Places to visit in Heraklion Prefecture

Top Things to Do in Heraklion Prefecture, Greece

Places to Visit in Heraklion Prefecture

Top Attractions in Heraklion Prefecture

1

*Likely to sell out: Based on Viator’s booking data and information from the provider from the past 30 days, it seems likely this experience will sell out through Viator, a Tripadvisor company.

What travellers are saying

  • VerdeRosa
    Seattle, WA189 contributions
    The museum has an excellent collection of Minoan artifacts. It helped us better understand the history and art of the island. We went to Knossos first and bought a ticket that also included a visit to the museum that ended up costing less than buying two separate tickets.
    Written 11 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • wayneold
    Golcar, UK13 contributions
    Great place to visit, the owners and staff are really friendly and knowledgeable. You can tell they care for all the reptiles and sea life they have.
    Written 26 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • smayf
    Nottingham, UK226 contributions
    Really nice beach, parking nearby, Sun loungers and umbrella a little steep at €10 but the beach is beautiful. The sea was like a warm bath in June and you can walk out quite far,

    Lifeguard is on duty, people walking around selling donuts and fruits. There’s a grot van that parks up and serves lunch for those not wanting to walk up to the taverna, which is also really nice.

    There’s showers, toilet cubicles and bins. People were litter picking and taking care of the beach, it seems lots of locals like to use this spot also.
    Written 18 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Rowan Katherine M
    Stoke-on-Trent, UK267 contributions
    Got jumped at the gate by a few tour guides being pushing about it - just say no and carry on - (unless you want one) the site is definitely worth seeing - it’s bigger then expected a few uneven paths but mostly easy to get around - beautiful site - a few peacocks about :D - little cafe at the entrance which was nice - be there at 8am to avoid the crowds
    Written 9 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Abz
    11 contributions
    Having read some of the reviews on StarBeach I was wondering if we had made the right choice booking here. I shouldnt have worried. We loved our holiday.

    I had emailed ahead and asked for a quieter family room. We were over the moon with our lovely room with a sea view and we were never really bothered by noise. There is an adults only section of the hotel and beach parties some nights but they didn't go on that late and never bothered us. The room was clean, the showers really good, beds comfortable and the maids did an amazing job.

    The food was out of this world!!. I dont know what people are expecting when they have complained about it on here. So much choice and variety, we never got bored with the buffet because there just so many different dishes to choose from.
    The place itself is beautiful. Sandy beaches, a little cove, you can swim in the sea and snorkel.
    Our two children loved the pools and slides. We played volleyball and football. We were never fighting for somewhere to sit, although it did get busier as we were leaving.
    For a family holiday this place has plenty to do and all within walking distance. There are probably posher hotels in the area but not with all the amazing facilities and things to do for kids and shops near by.

    There is a little village over the road from the hotel and up the hill Koutouloufari - we walked there a couple of nights, tavernas there and shops were open late... really lovely!
    If I had to find a negative the all inclusive drinks could have been better, but there was wine on tap and it was drinkable so 🤷.

    All in all a lovely holiday and most importantly two happy children. That's what it's all about!! Thanks Star Beach
    Written 24 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • haileyaujambon
    Edinburgh, UK33 contributions
    Really pleasant beach. Not too windy. Small pebbles on the beach, while not the most comfortable to walk on is at least less of a nuisance than sand. No real winning there. Flat rock under the water, easy to walk out into. Gets a bit slippery, but I just walked carefully or floated on my back to get a little further out. Very clean and calm water. Not many people the day we went, very calm and serene. Main thing is I wish there were better WC facilities.
    Written 12 September 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Lauren
    United Kingdom22 contributions
    Was very busy so no sun beds available. The beach is shingle type sand so wasn’t the most comfortable thing to lie on. Lots of stones in the water so wear shoes. Huge waves when I went so may be unsuitable for little ones or those with reduced mobility. Can climb the caves for €4 if you want but no guide ropes just freehand so be wary!
    Written 18 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • johngillmoore
    Corfe Castle, UK42 contributions
    Nice sunbeds 7 euro a pair, good access to sea. Toilet and cafe facilities, waiter service at your sun beds
    Written 15 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Dan M
    2 contributions
    The slides here were thrilling and there were a wide range to choose from. The food was nice and there were pockets to store your belongings in whilst on the slides. The kids had a brilliant time and were asking to come again as soon as we left! Although just a quick note, a few of the slides were in need of refurbishment to make the ride down more comfortable.
    Written 2 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • singhasam
    Weymouth, UK3,401 contributions
    WE walked over to the museum very early from Stalis to beat the heat and so almost had the whole place to ourselves.
    A route is available for visitors to follow and it begins by wending its way through fruit trees to show what can be grown in the area.
    An hour or two later and we had been led round everything from original cottage rooms and a little church to a herb garden, raki making equipment, a shepherd's hut and a windmill.
    Crucially on a very hot day the cafe provided us with glasses of fresh orange juice and benches to sit on and get our breath back before the walk back to Stalis.
    The site has good toilets and a little shop area to buy products and souvenirs.
    Very good way to pass a morning and learn a little about how life used to be on Crete.
    Written 22 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Deb
    Dudley, UK264 contributions
    We visited this beach in August, so expected it to be very busy and it certainly was! It is particularly busy at the weekends due to the locals using it more.

    The beach is very narrow, only allowing two rows of sunbeds along most of it, some parts only one row. Some of the sunbeds are almost in the sea! We didn't find this to be a problem, it only adds to the character of this little beach.

    The beach is cleaned daily and there are plenty of bins around, there aren't any toilets on the beach but plenty of restaurants very close, so you just need to buy a drink to use their facilities. The beach has an active lifeguard and a popular diving centre as well as boat hire. 2 sunbeds with a parasol with set you back 7euros for the whole day.

    We enjoyed our days on this beach and would recommend it if staying in the area.
    Written 13 August 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Jana C
    Prague, Czech Republic4,446 contributions
    You have to pay to see inside of this fort but it's worth it. The view from the top are excellent and the small museum inside very informative.
    Written 19 March 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Cesar A
    Norwich, UK110 contributions
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Labyrinth park! We didn't expect to spend as long as we did here but we had so much fun as there was plenty to see and do.
    Our daughters aged 10 and 6 enjoyed every aspect of the park. The labyrinth itself was good fun, got lost several times and our eldest ended up completing it first!
    We had lunch at the park which was lovely, especially the burgers. We would return again.
    Written 23 June 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • pieter j
    Lummen, Belgium52 contributions
    This is one of the lesser known canyons. We started at the taverna. It was not always easy to find our way. Luckily a downloaded a gpx route.

    The first half of the trip was marked with red and white ribbon. The second half of the road was a little more freestyle and rocky.

    We walked 14 km until we were at the cost. A taxi picket us up and brought us to a hotel.

    In our opinion is the route not fit for children.
    Written 12 September 2021
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
  • Deutschexpat13
    Pulheim, Germany139 contributions
    One needs to bring their imagination to this Minoan archeological site as near all treasures of Malia have been removed to a museum. So all that is left is the stone foundations of a rather broad area. This is the third- largest of the Minoan Palaces and covered an area of 7,500 sq.m. and according to tradition the third son of Zeus and Europa, Sarpedon, brother of the legendary king Minos, ruled here.

    The excavations at Malia were begun in 1915. The Palace, houses in the town and the cemetery at Chryssolakos have already been excavated. The finds are exhibited in the Museum of Heraklion, and some in the Museum of Agitos Nikolaos. So it would be best to visit the museums than more than one of the archeological sites.

    I personally would like more information on artifacts found at the archeological site rather than have near all fo them in a museum in Heraklion.
    Written 25 October 2020
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Frequently Asked Questions about Heraklion Prefecture




The most popular things to do in Heraklion Prefecture with children according to Tripadvisor travellers are:See all kid friendly things to do in Heraklion Prefecture on Tripadvisor