Top Activities to Enjoy in Iraklia

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Iraklia is one of those Greek islands that are fairly secluded, which means that it tends to be quiet. Despite that, there is still a lot to do, and visitors flock to the island in order to get away from the bustling crowds and simply let go and relax. This is also a great places to enjoy the Greek culture at its finest. From touring the ancient ruins to experiencing the breathtaking views of the sea, it’s a place that will leave you wanting to come back. There are many activities that you can do while on the isle, but below are some of the best:


As a mountainous destination, Iraklia is an excellent place for hiking. While visiting, you can hike and enjoy the beautiful landscape peak. Topographical diversity offers its visitors a chance to experience the rocky landscape that it has to offer. With spectacular views, it’s not a bad spot for taking photographs. To reach the peak, you have to take the footpath from the main road and get off at Beach Camping. There are great hikers ready to assist you in conquering the mountain. If you are up for it and feel fit, then this activity is perfect for you!


With great marine life and turquoise waters, Iraklia is a great place to snorkel and see the Sea at its best. You can snorkel and swim in the clear waters of the Sea and see a wide variety of marine life.The marine life inhabiting the area surrounding Iraklia is thriving, and it’s one of the best locations for snorkeling. Since the water is shallow and crystal clear, it’s easy to spot fishes and corals. You will get a chance to spot various fish and turtles. Swim with skills, and you will see even more marine life away from the shore.


If you want a more advanced level of snorkeling, then scuba diving is recommended. It’s an activity where you spend quality time with marine life underwater in the Sea. Learning scuba diving is easy since it’s commonly taught throughout the island. Many people get excited after spotting Mediterranean monk seals and dolphins swimming nearby. This activity is a great way to enjoy the clear waters. Join other enthusiasts to explore the underwater world and enjoy this activity.

Bird Watching

For bird lovers, Iraklia is paradise. There are a lot of birds, and they’re easy to spot. The isle plays host to a wide variety of migratory birds, and they are believed to travel from the north during the winter season. If you want to watch birds, then head over to the rocky areas in the southern part of the island. Here, you will be able to spot great birds living in their natural habitat.
Take great bird photos that you can easily share with friends after the vacation.


Just walking across the isle is excellent. It’s peaceful, and it lets you experience the natural beauty of Iraklia. You can walk through the village, where you rented your apartment or cottage, and enjoy its beauty. You can also walk down to the beach and swim in the crystal clear waters. Many people decide to go for a morning stroll along the sandy beaches while listening to the soothing sounds of the Sea. You can go for a moonlit stroll with friends down to the beach later during the night. The moonlight should enhance your holiday, and you will love this activity.

The bottom line is that there’s a lot to do in Iraklia, and you can’t get bored. There are incredible things to do; the great weather, the friendly locals, and the lovely food make it a great holiday spot.

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