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Sofia Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel with outdoor pool, near Heraklion Port

8.2/10 Very Good

529 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
57 Stadiou Str., Heraklion, Crete Island, 71601
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Pool bar
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lobby fireplace
For families
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Cleaning & Safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heraklion Port - 29 min walk
  • Heraklion Archaeological Museum - 33 min walk
  • Koules Fortress - 13 min drive
  • Historical Museum of Crete - 10 min drive
  • Heraklion Loggia - 11 min drive
  • Morosini Fountain - 11 min drive
  • Knossos Archaeological Site - 6 min drive
  • Palace of Knossos - 14 min drive
  • Watercity Waterpark - 15 min drive
  • Dinosauria Park - 12 min drive
  • Labyrinth Park - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Nikos Kazantzakis Airport (HER) - 2 min drive

About this property

Sofia Hotel

Just 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from the airport, Sofia Hotel puts you within a 15-minute drive of Heraklion Port and Heraklion Archaeological Museum. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other features include a poolside bar, a snack bar/deli, and a terrace. Fellow travelers say good things about the airport proximity and breakfast.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 69 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite extended parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • An outdoor pool


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Greek
  • Italian

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast only.

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.50 per room, per night

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 7 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Also known as

Sofia Heraklion
Sofia Hotel Heraklion
Sofia Hotel Crete/Heraklion
Sofia Hotel Hotel
Sofia Hotel Heraklion
Sofia Hotel Hotel Heraklion

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Overall score and ratings


Very Good




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel with a pool close to the airport
Nice hotel with a pool close to the airport - 20 minutes walk or 5 minutes by car. Also parking is free in the street - not a problem.
Ofer, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Midnight travels
My flight was delayed so I arrived after midnight and when I phoned from the airport it was not a problem as the hotel is open 24 hours a day. I was able on arrival to get a very welcome glass of wine. The staff were very helpful and amiable, I have absolutely only praise for the hotel and staff.
Kathleen, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

David, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Good hotel poor amenities
We booked 2 rooms assuming they would be adjoining as we have 3 kids… the receptionist at first gave us 2 rooms on separate floors then changed it to 2 on the first floor… down the hall from one another. Right, cuz I’m going to leave my 2 year old twins to sleep alone! ? Honestly we didn’t understand her. No refund offered on the second room we couldn’t use. Plus we had no hot water and they couldn’t give an idea of timing to fix it. So we couldn’t shower or get clean after our flight. Again, no remuneration offered.
Ayla, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michelle, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

This hotel is very near the airport which was our main criteria for selection.
Gretchen, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was pleasant
Emmanuel, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kevin, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very Good

Good for money
Beds are hard wouldnt want to stay a long time however everything else was pleasant surprise. Great value, great shower.
Emma, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Fabulous reasonably priced property, nice swimming pool too .. close to airport .
Shannon, 1-night trip with friends
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