GUIDE TO IRAKLIA

The photogenic island of Iraklia is located in the heart of the Aegean, together with the other Small Cyclades islands of Koufonisia, Donoussa and Schinoussa.
This remote paradise is small and unspoiled, with no crowds of tourists and a peaceful atmosphere.

To help you plan your trip t Iraklia, we have created a guide that includes the best things to do on the island, some sights & beaches you should visit, hotels for your accommodation, top restaurants and a collection of photos.

Iraklia is connected to Piraeus port in Athens by ferry but also to Naxos island. If you are interested in island hopping, you will also find ferry connections between Iraklia and Paros, Donoussa and other islands of the Aegean.
The closest airport is on Naxos island.

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As a part of the Small Cyclades island group, along with Koufonisia, Schinoussa, and Donoussa, Iraklia couldn’t be anything less than a paradise island!
It is a calm and somewhat secluded destination, offering privacy and the opportunity to get away from everything!

Iraklia has two very small villages: Panagia, which is located in the center of the island, and Agios Georgios, which serves as the main port.
Both villages boast traditional architecture, but Agios Georgios is more developed in terms of tourism. There, you’ll find a few rooms and fish taverns.
Other rooms, apartments and villas are scattered around the island.

As for the beaches, they are big, stunning, and mostly unorganized.
Livadi, Agios Georgios, and the beach on the port are the most popular seashores, while you’ll find many unspoiled beaches along the island’s coastline as well.
Most of the beaches can easily be reached by foot, while others can be reached via rough hiking paths.

Hiking is one of the most popular activities to do in Iraklia, especially because of the island's wild natural scenery and spectacular landscapes.

If you love a relaxing holiday in nature, you’re bound to love Iraklia!

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HOTELS & ACCOMMODATIONS

Iraklia may be one of the least touristy islands of the Cyclades but there are a few hotels, apartments and studios that have been designed to offer comfortable accommodation. They are family owned and have a traditional Cycladic style. Agios Giorgios and Livadi are the main areas that house the majority of the island's accommodation facilities.

HOW TO GET THERE & MOVE AROUND?

The island is only accessible by ferry. There are ferries to Iraklia from Piraeus port in Athens but also from other islands of the Aegean sea.
The closest airport is on Naxos island and it only received flights from Athens.
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HIGHLIGHTS: BEST OF IRAKLIA

Discover the highlights of Iraklia! From sightseeing to activities, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate holiday experience!

  • Agios Georgios
    gios Georgios beach is found within a walking distance from the port of Iraklia. It is a long, sandy beach with crystal water and some rooms to rent surround it.
  • Livadi beach
    Livadi is the most impressive beach in Iraklia. Like all beaches on the island, it is accessible through a hiking trail. It is not organized and has amazing waters.
  • Cave of Saint John
    The cave of Saint John is special for its stalactites and stalagmites formations. It is located on the southern side of the island and can be reached on foot from Panagia village, following a trekking path. The route will take about an hour.