Heraklion, the capital of Crete, offers an active and amazing nightlife all year round, even in winter. In the historical center of Heraklion, at the narrow alleys and the lovely squares, many bars are gathered and feature a wide variety of musical styles, from popular contemporary Greek and foreign music to Oriental styles and older songs. Along Korai and Milatou Street, you will find modern Heraklion bars with popular music and tasty cocktails, which attract mostly young people, while at the old harbor there are more alternative, historical bars.

Lovely bars, either lounge or active, can also be found in coastal areas around town. In these tourist areas, you can enjoy a charming evening by the seaside with incredible sunset views and lower prices than the bars in Heraklion town center. Some of the most popular Heraklion bars are 50-50, 258 lounge bar and friends, Tita Mpriki Bar, Dolphin Beach Bar, Ittar jazz bar and the swanky Veneto.

What are the best Bars in Heraklion? We have made a selection with the best 10 Bars in Heraklion and marked our favorite ones with a ‚̧.

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Think Tank

Coffee Shop Bar
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Think Tank is an espresso-wine bar that stands out for its specialty coffee and its carefully selected wines from Crete and other places in Greece. Think Tank is situated in a renovated, old, neoclassical building with minimal design and a cozy atmosphere. There is a barista who prepares quality ...
Town
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Pagopoieion

Bar Mediterranean
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Pagopoieion (Ice Factory) is a lovely cafe situated in Saint Titos Square, in the heart of Heraklion Town. This cafe-bar is unique in decoration and frequently organizes art exhibitions, lectures on poetry and literature, music concerts, readings and other events.
Town

Kahlua Beach Bar

Beach Bar
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Under the hotel Eva, there is Kahlua, a beach bar that literally touches the sea. It is the only bar built next to the sea offering a view to Hersonissos bay.
Hersonissos

Murphy's Bar

Bar
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Murphy's bar is a great place to spend your hot summer vacations. Located right above the beach of Hersonissos, this executive bar offers incredible sounds of music genres along with the friendly atmosphere.
Hersonissos

Wets & Drys Speakeasy Bar

Cocktails
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Wets & Drys is inspired by the speakeasy bars, which appeared in America at the beginning of the previous century, during the Prohibition times. It stands out for its cocktails and for its inspiring and superb recipes. The music selections that accompany your moments here move around Jazz, Funk, ...
Town

Heaven

Coffee Shop Beach Bar
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Heaven Beach is a cafe-bar and restaurant at Ammoudara beach. It operates all year long, offering you coffee, drinks or meals, inviting you to have a great time with your friends.
Amoudara

Chalavro Open Bar

Bar
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Chalavro Open Bar emerged from the ruins of an old house in the heart of the Old Town of Heraklion. Where everyone saw nothing but ruins, others saw a vibrant all-day open space for coffee and drinks, a meeting point, a place where new ideas and tastes would be born. And there happened Chalavro Open ...
Town

Red Lion

Pub
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Red Lion Gastropub & Restaurant started its operation in 1999 as a small pub, where the guests could enjoy quality drinks and had also some choices between breakfast options and snacks.
Malia

The Bitters Bar

Cocktails
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Bitters Bar is inspired by the legendary Speakesy Bars, which used to operate during the prohibition era in America in 1920. It is located behind the busy Lion-square. Bitters Bar stands out for its high-quality cocktails, which are all made with homemade marmalades. Its cozy interior is perfectly ...
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Dolphin Bar

Beach Bar
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Holidays are Freedom and your dream holiday could include relaxing on a sunbed, by the crystal clear waters and the golden-colored sand, sipping your exotic cocktail or a healthy smoothie. All these are possible when visiting dolphin beach bar at Malia.
Malia

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