Looking for an Iraklia hotel? This guide on where to stay in Iraklia, Greece lists all the accommodation on the island, from simple rooms to boutique hotels.
This tiny island is a place where you can go to truly get away from it all, but it also means that it can be difficult to find information about accommodation.
Fortunately, our guide on where to stay in Iraklia can help! We've put together a list of the best Iraklia hotels and guesthouses for you to choose from. Some, you can book online, whilst others you'll need to get in touch with the owners.
First though, a bit of background information on Iraklia island to set the scene…
Iraklia Island, Greece
Iraklia is a small island which belongs to a subgroup of the Cyclades called “the Small Cyclades”. This group of islands also includes Koufonissi, Schinoussa and Donoussa. They are known for the pristine beaches, the crystal clear water and the laid-back atmosphere.
You can get to Iraklia by ferry directly from Piraeus port outside of Athens, or from the nearby islands. Take a look at Ferryhopper for available boats and to easily book tickets online. I've a full guide here: How to get from Athens to Iraklia.
Even though Iraklia is small, it’s quite hilly, unlike nearby Schinoussa, with the highest point about 420 metres. There is a total of about 16 kms of paths, which are reasonably well signposted, so it’s really a hiker’s paradise.
The amazing St John cave, the largest cave in the Cyclades, can be found here. You might need some local advice as the entrance is pretty hard to find!
When to go to Iraklia
The population of Iraklia is very small – estimates are between 80 and 150 people. Still, there are quite a few rooms and small hotels in Iraklia.
Most of them only operate in summer – so if you are looking to book a room for the off-season, it might be tricky. The hotel owners might not be there themselves in the winter, often returning to Athens for a few months.
Like most of the smaller islands, Iraklia has a very short high season, which is really July and August. If you are going to Iraklia then, it’s best to book in advance.
And if you happen to be there on 28-29 August, you definitely need to book several weeks before you arrive. These are the days that St John is celebrated, and hundreds of people come to Iraklia for the events.
Where to stay in Iraklia
Most of the hotels in Iraklia are located in the port town of Agios Georgios, which has a lovely little beach. This is where you can find most of the tavernas of the island, as well as a small minimarket.
Agios Georgios is a 20-minute walk from possibly the best beach in Iraklia, Livadi. There are a few rooms and hotels that are equal distance from Agios Georgios and Livadi. Additionally, there is a small choice of rooms close to Livadi beach itself.
Iraklia has one more settlement up on the mountain, called Panagia. There are no places to stay there, but you can find a taverna and a small mini market.
As distances are so small, it doesn’t really matter where you stay. We stayed in Sohoro Rooms in the village, but ended up walking to Livadi beach on most days. Livadi is ideal if you want peace and quiet – not that Agios Georgios is exactly busy!
Booking Iraklia accommodation
In general, search engines like booking.com work or tripadvisor work fine for Iraklia. However, you may come across a couple of issues.
Quite often, the hotel where you want to stay may show as unavailable or fully booked. It’s possible this is the case, but it’s more likely that the hotel owners haven’t listed their availability for the following summer. This is more the case if you are trying to book a hotel in Iraklia early in the year.
Looking at google maps might also help, though the location of some hotels isn’t accurate. This hardly matters, as most hotel owners will offer a pick up from the port. However, if you are booking a room in Iraklia, double check that it is not on another nearby island instead – seriously, we've seen people do this!
In addition to these issues, some of the properties seem to be listed under several different names. We have included all the names where we found more than one.
If the search engines don’t help, you can always use booking forms on the hotel websites, or just send an e-mail. Most hotel owners would speak English (and perhaps another language or two) to some degree.
Accommodation in Iraklia
So here’s a complete list of accommodation in Iraklia!
Iraklia Hotels in Agios Georgios Port Town
In order to come up with this guide, we researched all rooms and hotels in Iraklia, apart from private homes. We have used links from booking.com, tripadvisor, and the hotel websites wherever possible. We have also included email addresses and other contact details.
Speires is a stylish, newly built hotel up on a hill in Agios Georgios, offering fantastic views of the Aegean. There is a range of rooms and suites, suitable for up to four people. All of them are air conditioned and have balconies, fridges and free WiFi. Home-made breakfast with local delicacies can be enjoyed in the courtyard.
More info at Booking: Speires Hotel
TripAdvisor Reviews: Speires Hotel
Angelos Rooms offers simple,clean, Cycladic-style rooms and apartments with air conditioning and balconies. All rooms have a fridge, a kettle and a TV, while some also include a kitchenette. WiFi is available.
More info at Booking: Angelos Rooms
TripAdvisor Reviews: Angelos Rooms
Sunset offers clean, large rooms in a quiet area of Agios Georgios town. There is a big garden and a large terrace with great sunset views. All rooms have air conditioning, TVs and fridges, while there is also a big communal kitchen. Free WiFi is available everywhere.
More info at Booking: Sunset
TripAdvisor reviews: Sunset
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Maistrali is located right in the centre of Agios Georgios. It offers stylish air-conditioned studios and apartments with free Wi-Fi, private balconies and kitchenettes. Breakfast is available.
More info at Booking: Maistrali
TripAdvisor Reviews: Maistrali
Alexandra Studios offers self-contained rooms with air conditioning, kitchenettes, TV and WiFi. The hotel has a garden and a terrace, as well as a free private parking area.
More info at Booking: Alexandra Studios
TripAdvisor Reviews: Alexandra Studios
Agnantema / Agnadema / Dimitris Studios
Agnantema studios offers comfortable, stylish air-conditioned studios with WiFi, TVs and private balconies. A fridge and coffee making facilities are available. The owner provides free transfers to nearby villages, and can also arrange car and bicycle rentals.
More info at Booking: Agnantema
TripAdvisor Reviews: Agnantema
Taxiarchis Studios offers simply furnished, self-catering apartments suitable for families. Each unit has a fully equipped kitchenette and air conditioning. Free WiFi and free private parking are available, and the hotel also has a garden and a terrace.
More info at Booking: Taxiarchis Studios
TripAdvisor Reviews: Taxiarchis Studios
Mob: (+30)6948-108664, (+30)6976-041548
Anna's Place offers a range of rooms, studios and one apartment. Guests can make use of the shared kitchen, garden, barbecue facilities and sun terrace. Free WiFi and free private parking are also available. All rooms have air conditioning, TVs, fridges and safes. The hotel also offers laundry service.
More info at Booking: Anna's Place
TripAdvisor Reviews: Anna's Place
Venetiko studios provides double, triple and family rooms with WiFi, air conditioning and kitchenettes. There is a garden and terrace.
More info at Booking: Venetiko Studios
Tel: (+30)22850-74282, (+30)210-9918751
Golden Villa is a large villa, suitable for families or large groups and longer stays. The villa has three air conditioned bedrooms, a large, fully equipped kitchen, private parking and a washing machine. Free WiFi is available throughout. There is also a balcony, a sun terrace and a garden.
More info on Booking: Golden Villa
Horizon features four studios with private terraces, offering amazing views of the Aegean. All rooms include fully equipped kitchens with a fridge, an oven, kettle and coffee machine. You will find air conditioning, roof fans, TVs, free WiFi and safes in all units. Children’s cots and food seats are available upon request. Two of the apartments can accommodate up to five people.
Sohoro studios offer simple, budget air-conditioned accommodation in Iraklia. The rooms include kitchenettes with fridges, and have private balconies.
Basic, simple air-conditioned rooms with kitchenettes, fridges and private balconies.
Basic, authentic Cycladic rooms with kitchenettes, fridges and private balconies.
A simple option for budget-minded travellers.
Iraklia Hotels Closer to Livadi beach
Moving around the island a little bit….
Located up on a quiet hill with beautiful views, Aiolos hotel provides stylish, minimally decorated air-conditioned rooms. There is an on-site restaurant, where buffet breakfast is served. All rooms have fridges, TVs, safes and private balconies, while suites also include a seating area. Free transfer from the port is provided, and free WiFi is available.
More info on Booking: Aiolos Hotel
TripAdvisor Reviews: Aiolos Hotel
Newly built Meltemi offers stylish, spacious, bright rooms in a quiet setting with a garden and terrace. The rooms are air-conditioned and have a fridge, coffee-making facilities and WiFi. A lovely homemade breakfast is served daily, and there is also a barbeque. The owner Fanis offers lifts from the port, and he may accompany you on a hike around Iraklia. Meltemi has some of the best views in Iraklia.
More info at Booking: Villa Meltemi
Villa Panorama offers stylish rooms and apartments to accommodate two, three or four people. All units are air conditioned and open up to fantastic views of the Aegean. Kitchenettes or fully equipped kitchens are available in all rooms. WiFi is available throughout the property.
TripAdvisor Reviews: Villa Panorama
Another option for great views, Villa Zografos is up on the hill, close to Livadi beach. The elegant, air-conditioned rooms have private balconies where you can relax, and they are all equipped with a fridge, kettle and WiFi. There is also a shared kitchen, barbecue facilities and a lush, green garden with an inviting seating area. The owner Yiannis provides free car rides to the town and back, a few times per day.
More info at Booking: Villa Zografos
TripAdvisor Reviews: Villa Zografos
Iraklia Accommodation at Livadi Beach
Not that Agios Georgios is a busy village, but if you want more isolation you can head to Livadi beach.
Kritamos is one of the newest and most luxurious accommodation options in Iraklia. They offer beautiful, stylish suites with free WiFi and TVs. There is an onsite restaurant / bar, and breakfast is offered daily.
More info at Booking: Kritamos Suites
Marietta’s rooms / Martin’s rooms
This is a small complex offering cozy, minimal rooms right on the beach. All rooms have fridges, while there is also a communal kitchen. Air conditioning or ceiling fans are available, as is WiFi. Transfers to and from the port are provided, and the owners can also offer a drive to other places of interest. They can even do your supermarket shopping for you!