Iraklia, a stress-free island
It belongs to the group of Small Cyclades and has a rare natural landscape, which is entirely protected by NATURA 2000. Enjoy laid back holidays surrounded by a breathtaking scenery. Book cheap ferry tickets to Iraklia through Let’s Ferry.
Beautiful Church in the hill of Iraklia Island
• Τhere are two settlements on the island: Saint George, in the main port, and Hora that is also known as Panagia.
• Just above the sandy beach of Livadi, you can visit the archaeological site of Kastro, where you can see the ruins of a Hellenistic Period fort. Don’t miss the remains of the Temple of Zeus and the Goddess of Luck, just nearby.
• For a breathtaking view, climb to the top of Papas hill to see the islands of Paros, Naxos, Amorgos and Schinoussa.
• The cave of Saint John is the largest in Cyclades with impressive formations and a very interesting story. An icon of Saint John was found there by a shepherd. For a thorough exploration, don’t forget to bring a flashlight!
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Beatiful traditional streets in Iraklia island
• Iraklia is a popular hiking walk around the island through its 8 designated paths. Path No7 leads to Agios Athanasios, a deserted settlement with fine architecture.
• At the sheltered cove of Alimia you can combine history lessons and diving in crystal waters. A german WWII seaplane is lying in its bottom.
• Once you get used to the slow pace of life in Iraklia, it won’t be easy to leave. In the rare occasion you’ll feel like changing scenery for a day though, schedule a boat tour to the nearby islands of Schinoussa, Donoussa and Naxos.
• The bay of Merihas is not only an isolated beach but also a perfect spot for birdwatching. Vultures, wild pigeons and other rare species chose this idyllic place to rest and reproduce.
• Iraklia, or as locals call it, the Cycladic “Maldives”, is surrounded by turquoise waters. At the port of Saint George, a tropical sandy beach welcomes you to the island. You will have a hard time deciding which one of the following is the most exotic one to swim into: Livadi, Alimia, Vorini Spilia or Karvounolakos.
Clear blue waters in Iraklia island
Tip: There are two medical centers, one in each village, an ATM and a mini market but you won’t find a gas station. The island is connected to Piraeus, the rest of the Small Cyclades islands, Naxos and Amorgos. If you want a castaway experience on an exclusive paradise, book cheap ferry tickets to Iraklia through Let’s Ferry.
Information about the port of Iraklia
Passenger routes connect Iraklia with Piraeus, there are daily connections with Naxos and regular connection with other Cycladic islands.