Nightlife in Heraklion
Like every large city, Heraklion offers many entertainment options to its visitors. In Heraklion you can choose between traditional - style entertainment and modern entertainment. In the firs case, you can choose between one of the many taverns which stay open until late (especially during the weekends) and where you can have original Greek fun. In those places, you will consume local drinks (wine, arrack, or beer) accompanied by Cretan delicacies in small portions. Many taverns host bands which play live traditional music, while dancing is also involved in most cases. heraklion cocktailsHowever, if you think this kind of entertainment doesn't suit you, you can visit one of the city's modern and fashionable clubs or bars. You will find a variety of clubs and bars both in Heraklion city and in Hersonissos (Limenas Hersonissou) which is a tourist resort famous for its intense and vibrant nightlife. Here are some recommendations of clubs and bars you can visit in Heraklion.
Ittar (Heraklion City)
This is a coffee bar which you can visit all day long. It has a very elegant decoration and a warm and friendly atmosphere. It consist of three different bars which you can choose from: a wine lounge bar, a jazz bar and a bar playing house music.
Temple bar (Hersonissos)
In the lively area of Hersonissos you can visit this popular bar-restaurant which has a nice view of the sea. The music covers many different likings ranging from rock to house. The place stays open until dawn.
A lively and fancy place in the center of Hersonissos, where you can listen to the best electronic music, surrounded by modern decoration and impressive light - effects. The club is often visited by famous DJs and the fun lasts all night long.
Bio Bio (Hersonissos)
Another funky place in Hersonissos. It gets really busy during summer, as it is one of the favorite places both of tourists and of locals.
A very fashionable club located on the beach road i9n Malia. It plays a wide range of music covering all likings, in a tropical decor. The atmosphere is friendly, yet vivid, as dancing keeps until early morning. An endless selection of drinks is also offered in this atmospheric place.
Apollo club (Malia)
One of the most famous clubs in Malia. heraklion partyingThe fun here is endless and the DJ's will keep your hands in the air all night long. The club is renewed every winter so that it has the most up-to-date atmosphere. Crazy events are often organized.
Dwyer's Irish Club (Stalis)
A genuine Irish club located right on the beach in Stalis. The decoration has been imported from Ireland and every night there is live music by an Irish band. After the live music, the bar's DJ's keep going with dance music. Theme parties are held quite often and there is also a beach bar where you can enjoy a cold beer.
Privilege Club (Heraklion)
A very popular club in downtown Heraklion. Here you can listen to the latest both international and Greek mainstream music. The place is very stylish and trendy and is often visited by DJ's from all over the world during the summer.