Family hotels in Heraklion

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Heraklion is a treasure trove of ancient history, stunning architecture, and magnificent coastal landscapes, making it the perfect destination for families seeking to learn and explore. As the largest city and administrative capital of Crete, Heraklion offers a taste of island life combined with modern amenities and attractions that are sure to delight both parents and children alike. Whether you're seeking budget-friendly lodgings or a luxurious stay, in bustling neighbourhoods or peaceful districts, Heraklion provides the ideal base for your family's Cretan adventure. And our guide has you covered - read on to discover the very best family-friendly hotels, when to visit, and must-see attractions around Heraklion today!

Things to do

A wealth of cultural experiences, beautiful landscapes, and memory-making moments await families in Heraklion. With attractions and activities for all ages, the entire family will love exploring this vibrant Cretan city and its surroundings.

History buffs will adore the Palace of Knossos, located just 5.5 km southeast of the city. Dive into the ancient world and discover the Bronze Age palace that once belonged to King Minos. Kids will love imagining they're walking in the footsteps of legends as you explore the storied site. Don't miss a trip to the bustling, colourful Heraklion markets, which are filled with delicious local treats, perfect for a family food adventure. The city is also home to captivating museums that tell the story of Heraklion's rich history, such as the Archaeological Museum and the Historical Museum of Crete. Families looking for a coastal experience will revel in Heraklion's beautiful beaches, offering crystal clear waters that are perfect for swimming and an array of water sports. Lastly, don't forget to take in the stunning architecture Heraklion has to offer, such as the historic Koules Fortress that once guarded the city. Whether exploring Heraklion's cultural riches, beachside havens, or enjoying Cretan cuisine, unforgettable family memories will be made here.

When to visit

When it comes to finding the perfect time for your family holiday in Heraklion, it pays to consider both the weather and crowd levels. For near-perfect conditions, the months of February to December are widely recommended, with June to September offering the warmest temperatures, perfect for beach days and water sports. On the other hand, if you prefer to visit during a quieter period with pleasant weather and fewer crowds, consider the months of late March to early November. These are ideal for sightseeing and exploring Heraklion's historical attractions at a more leisurely pace. However, it should be noted that peak tourism months of July, September, and October may see higher hotel and activity prices. It's always best to plan your family getaway during school holidays to avoid any issues with term-time travel. And remember, the cheapest months for hotel bookings and car rentals are October and March, respectively.

JAN
15.9°
10.6°
42mm
9 days
FEB
16.6°
10.5°
49mm
8 days
MAR
17.7°
11.3°
46mm
8 days
APR
21.6°
13.6°
20mm
3 days
MAY
25.3°
17.3°
21mm
3 days
JUN
27.9°
21.4°
15mm
2 days
JUL
29.5°
23.4°
7mm
1 days
AUG
29.9°
24°
12mm
1 days
SEP
28.3°
22°
12mm
2 days
OCT
24.1°
18°
27mm
4 days
NOV
20.9°
15.2°
27mm
5 days
DEC
17°
12°
43mm
8 days

Things you'll love...

  • Discover the ancient Palace of Knossos, perfect for history-loving families
  • Explore vibrant markets and taste Cretan delicacies, pleasing palates of all ages
  • Enjoy the island's beautiful beaches, keeping the little ones entertained for hours
  • Immerse yourselves in the rich history and architecture of Heraklion
  • Visit fascinating museums, offering engaging exhibits for curious minds
Airplane

Main airports

    • Heraklion International Airport,
    • Chania International Airport
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Vergis Epavlis
Heraklion, Greece

81
An outdoor pool, a health club, and a bar/lounge are available at this hotel. Additionally, a poolside bar, a steam room, and a rooftop terrace are onsite.
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suite | minibar, in-room safe, free cots/infant beds, rollaway beds
suite | bathroom | designer toiletries, hair dryer, slippers
double room, balcony | minibar, in-room safe, free cots/infant beds, rollaway beds
double room, ground floor | minibar, in-room safe, free cots/infant beds, rollaway beds
double room, balcony | minibar, in-room safe, free cots/infant beds, rollaway beds
double room, balcony | living area | led tv

Villa Kerasia
Heraklion, Greece

62
This hotel features an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge. Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include coffee/tea in a common area, concierge services, and dry cleaning.
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city experience suite | minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
city experience suite | living room | 43-inch smart tv with cable channels, tv
exclusive city escape suite | bathroom | shower, rainfall showerhead, towels
city experience suite | minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
exclusive city escape suite | minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished

3 Pines Design Living
Heraklion, Greece

62
Along with an outdoor pool, this hotel has a fitness center and dry cleaning. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a communal living room.
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executive suite, 1 bedroom, non smoking, jetted tub | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, select comfort beds
designer toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns, slippers
egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, select comfort beds
egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, select comfort beds
executive suite, 1 bedroom, non smoking, jetted tub | egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, select comfort beds
executive suite, 1 bedroom, non smoking, jetted tub | living area | 26-inch lcd tv with satellite channels, tv

Galaxy Hotel Iraklio
Heraklion, Greece

61
Along with 2 restaurants, this hotel has an outdoor pool and 2 bars/lounges. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour health club, a poolside bar, and a steam room are onsite.
Kids stay free
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1 bedroom, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
1 bedroom, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
view from room
1 bedroom, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
1 bedroom, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
designer toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns, slippers

GDM Megaron Historical Monument Hotel
Heraklion, Greece

61
This smoke-free hotel features 2 restaurants, a health club, and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a sauna, a rooftop terrace, and spa services.
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premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
view from room
flat-screen tv
urban deluxe room | premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Olive Green Hotel
Heraklion, Greece

61
Kids stay free
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v suite sea view | view from room
k suite sea view | bathroom | shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns
el suite sea view | minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
k suite sea view | view from room
v suite sea view | minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains
minibar, in-room safe, desk, blackout curtains

Legacy Gastro Suites
Heraklion, Greece

61
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and a free manager's reception are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour business center, a coffee shop/cafe, and coffee/tea in a common area.
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family room, multiple beds | premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
deluxe room, 1 double or 2 single beds | view from room
deluxe room, 1 double or 2 single beds | bathroom | combined shower/bathtub, rainfall showerhead, free toiletries
classic room, 1 double or 2 single beds | view from room
premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
classic room, 1 double or 2 single beds | premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Ibis Styles Heraklion Central
Heraklion, Greece

60
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a 24-hour business center are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, valet parking, a business center, and conference space are onsite.
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double room, terrace (liatiko) | premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
double room, terrace (liatiko) | view from room
superior suite (kotsifali, 2-storey) | bathroom | shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns
superior suite (kotsifali, 2-storey) | premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
junior suite (malvasia) | living room | 32-inch flat-screen tv with satellite channels, tv
superior suite (kotsifali, 2-storey) | premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Scalani Hills Residences
Heraklion, Greece

59
An attached winery, a coffee shop/cafe, and concierge services are available at this smoke-free hotel. Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and a front-desk safe are onsite. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
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superior triple room, balcony | view from room
executive double or twin room | down duvets, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
business suite, balcony | down duvets, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
down duvets, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
junior suite, balcony | down duvets, in-room safe, desk, laptop workspace
view from room

Capsis Astoria Heraklion Hotel
Heraklion, Greece

58
3 restaurants, 2 bars/lounges, and a 24-hour fitness center are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a poolside bar, 2 coffee shops/cafes, and a snack bar/deli are onsite.
Kids stay free
Connecting Rooms
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executive room, harbour view | minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
shower, hair dryer, dressing gowns, slippers
grand suite, harbour view | minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
business room, city view | minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
grand suite, harbour view | minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing

Aquila Atlantis Hotel
Heraklion, Greece

57
Along with an outdoor pool, this hotel has a restaurant and a 24-hour fitness center. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking, and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a 24-hour business center are onsite.
Kids stay free
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junior suite with outdoor jetted tub and side sea view | minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
shower, rainfall showerhead, free toiletries, hair dryer
superior connecting rooms with balcony and city view | view from room
deluxe room with balcony and city view | minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished
deluxe room with balcony and city view | view from room
triple room, city view | minibar, in-room safe, individually decorated, individually furnished

Metropole Urban Hotel
Heraklion, Greece

57
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a coffee shop/cafe, coffee/tea in a common area, and a meeting room.
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free wifi, bed sheets
studio, sea view | bathroom | shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, dressing gowns
studio, sea view | free wifi, bed sheets
economy studio (semi-basement) | free wifi, bed sheets
studio, sea view | private kitchenette | full-sized fridge, oven, stovetop, electric kettle
studio, sea view | free wifi, bed sheets

Golden Bay Boutique Hotel & Bungalows
Heraklion, Greece

57
When you stay at this beach hotel you can enjoy umbrellas and sun loungers.
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deluxe double or twin room, non smoking, park view | free minibar items, in-room safe, blackout curtains, soundproofing
shower, hair dryer, slippers, towels
junior suite, hot tub | free minibar items, in-room safe, blackout curtains, soundproofing
double room, accessible | free minibar items, in-room safe, blackout curtains, soundproofing
double room, accessible | bathroom | shower, hair dryer, slippers, towels
business room, courtyard view | bathroom | shower, hair dryer, slippers, towels

Dom Boutique Hotel
Heraklion, Greece

56
Along with a bar/lounge, this smoke-free hotel has dry cleaning and a 24-hour front desk. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, express check-in and tour/ticket assistance are onsite.
Kids stay free
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triple room | premium bedding, desk, laptop workspace, soundproofing
double or twin room | premium bedding, desk, laptop workspace, soundproofing
double or twin room | premium bedding, desk, laptop workspace, soundproofing
triple room | premium bedding, desk, laptop workspace, soundproofing
premium bedding, desk, laptop workspace, soundproofing
single room | bathroom sink

Marvel Deluxe Rooms
Heraklion, Greece

56
Along with a rooftop terrace, this smoke-free aparthotel has dry cleaning and laundry facilities. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance, and a front-desk safe are onsite. Each apartment provides a refrigerator and a coffee/tea maker, plus free WiFi and a balcony. Premium bedding, a rainfall shower, and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.
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executive suite, sea view | view from room
premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated
free toiletries, hair dryer, towels
premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated
superior double or twin room | view from room
premium bedding, down duvets, in-room safe, individually decorated

Atrion Hotel
Heraklion, Greece

55
This hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a 24-hour business center, a conference center, and a coffee shop/cafe are onsite. Housekeeping is available on request.
Kids stay free
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in-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
in-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
bathroom sink
in-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
in-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
standard triple room | in-room safe, desk, soundproofing, iron/ironing board

Kastro Hotel
Heraklion, Greece

55
A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/cafe are available at this smoke-free hotel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, spa services, conference space, and dry cleaning are onsite.
Connecting Rooms
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executive suite, sea view | minibar, in-room safe, laptop workspace, soundproofing
junior suite, sea view | bathroom | towels, soap, shampoo, toilet paper
minibar, in-room safe, laptop workspace, soundproofing
minibar, in-room safe, laptop workspace, soundproofing
family room | minibar, in-room safe, laptop workspace, soundproofing
junior suite, sea view | minibar, in-room safe, laptop workspace, soundproofing

Lato Boutique Hotel
Heraklion, Greece

54
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a fitness center and a bar/lounge. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include spa services, concierge services, and dry cleaning.
Kids stay free
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standard room, sea view | in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
standard room, city view | bathroom | shower, free toiletries, hair dryer, slippers
standard room, sea view | in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
standard room, sea view | in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
standard room, sea view | in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board
standard room, city view | in-room safe, blackout curtains, iron/ironing board

Kronos Hotel
Heraklion, Greece

54
Along with a coffee shop/cafe, this hotel has coffee/tea in a common area and a 24-hour front desk. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Additionally, a computer station, tour/ticket assistance, and a TV in a common area are onsite.
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deluxe suite, sea view (junior) | minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
bathroom sink
deluxe suite, sea view (junior) | minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
basic room, 1 bedroom, partial sea view | minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing
minibar, in-room safe, desk, soundproofing

Infinity City Boutique Hotel
Heraklion, Greece

54
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has coffee/tea in a common area and express check-in. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include tour/ticket assistance and a front-desk safe.
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