated. The Palace of Knossos is one of the most significant ancient sites in Europe, well known for its myth of the Labyrinth and Minotaur, in addition to Icarus and Daedalus. There is a superb array of museums that tell the story of Crete’s past, including the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, the Historical Museum of Crete and the Natural History Museum of Crete; all of which are well worth a visit. The island also counts Byzantine, Venetian and Ottoman rule as part of its history, and there are landmarks attesting to this to be found in Heraklion. The Venetian walls - originally built by the Byzantines - are a great example of this, extending some three miles and protecting the old town, while the Venetian castle, Koules, is a wonderful feature of Heraklion’s harbour. Whether you wish to fully explore the bygone days of the area, relax on the beach, take a horseback ride along the sands or splash around at the Water City and Aqua Plus parks, before settling down to a dinner of fresh seafood and local delicacies such as bougátsa; holidays to Heraklion are certain to be rewarding on as many levels as you desire.