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Last Minute Heraklion

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It is easy to achieve your goal of last-minute Heraklion holidays when you book your travel experience with our team at Voyage Privé. We offer an impressive range of luxury hotels and resorts that are sure to enhance your time in Heraklion, Crete.

Why take a last-minute trip to Heraklion?

A last-minute Heraklion holiday booking is a great way to experience the culture, history and unforgettable scenery of this iconic part of Crete. The Old City district is famed for its incredible shopping, galleries, dining and tavernas. A stay in Heraklion is also the perfect option for exploring the surrounding region. This includes iconic ancient sites like the Palace of Knossos, which was once home to Europe's oldest known civilization.

The Voyage Privé travel expert's opinion on last-minute holidays in Heraklion

There is something for every type of traveller in Heraklion. This is a key factor beyond why our Voyage Privé travel expert is delighted to recommend the region to you for short-notice bookings. When you sign-up for free, you get members-only access to the best luxury hotels and resorts across this pretty part of Europe.

5 things to do on a last-minute trip to Heraklion

Kalimera Kriti Hotel & Village Resort 5*

1. Knossos

The Palace of Knossos once served as the heart of the iconic and enigmatic Minoan civilization. This incredible site is more than 2 thousand years older than the Parthenon in Athens and is a must-visit attraction for any last-minute Heraklion break.

2. The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion

The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion is the go-to spot if you want to get a great overview of the history of Crete. The museum is home to exhibits that cover the island's past 5,500 years.

3. Peskesi

Located in a traditional Cretan house, Peskesi is a must-have dining experience during a last-minute Heraklion holiday. It is ranked as one of Europe's best restaurants and serves up an impressive menu that is made from fresh local ingredients.

4. The village of Acharnes

An excursion to the picturesque village of Acharnes is sure to be a rewarding experience during your last-minute Heraklion getaway on the island of Crete. It is a welcoming community that is home to many beautiful churches, coffee houses and traditional tavernas.

5. Matala Beach

A visit to the beach is a must while enjoying last-minute Heraklion holidays, and Matala Beach is one of the region's best options. It is known for its clear waters, beautiful sands and secluded mountain caves.

Which hotel to choose for your last-minute stay in Heraklion

1.?Ammos Beach Hotel 5*

Ammos Beach Hotel 5*

The Ammos Beach Hotel 5* is an adults-only choice that enjoys a prime seafront location in Malia. It is the perfect place for a romantic escape to the Heraklion region and is ideally positioned for you to enjoy trips to the area's famed beaches. During your stay, you will experience all-inclusive dining along with the comfort of a Superior Room.

2.?Palmera Beach Hotel & Spa 4*

 Palmera Beach Hotel & Spa 4*

The Palmera Beach Hotel & Spa 4* is located near the town of Hersonissos in Heraklion, Crete. You will love exploring the area's beaches, tavernas, cafes and boutiques during your stay at this luxury accommodation. The property offers rejuvenating spa treatments and an on-site pool, which are sure to enhance your last-minute escape to Heraklion.

3.?Carme Villas 5*

Carme Villas 5*

Carme Villas 5* is located in a peaceful olive grove in Heraklion. Each of the property's family-friendly villas features its own private pool, and the hotel is only 800 metres away from the sea. The medieval town of Rethymno is only a 10-minute drive away. Additional amenities include a children's playground and an on-site bar/restaurant.

4.?CHC Sea Side Resort & Spa 5*

CHC Sea Side Resort & Spa 5*

The CHC Sea Side Resort & Spa 5* offers key services and amenities, such as a restaurant, a fitness centre, free internet, spa treatments, a pool and free parking. These factors add to the property's appeal as a last-minute Heraklion escape. Guests who book a minimum of a 7-night stay receive discount vouchers for the on-site spa.

5.?Kalimera Kriti Hotel & Village Resort 5*

Kalimera Kriti Hotel & Village Resort 5*

Kalimera Kriti Hotel & Village Resort 5* is a last-minute Heraklion getaway option that offers an impressive list of facilities and services. They include a pair of outdoor swimming pools, a watersports centre, 2 private beaches, spa treatments and a tennis academy. During your stay, you will have 7 unique room options to pick from.

Practical information on last-minute travel to Heraklion

Regarding practical travel advice, it is good to note that the official language in Heraklion is Greek, and the local currency is the euro. When packing, ensure that you have swimwear, beach gear, comfortable shoes, sandals, sunglasses, sun hats, charging cables, plug adapters and extra toiletries. You also want to ensure you bring along comfortable seasonal clothing and evening attire.

What is the weather like in Heraklion?

Heraklion is known for its hot summers and mild winters. During the hottest times of the year, the temperature routinely gets up to 29.5 degrees Celsius. It is also a region that receives very little in the way of rain. The warmest months are June to August.

What budget to plan

A big part of the fun of last-minute Heraklion holidays is the fact that you booked your travel plans on short notice. At the same time, this gives you less time to plan a budget. With this point in mind, it is recommended that you include some extra cash so that you are prepared for any extra expenses that show up during your getaway in Heraklion.

How to get to Heraklion

The main arrival airport for this region of Crete is Heraklion Airport. You can arrange your flights to the area by booking through major travel hubs across the United Kingdom, such as London, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol.

Last Minute Heraklion, customer reviews

Autotour Crète en toute liberté et séjour à Santorin (Heraklion - Greece)

Customers testify
The freedom offered by car hire, we could easily go and explore the most remote locations of our properties (including full western Crete which is the most beautiful part of the island passing). 1 hotel near Heraklion is a small village typically Cretan good entry in the holiday despite the hotel still remains very rudimentary. The Mistral Bay in Agios Nikolaos is not recommended, nonexistent service, mediocre buffet, thankfully full sea view room went up the note ... And Minos Rethymnon hotel is the one on which he had to finish this autotour! Everything was perfect, lovely staff, varied and very good buffet, and free bike rentals made us forget that it was some distance from the heart of the center of town. In any case this was a great holiday, thank you for Voyage Privé for this flawless organization (or is it really because you become demanding +)
Reviewed on 2016-09-30 21:24:32 Laurene S, travelled as a couple
Hotels in Heraklion and Agios Nikolaos, their table service, hospitality. The welcome at the hotel Rethymnon. Details of leaves to find the hotels were clear. The proximity to the beach in Agios Nikolaos and Rethymnon and the presence of a swimming pool in all the hotels. We have always been very well received.
Reviewed on 2016-07-29 19:54:00 Marie-noelle S, travelled as a couple
the route and geolocation hotels in their area. The hotel in Heraklion, although very noisy The hotel Agios Nickolaus The organization Voyage Privé, easy to find the car
Reviewed on 2016-09-02 18:46:11 Frederic D, travelled with family
A charming hotel next to Heraklion a beautiful hotel in Agios Nikolaos great. A very nice trip, especially at this time when the nature is beautiful, the ideal temperature for walking and enjoy. It should not be chilly for swimming. Very few tourist.
Reviewed on 2017-04-27 10:53:31 Gael R, travelled as a couple
We enjoyed our stay in Crete. It was pleasant to change hotels to discover varied regions of Crete. Given our arrival and departure times, we would have preferred to have the hotel near Heraklion the day before departure (we had to be at the airport at 4am) rather than on arrival. We especially liked the 1st (Arolithos Village in Tylissos) and the last Hotel (Hermes in Agios Nikolaos). The airline company AEGEAN Airlines is very good and punctual, the service on board is perfect.
Reviewed on 2017-06-07 21:14:00 Marie-paule B, travelled as a couple
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