Hotels and Accommodation in Crete

Accommodation in the prefecture of Heraklion

The region of Heraklion

The prefecture of Heraklion is located in central Crete. Its capital is Heraklion. With a population of 170.000 it is the fourth largest city of Greece. The airport is located only a few km east of the city.

The coastal areas near Heraklion and especially to the East have a number of large tourist developments. Some like Hersonisos and Malia will appeal more to the party crowds but there are also some quieter resorts.
Inland, the region is less mountainous than its neighbouring prefectures to the West but by no means flat.
The South of the region of Heraklion is far less developed and will appeal more to independent travelers.

Tourism is not very developed inland although it is possible to find simple accommodation in many villages.