TF's Peace of Mind Policy
- find out more
Heraklion's History, Coastline and Beyond

greece Tours Heraklion's History, Coastline and Beyond

Heraklion's History, Coastline and Beyond

Heraklion, Crete’s fascinating capital, is home to ancient palaces, beautiful architecture and inescapable Greek charm. Delve further beyond the city’s streets to discover miles of popular coastlines and unique, rugged bays on your beach holiday to remember.  

  • Style: City Break
  • Duration: 8 days/7 nights
  • Starts in: Crete
Guide Price £960
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
  • Discover Heraklion’s impressive old Venetian harbour
  • Relax to the sound of the waves on rugged bays or sandy shores
  • Explore the ancient Palace of Knossos and learn of past legends

With beautiful resorts located outside the city, enjoy your perfect mix of downtime and exploring on your week away. Boasting hotels with top-class facilities, how to spend your time is entirely up to you. Why not enjoy alfresco breakfasts, relaxation by the pool and revitalising spa treatments to truly kick back in style.  

For those wishing to explore, Heraklion city centre is just a short drive away and offers a beautiful, old Venetian harbour and an array of local bars ideal for admiring the sunset after an exciting day. Not far away you’ll find the Palace of Knossos, renowned as one of Crete’s must see historical attractions. Over 20,000m2, the Palace of Knossos’ complex is the largest of all Minoan palatial structures. Explore this intriguing site to discover the remains of colourful murals, imposing red columns and the glorious throne room. Make sure you remember your camera to capture this spectacular setting.  

If you’d prefer to spend more time on the beach, Heraklion is fringed with beautiful beaches. From popular spots with lively bars to relaxed shacks and quiet coves, there is something to suit every taste on this fantastic trip to Crete!  

Guide Price £960
per person (based on 2 adults sharing)
  • Private return transfers between Heraklion airport and Abaton Island Resort & Spa
  • 7 nights 4star accommodation
Not Included
  • International flights
New offers every day

Special Offers We negotiate new offers daily from discounted flights, tours and vehicle hire to free upgrades, added value and unique inclusions. Please call for our latest offers.

The tour itinerary, inclusions and departures are based on travel from 20/08/2020 to 31/12/2021. Guide prices are based on twn/dbl share, are subject to availability and may vary by departure date. For travel outside of these dates, the itinerary and inclusions may vary to that shown above - please ask for details.

As we can offer you such a flexible choice of flights, we don't include international airfares with our tour prices. The price you pay will be determined by the time of year you travel, your departure airport, airline and availability.

However, to give you a general idea of prices, flights to Crete currently cost from £268 in Economy and £463 in Business Class

Your Trailfinders travel consultant will be able to find the best flights to suit you and your choice of tour. Please call for our latest offers.

Unmissable Experiences

Don't miss out - secure your place on the world's must do experiences before you go.

We offer hundreds of unforgettable experiences all round the globe, from city-tours to bridge climbs, balloon flights to whale watching cruises.

Take a look at the local tours we offer along the way and ask your Trailfinders consultant to add them to your itinerary for you.

Speak to a Travel Expert

We believe booking online is no substitute for one-on-one service. Between them our expert travel consultants have travelled to over 96% of the world's countries. As a result the service and advice they offer is second to none.

Our travel centres are currently closed
Our phone lines are open at the following times:-

Monday to Friday: 8am - 8pm (UK) : 9am-7pm (ROI)
Saturday & Bank Holidays: 9am - 6pm
Sunday: 10am - 6pm

For individual opening times please check your local travel centre

Submit an Enquiry Request a quote or appointment about this holiday and we call you back at a time that suits you Make an Appointment Make an Appointment to visit one of our travel centres alarm


Our free Viewtrail App stores your essential travel information in one secure place, ensuring we are with you from start to finish.
  • View your travel plans on or offline, wherever and whenever you wish
  • Live flight notifications - real time information as you travel
  • Online check-in links and pre-tour notifications
  • Luggage allowance
  • Mapped places of interest - restaurants, shops, stations...plus route guidance back to your hotel
  • View e-vouchers and export them to your Apple wallet
  • Secure access to booking history, profile and insurance contact information
  • One touch emergency contact 365/24/7
  • Add to calendar function
  • Countdown to travel
  • Local time, weather, translator and exchange rate calculator
Don't Miss Out

Sign up for our Email and be the first to hear about our Red Hot Offers and Travel Inspiration.

Order a Brochure

Our full range of 2020 brochures and the latest edition of the Trailfinder magazine are out now - get ahead of the rest and start planning your next escape.

Get In Touch
Submit An Enquiry

If you can provide a few more details we can look at the best available options before we call you.