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Customer Travel Tips for Heraklion

74% Avg. city rating Rated by 61 customers

Activities / excursions 73%

Restaurants / eating out 79%

Shopping 70%

Chilling out / relaxing 71%

Getting around / public transport 76%

Sightseeing 77%

Culture 80%

Nightlife / partying 68%

Value for money 74%

Customer Travel Tips for Heraklion

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80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


25 Jul 2017

Travel Type:
As a family with children

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
41+

Customer Travel Tip: Remember the shops close on a Sunday!!

Liked: It is a comparatively normal Greek city despite the tourists

Disliked: Not really....

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
62% Avg. rating


10 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Public transport to the airport doesn't work in the night

Liked: Old city tissue

Disliked: Too many tourists, too crowded and commercial

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
71% Avg. rating


29 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: walk on the town

Liked: bar and restaurant on the streets

Disliked: traffic

98% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


13 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Going to terraces as Astoria or Eucalyptos and enjoy the beatiful views!

Liked: Food and people

Disliked: complicated system of public transport

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
96% Avg. rating


28 May 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Stay for two weeks, and rent a car for a few days to get to some of the outlying sites, if you are interested in ancient history. And explore the other two big cities. I only got to Rethymnon, due to short time. I hear Chania is great too

Liked: I loved everything! Good public transport, everyone friendly and helpful. I LOVE Crete!

Disliked: Nothing

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


20 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: bla

Liked: bla

Disliked: bla

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


13 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: i don't know

Liked: i did not visit heraklion

Disliked: no

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


05 Apr 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: If this hostel is your only option in Heraklion, stay at a hostel outside the city & take day trips by bus to visit Heraklion.

Liked: Good bus transportation to other places for day trips, very good museums, & a beautiful city.

Disliked: nothing I disliked about Heraklion except they need a decent hostel

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


07 Jan 2015

Customer Travel Tip: Do not book with hostelbookers.com unless you want to be charged and arrive at hotels that are not even open.

Liked: Wonderful museums. Great public transportation.

Disliked: Weather in January is not favorable.

100% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


04 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: ..

Liked: Beautiful city

Disliked: No

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 20%
  • Shopping - 20%
69% Avg. rating


28 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Visit the historical sites and spend a lot of time on the beach

Liked: the history

Disliked: lack of night life

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 40%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 80%
62% Avg. rating


25 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: one day in city one day around should be good

Liked: streets, culture, relaxed city

Disliked: not much to look around in city

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


19 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing City break Shopping Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: restaurant in the old harbour opposite the fortress has good food for good price

Liked: sights are close, you can easily walk public bus to knossos beach at ammoudara a bit out of the city is nice

Disliked: old town is small and not characteristic, but ok

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
71% Avg. rating


15 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Use it as a base to go elsewhere.

Liked: It's got good connections to the rest of the island and surrounding isles, as well as it being a bit more cosmopolitan.

Disliked: It was too busy for me.

53% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 20%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 40%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 60%
53% Avg. rating


13 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing

Customer Travel Tip: nothing

Liked: Not that much. Average

Disliked: no

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


13 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Relaxation / spa

Customer Travel Tip: Have a fun time.

Liked: Beautiful city

Disliked: nope.

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


16 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Things to do run out quickly so plan for day trips to neighboring places

Liked: Weather

Disliked: Bus timings a little irregular

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


21 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: Visit beaches

Liked: Great friendly people

Disliked: Bad condition of some roads

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


06 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Esta cerca de Knossos

Liked: Esta Knosos cerca, interesante, cultura

Disliked: No hay mucho para hacer

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
84% Avg. rating


25 Nov 2013

Customer Travel Tip: Mainly there are three cities at Crete, so if you arrive to Crete through Heraklio take a bus at any time of the day and go to Rethymno or Xania, and move from there to the interest points. If you stay at Heraklio visit the Archaeological Site of Knossos, you can take a bus from the Bus station for 3 euros round trip, there you're gonna spend 2 hours at least.

Liked: There are points in the city to spend time in the afternoon. Very friendly people

Disliked: No, in general all was ok

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74% Avg. city rating Rated by 61 customers

Activities / excursions 73%

Restaurants / eating out 79%

Shopping 70%

Chilling out / relaxing 71%

Getting around / public transport 76%

Sightseeing 77%

Culture 80%

Nightlife / partying 68%

Value for money 74%

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