230
trips planned in the last hour
8.8
out of 10
Trustscore rating
©

Heraklion Prefecture trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Heraklion Prefecture

Trip Planner Europe  /  Greece  /  Crete  /  Heraklion Prefecture
Situated at the center of Crete, Heraklion prefecture remains best known for its eponymous capital city, the birthplace of artists El Greco and Nikos Kazantzakis. A crowded tourist mecca, the vibrant city serves as the starting point for day trips to the prefecture's main attraction, an ancient complex of Minoan palaces. This important archaeological site contains traces of Europe's oldest city, from which the mythical King Minos allegedly ruled the region. Venture farther away from the prefecture's big city and popular northern resorts to discover a less-trodden landscape of tiny villages, fertile green plains, and low mountain ranges. Heraklion Prefecture is in Crete. Use our Greece trip maker site to arrange the details of your trip to Heraklion Prefecture and other destinations.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Heraklion Prefecture

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Heraklion Prefecture

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
2 adults
Adults (12 +)
- +
Children (2-11)
- +
Infants (Under 2)
- +
Close

Recently planned trips to Heraklion Prefecture

15 days in Greece BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 11 days in Greece BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 13 days in Greece BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 10 days in Greece BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 8 days in Greece BY A USER FROM GERMANY December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Crete BY A USER FROM GREECE December, popular sights PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Crete BY A USER FROM GREECE June, romantic, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 9 days in Crete BY A USER FROM GREECE June, relaxing, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Crete BY A USER FROM GREECE June, relaxing, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, relaxing, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Crete BY A USER FROM GREECE June, outdoors, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Greece BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA January, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Greece BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA January, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: January ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans