IRAKLIA TRAVEL GUIDE
Find out everything about your holidays in Iraklia on our travel guide! Sitting in the heart of the Aegean sea, between Naxos and Ios, Iraklia is one of the incredibly photogenic tiny Greek islands. It belongs to the paradise island group of Small Cyclades, along Koufonisia, Donoussa, and Schinoussa. Thanks to its small size, Iraklia Greece has yet to be discovered by the mass visitors and has managed to keep its unspoiled charm!
Boasting a raw natural landscape, Iraklia island is the best destination for private holidays, away from the hustle and the bustle. The calm atmosphere and slow pace of life make Iraklia Greece a remote paradise.
Iraklia beaches are not organized and have the characteristic crystal clear turquoise waters of Small Cyclades beaches. They keep their natural charm and all of them can be reached on foot. That’s why Iraklia is considered a great destination for trekking and free camping!
Iraklia is also perfect for island hopping, thanks to its proximity to the rest of the Small Cyclades islands, as well as to Naxos.
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MORE ABOUT IRAKLIA GREECE
Belonging to the Small Cyclades group of islands, along with Koufonisia, Schinoussa, and Donoussa, Iraklia couldn’t be anything less than a paradise island! Iraklia holidays experience is calm, private and secluded, thus it is a great destination for those who want to get away from it all.
Iraklia Greece has two villages: Panagia, which is located in the center of the island and Agios Georgios, which serves as the main port. Both villages boast a traditional architecture, but Agios Georgios is more developed in terms of tourism. There, you’ll find some Iraklia studios and fish taverns. Iraklia hotels are scattered all around the port and in some beaches around the port. Another popular option for Iraklia accommodation is free camping, thanks to the beautiful natural landscape of the island.
As for Iraklia beaches, they are stunning, big and unorganized. Livadi beach, Agios Georgios beach, and Port beach are the main beaches in Iraklia, while you’ll find many unspoiled beaches along the island’s coastline. Most of Iraklia beaches can be easily reached by foot, while others can be reached through rough trekking paths. Trekking is one of the most popular activities to do in Iraklia Greece, thanks to the island’s raw natural landscape.
If you love relaxing holidays in nature, you’re bound to love Iraklia!
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HOW TO GET TO IRAKLIA?
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 to Iraklia is on Naxos island.
HIGHLIGHTS: BEST THINGS TO DO
Discover the best things to do in Iraklia! From Iraklia sightseeing to activities, we give you the best recommendations for the ultimate Iraklia holidays experience!
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 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.
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.