Accommodation in Heraklion
Hotels in Heraklion range in type and facilities. Malia, Hersonissos, Gouves, and Stalis are the places to go if you are looking for vivid nightlife and beaches with many bars and clubs. For something more low-key but still very lively, Matala in the southern part of Heraklion is a great choice. Matala became famous in the hippie era of the 1960s and 1970s, but today it is a nice family destination.
For visitors with families or tourists who want to be close to the beachside, nice Heraklion hotels to stay are found in Agia Pelagia, Ammoudara, Gouves, and Kokkini Hani. These are lovely, well-organized beaches with many sea sports available.