Hostels In Heraklion

8 Hostels in Heraklion, Greece
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Intra Muros Hostel
9.3Superb
(493)
Hostel- 0.51km from city centre
Intra Muros Boutique Hostel is a renovated 100+ year old stone-built Neo-Classical building within walking distance of all major attractions and interesting spots of Heraklion.
Privates From
€9.00
Dorms From
€15.04
So Young Hostel
9.2Superb
(435)
Hostel- 0.86km from city centre
So Young Hostel will aid you to explore and discover Heraklion, Greece and the World.
Privates From
€30.00
Dorms From
€12.00
Heraklion Youth Hostel
8.7Fabulous
(1006)
Hostel- 0.91km from city centre
Heraklion Youth Hostel is located right in the heart of the town yet in a nice and quiet neighborhood. A family-run business offering basic and cheap accommodation all year long. The main tourist sights and means of transport are only few minutes away together...
No Privates Available
Dorms From
€15.00
Hotel Pension Rea
9.3Superb
(214)
Hotel- 0.89km from city centre
The family-run Hotel Rea welcomes you to a quiet corner in the very centre of Heraklion town...
Privates From
€15.00
No Dorms Available
Castro Hotel
7.1Very Good
(51)
Hotel- 6.12km from city centre
CASTRO hotel lies in the middle of Amoudara town only 300m away from the famous sandy beach, just 5 km away from the centre of Heraklion...
Privates From
€13.20
No Dorms Available
Santo George Beach Resort
6.0Good
(29)
Hotel- 6.02km from city centre
Santo George Beach Resort offers rooms with sea, mountains and garden views.
Privates From
€17.10
No Dorms Available
Prince of Lillies
Hotel- 6.34km from city centre
Prince of Lillies hotel is an exceptional destination for travelers seeking a peaceful retreat in Crete, offering comfortable accommodations, excellent facilities, and easy access to the island?s natural and cultural wonders.
Privates From
€18.25
No Dorms Available
Civitel Creta Beach
0.0
(1)
Hotel- 5.19km from city centre
There's lots of sightseeing in Heraklion. Here in Crete, Civitel Creta Beach has can accommodate you in luxury that you deserve.
Privates From
€26.78
No Dorms Available

About Heraklion

Heraklion is a large port city best known for its Venetian walls and the fresco-covered Palace of Knossos archaeological site dating back to the Minoan civilisation. Unsurprisingly, as Crete's capital and with this much culture and history, it's also home to excellent museums such as the Heraklion Archaeological Museum and plenty of ancient architecture. Pockets of modernity and a youthful café scene give it a contemporary feel too.

In Heraklion, you can stay in a hostel with roomy verandas that have city views, a centuries-old renovated neoclassical building or a chilled spot by the port with a pool. A traditional blue-painted home with an olive grove is a stylish place to stay if you're seeking somewhere a bit out of the city. To max out on mezze, pick a Heraklion hostel with a restaurant serving classic Greek cuisine. Hoping for a little privacy? Many hostels in Heraklion are apartment-style complexes with rooms that have their own balconies. 

Eleftherias Square is Heraklion's centre, with the paved and pedestrianised Dedalou Street, the main area for designer boutiques, leading off it. Try smaller streets of the city, like 1866 Street, for more independent shops. Korai Street runs parallel to Dedalou Street and has a bohemian feel thanks to the outdoor cafés and bars attracting young people with upbeat music and the kind of strong coffee Greece is famous for. Down by the fishing harbour, you'll find the city walls that hint at the city's turbulent history.

You can soak up Heraklion's rich history by exploring the imposing Venetian fortress on the harbour and checking out the red-domed Saint Minas Cathedral. Crete's beaches are rightly famous, so you should make sure to factor in some time by the sea too. Karteros is a sandy beach about 8km east of the city. Here, you can relax with an ouzo cocktail from one of the nearby bars or ride a horse along the sands. 

You can get to Heraklion's port via boat from Athens all year around. In the summer, routes are added from islands around Greece, including Santorini and Karpathos. There are three airports on Crete but the nearest to the city is Heraklion International Airport, 6km away. If you're landing here, a regular bus service runs towards Eleftherias Square. For journeys out of Heraklion, the city has two KTEL bus stations: one by the port with buses to the east and west of the island and one by Chanioporta for southern destinations. 

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